A new proposal for Lagrangian correlation coefficient

Altinsoy N., Tugrul A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND FLUID FLOW, vol.23, no.6, pp.766-768, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The statistical description of dispersion in turbulent flow was first considered by Taylor (Proc. London Math. Soc. 20 (1921) 196) and the statistical properties of the field were determined by Lagrangian correlation coefficient R-L(tau). Frenkiel (Adv. Appl. Mech. 3 (1953) 61) has proposed several simple forms for RL(T). Some workers have investigated for a proper form of the Lagrangian correlation coefficient. In this work, a new proposal for the Lagrangian correlation coefficient is proposed and discussed. It can be written in general form with the one of the Frenkiel's (Adv. Appl. Mech. 3 (1953) 61) Lagrangian correlation coefficient. There is very satisfactory agreement between the new correlation and the experiment. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.