Velocity and vorticity cascades in high Reynolds number pipe flows EuHIT Funded Project

Team

Gabriele Bellani
university of bologna, Forlì, Italy
Eda Dogan
University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Jason Hearst
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Ivan Marusic
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Romain Mathis
Laboratoire de Mécanique de Lille, Lille, France
Jason Patrick Monty
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Milad Samie
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Alessandro Talamelli
University of Bologna, Forlì, Italy
Spencer James Zimmerman
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Overview

Research Infrastructure
Center for International Cooperation in Long Pipe Experiments, Italy
Facilities used
Long Pipe Facility (LP)
Project leader
Bharathram Ganapathisubramani
University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Abstract

CICLoPE is a unique facility providing a high Reynolds number (Re) turbulent flow in a large-scale pipe that permits the use of relatively large velocity measurement. This feature will be exploited to make the first simultaneous measurements of vorticity and velocity in a high Re pipe flow and use these to further our understanding of the mechanisms of wall-turbulence at high Reynolds numbers. Further, recent theories and models of wall-turbulence are informed by Princeton Superpipe data, which has remained beyond compare for two decades. CICLoPE will be used to acquire a comparative streamwise velocity database using the Princeton NSTAP hot-wire probes.