In this paper, a systematic discussion on the generation of synthetic turbulence using spectral methods is presented. After a brief introduction which reviews existing methodologies, the role played by the fulfilment of the divergence-free condition and Taylor assumption is investigated. Special attention is given to the case in which such random fields are applied as inflow condition for Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations. Subsequently, a new methodology of general applicability for the generation of synthetic turbulence is proposed. The strength of the new approach lies in its generality and conceptual simplicity. The obtained random field fulfils the divergence-free condition as well as Taylor assumption and it is approximately characterised by preselected spectral content in each spatial direction, so also providing direct control over all turbulence integral scales. Synthetic turbulent fields characterised by different spectral content are generated confirming the soundness of the proposed approach and showing its ability to target strongly anisotropic fields. Finally, some remarks on the generation of inhomogeneous fields, obtained by combination of homogeneous ones, are provided so generalising the proposed procedure.

A systematic approach to the generation of synthetic turbulence using spectral methods

Patruno, L.
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2018

Abstract

In this paper, a systematic discussion on the generation of synthetic turbulence using spectral methods is presented. After a brief introduction which reviews existing methodologies, the role played by the fulfilment of the divergence-free condition and Taylor assumption is investigated. Special attention is given to the case in which such random fields are applied as inflow condition for Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations. Subsequently, a new methodology of general applicability for the generation of synthetic turbulence is proposed. The strength of the new approach lies in its generality and conceptual simplicity. The obtained random field fulfils the divergence-free condition as well as Taylor assumption and it is approximately characterised by preselected spectral content in each spatial direction, so also providing direct control over all turbulence integral scales. Synthetic turbulent fields characterised by different spectral content are generated confirming the soundness of the proposed approach and showing its ability to target strongly anisotropic fields. Finally, some remarks on the generation of inhomogeneous fields, obtained by combination of homogeneous ones, are provided so generalising the proposed procedure.
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