Turbulence Structure Analysis of DNS Data Using DMD and SPOD: Mixing Jet and Channel Flow

  • Abouelmagd AbdelsamieEmail author
  • Gábor Janiga
  • Cheng Chi
  • Dominique Thévenin
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 196)


The objectives of this work are to analyze and investigate the turbulence structures in a channel flow and in a mixing jet using Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD) and Snapshot Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (SPOD). The analyzed data have been generated by Direct Numerical Simulation at high Reynolds numbers. In the channel flow, the occurrence of turbulent superstructures is mainly examined. The jet case is employed to investigate mixing in a turbulent jet flow. In both cases, DMD and SPOD analysis are compared to test their performance concerning the analysis of complex flows and to highlight the complementarity between these two approaches.



The financial support of the International Max Planck Research School Magdeburg for Advanced Methods in Process and Systems Engineering (IMPRS ProEng) is gratefully acknowledged. The computer resources provided by the Gauss Center for Supercomputing/Leibniz Supercomputing Center Munich under grant pro84qo have been essential to obtain the DNS results presented in this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abouelmagd Abdelsamie
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gábor Janiga
    • 1
  • Cheng Chi
    • 1
  • Dominique Thévenin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Magdeburg “Otto von Guericke”, Universitätsplatz 2MagdeburgGermany

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