Opposition control of turbulent taylor-couette flow

Christophe Le Dauphin, Koji Fukagata

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Direct numerical simulations (DNS) of an opposition-controlled turbulent Taylor-Couette (TC) flow is performed. Opposition control is then applied. Significant drag reduction is achieved by opposition control and the skin friction drag is decreased up to 31% with the wall-normal control. Strong modifications of the turbulence statistics in the near-wall region are observed. The streamwise velocity fluctuation is greatly reduced and shows a more symmetric profile. The origin of the boundary layers seems to undergo a displacement toward the middle of the flow. Besides, the visualization of the coherent flow structures shows a significant reduction of their number when the control is applied. In a further step, the combination of wall-normal and spanwise control, as well as the influence of the gain on the input response are investigated. The efficiency of this control strategy is then compared with the opposition control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011
Number of pages9
EditionPARTS A, B, C, D
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011 - Hamamatsu, Japan
Duration: 2011 Jul 242011 Jul 29

Publication series

NameASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011
NumberPARTS A, B, C, D


OtherASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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