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Type: Conference paper
Title: Turbulent pulsatile pipe flow with multiple modes of oscillation
Author: Chen, X.
Chin, R.
Hutchins, N.
Poon, E.
Ooi, A.
Citation: Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2016), 2016 / pp.1-4
Publisher: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society
Issue Date: 2016
ISBN: 9781740523776
Conference Name: 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (05 Dec 2016 - 08 Dec 2016 : Perth, Western Australia)
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W. X. Chen, C. Chin, N. Hutchins, E. K. W. Poon and A. Ooi
Abstract: This study numerically investigates turbulent pipe flow driven by a pulsating pressure gradient. While studies of laminar and turbulent pulsatile pipe flow with a single mode of oscillating pressure gradient have been carried out extensively, there is scarce literature on pulsating pressure gradients with multiple temporal Fourier modes. In many real-life engineering applications, for example, the arterial systems, multiple Fourier modes are often required for an accurate representation of the driving force. In this paper, direct numerical simulations are carried out to simulate turbulent pulsatile pipe flow driven by a pressure gradient with 2 Fourier oscillating modes whose mean and extrema are similar to those with a single Fourier mode. The presence of the additional mode of oscillation results in no alterations of the global-mean turbulence statistics such that the mean velocity profiles and turbulence intensities, both collapsing onto its single-mode counterpart. It extends the global-mean characteristics of pulsatile flow from single mode to multiple modes of oscillation. The introduction of an extra Fourier mode in this study diminishes the oscillatory part of the flow such that streamwise velocity modulation amplitudes and the turbulence intensity modulations are reduced. Nevertheless, the present result shows the specific response of an additional Fourier model to the pulsatile turbulence flow analyses. Further investigations are needed to provide a general conclusion on the effect of other additional Fourier modes.
Rights: Commencing with 19AFMC, the Society holds copyright to papers which appear in the Proceedings. Prior to that, copyright resides with authors of the papers.
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