Acoustical Society of America – December 2022

This year my research group had a good showing at the Acoustical Society of America, Dec. 2022. I was happy to give a 20 minute talk myself on jet and rocket coherence and loading. My student, Dr. Alex Carr, who is now a Research Aerospace Engineering at NASA reported on his sonic boom predictions. My …

Chairing Turbulence Theory at APS Division of Fluid Dynamics – Highlight of the year

All our presenters were present and traveled internationally. DNS is the tool of choice for numerical simulations. Theory emerged from results, and I hope that new relations will guide those making turbulence models today. High-order inertial range scaling exponents in incompressible turbulence using generalized extended self-similarityPresenter: Sualeh Khurshid, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Author: Sualeh Khurshid, …

APS Presentation – A New Course: Modeling Inhomogeneous Turbulence with a Historic Perspective

Abstract: A new graduate class is developed at the University of Florida called Modeling Inhomogeneous Turbulence with a Historical Perspective. The course covers in-depth concepts of the science and mathematics of turbulence modeling. Major topics of the class include statistics for modeling, the Russian school, law of the wall, chaos, compressible Navier-Stokes equations, mean kinetic …

On Challenges in Turbulent Flow Theory and Experiment

Research in macroscopic classical physics, such as fluid dynamics or aspects of condensed matter physics, continues to confront baffling challenges that are by no means less demanding than those at the post-Newtonian frontiers of physics that have been explored since the beginning of this century. This is so even though the basic equations of macroscopic …

Numerical prediction of loudness metrics for N-waves and shaped sonic booms in kinematic turbulence

Abstract, “The effects of a kinematic field of velocity fluctuations on the loudness metrics of two waveforms are examined with a three-dimensional one-way propagation solver. The waveforms consist of an N-wave and a simulated low-boom from NASA’s X-59 QueSST aircraft. The kinematic turbulence is generated using a von Karman composite spectrum, which is dependent on …

On Large-Scale HPC from Viewpoint of Cebeci

One other aspect should be mentioned. When the program was transferred to El Segundo from Santa Monica, I naturally duplicated some runs. The printout was eight-decimal places, I believe. For a number of steps the new and old tab sheets would check exactly. But then after a while there would be a gradual drift; first …

Standard k-Epsilon Model

In the last few years a number of models of turbulent heat and momentum transport have been developed in which the effective transport coefficients are related to local values of certain turbulent correlations; these correlations are computed simultaneously with the mean field variables. Models of this kind achieve significantly greater breadth of applicability than do …