A simple statistical assumption is introduced, concerning the distribution of certain functionals of a turbulent flow field. This assumption is then used to formulate a system of difference equations which describes the moments of a turbulent flow with shear. No empirical parameters are used. An application to turbulent flow in a channel is carried out, and yields results in good agreement with experiment. A discussion of the relationship between the main assumption and theories of homogeneous turbulence is also given. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720-1740
  • Authors:
    • Chorin, A J
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Pagination: 44 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00072408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FM-74-9
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-69A-0200-1052
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM