The reynolds stress in turbulence from a Lagrangian perspective

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We present a unique method for solving for the Reynolds stress in turbulent canonical flows, based on the momentum balance for a control volume moving at the local mean velocity. A differential transform converts this momentum balance to a solvable form. Validations with experimental and computational data in simple geometries show quite good results. An alternate Lagrangian analytical method is offered, leading to a potential closure method for the Reynolds stress in terms of computable turbulence parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number055027
JournalJournal of Physics Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2018


  • Closure
  • Reynolds stress
  • Turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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