Eddy Structure Identification in Free Turbulent Shear Flows

Selected Papers from the IUTAM Symposium entitled: “Eddy Structures Identification in Free Turbulent Shear Flows” Poitiers, France, 12–14 October 1992

  • J. P. Bonnet
  • M. N. Glauser

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introductory Remarks to the IUTAM conference and ERCOFTAC Workshop on “Eddy Structure Identification for free Shear Flows”

  3. Organised Eddies in Turbulent Shear Flows

  4. Large and Small Scales Dynamics

  5. Conditional Sampling I: Vorticity-based Methods

  6. Conditional Sampling II: Other Methods

  7. Wavelets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. A. Benaïssa, F. Anselmet, F. Moret-Bailly, J. Liandrat
      Pages 159-168

About this book


The existence and crucial role played by large-scale, organized motions in turbulent flows are now recognized by industrial, applied and fundamental researchers alike. It has become increasingly evident that coherent structures influence mixing, noise, vibration, heat transfer, drag, etc... The accelera­ tion of the development of both experimental and computational programs devoted to this topic has been evident at several recent international meet­ ings. One of the first questions which experimentalists or numerical analysts are faced with is: how can these structures be separated from the background turbulence? This is a nontrivial task because the coherent structures are gen­ erally embedded in a random field and the technique used to determine when and where certain structures are passing, or their averaged characteristics (in the more probable or dominant role sense) is directly related to the definition of the coherent structure. Several methods or approaches are available and the choice of a particular one is generally dependent on the desired informa­ tion. This choice depends not only on the definition of the structure, but also on the experimental and numerical capabilities available to the researcher.


Scale Vibration dynamics heat transfer statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • J. P. Bonnet
    • 1
  • M. N. Glauser
    • 2
  1. 1.CEAT/LEAPoitiers CedexFrance
  2. 2.Clarkson UniversityPotsdamUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2098-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4930-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2098-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
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