The transport of inertial particles in incompressible flows and subject to molecular diffusion is studied through direct numerical simulations. It was shown in recent work [9, 15] that the long time behavior of inertial particles, with motion governed by Stokes’ law in a periodic velocity field and in the presence of molecular diffusion, is diffusive. The effective diffusivity is defined through the solution of a degenerate elliptic partial differential equation. In this paper we study the dependence of the effective diffusivity on the non-dimensional parameters of the problem, as well as on the streamline topology, for a class of two dimensional periodic incompressible flows.
DOI : 10.1007/3-540-31186-6_26 Anahtar Kelimeler :
Direct Numerical Simulation, Inertial Particle, Monte Carlo Study, Stokes Number, Passive Tracer
ISBN: 978-3-540-31186-7 Sayfa: 431-441
This book provides a systematic treatment of the mathematical underpinnings of work in data assimilation, covering both theoretical and computational approaches. Specifically the authors develop a unified mathematical framework in which a Bayesian formulation of the problem provides the bedrock for the derivation, development and analysis of algorithms; the many examples used in the text, together with the algorithms which are introduced and discussed, are all illustrated by the MATLAB software detailed in the book and made freely available online.