The role of helicity in Lagrangian turbulence is investigated using direct numerical simulation of homogeneous isotropic turbulence. Probability density functions and autocorrelations along a fluid particle trajectory associated with geometric quantities such as curvature and torsion of the Lagrangian trajectory are provided. The relationship between helicity and the ratio of torsion to curvature is investigated. We found that probability density functions of torsion and torsion normalized by curvature clearly show well-established slope in log-log plots. Finally, the relationship between helicity, acceleration and geometric quantities are discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow|
|Publication status||Published - 2010 Jun 1|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes