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Stably-stratified wall-bounded turbulence

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Francesco Zonta

Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9, Vienna, 1060
francesco.zonta@tuwien.ac.at

Alfredo Soldati

Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Vienna University of Technology, Getreidemarkt 9, Vienna, 1060
alfredo.soldati@tuwien.ac.at

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4040838 History: Received March 16, 2018; Revised July 10, 2018

Abstract

Stably-stratified wall-bounded turbulence is commonly encountered in many industrial and environmental processes. The interaction between turbulence and stratification induces remarkable modifications on the entire flow field, which in turn influences the overall transfer rates of mass, momentum and heat. Although a vast proportion of the parameter range of wall-bounded stably-stratified turbulence is still unexplored (in particular when stratification is strong), numerical simulations and experiments have recently developed a fairly robust picture of the flow structure, also providing an essential foundation for addressing more complex problems of practical importance. In this paper, we review models used to describe the influence of stratification on turbulence, as well as numerical and experimental methods and flow configurations for studying the resulting dynamics. Conclusions with a view on current open issues will be also provided.

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