Statistical Model of Turbulent Dispersion Recapitulated

J. J. H. Brouwers
2021 Fluids  
A comprehensive summary and update is given of Brouwers' statistical model that was developed during the previous decade. The presented recapitulated model is valid for general inhomogeneous anisotropic velocity statistics that are typical of turbulence. It succeeds and improves the semiempirical and heuristic models developed during the previous century. The model is based on a Langevin and diffusion equation of which the derivation involves (i) the application of general principles of physics
more » ... and stochastic theory; (ii) the application of the theory of turbulence at large Reynolds numbers, including the Lagrangian versions of the Kolmogorov limits; and (iii) the systematic expansion in powers of the inverse of the universal Lagrangian Kolmogorov constant C0, C0 about 6. The model is unique in the collected Langevin and diffusion models of physics and chemistry. Presented results include generally applicable expressions for turbulent diffusion coefficients that can be directly implemented in numerical codes of computational fluid mechanics used in environmental and industrial engineering praxis. This facilitates the more accurate and reliable prediction of the distribution of the mean concentration of passive or almost passive admixture such as smoke, aerosols, bacteria, and viruses in turbulent flow, which are all issues of great societal interest.
doi:10.3390/fluids6050190 fatcat:4ywvfcgktzd3fbt2w2phj2vtgy