
Spatial and temporal correlations in turbulent boundary layers
Jurčáková, Klára ; Kellnerová, Radka
The experimental data from timeresolved particle image velocimetry measurement of the boundarylayer flows over various aerodynamically rough surfaces are presented. Temporal, spatial, and timespace correlation are analyzed and used for calculation of integral length and time scales. Temporal and spatial integral scales are connected via convection velocity. Taylor's hypothesis on frozen turbulence says that the convection velocity is equal to the local mean velocity. The experimental data shows that the convection velocity is larger than local mean velocity in the lower third of the boundary layer and greater in the upper two thirds. The crossover line is higher over surfaces with higher roughness.


Impact of Turbulence Generators on Turbulent Characteristics and Structures
Kellnerová, Radka ; Jurčáková, Klára ; Jaňour, Zbyněk
The turbulent generators are routinely used to produce very turbulent flows. Special type of vertically slenderize spires are applied to enhance turbulent diffusion from the surface upwards in order to increase the boundary layer depth. This paper studies the influence of variable upstream distance of generators on formation of both vortical and nonvortical organized structures within a test section. The 2component 2dimensional timeresolved particle image velocimetry measurement of the flow was performed in the wind channel with very rough surface. Intermittent flow dynamics was evaluated by means of higher order moments, vorticity, quadrant and wavelet analysis. The downstream evolution of the flow suggests that equilibrium between roughness and spiresproduced turbulence was reached at the distance of 7 spires height.\n


Neutrally stratified flow modelling over complex terrain at mesoscale: opencut coal mine study
Nosek, Štěpán ; Jaňour, Zbyněk ; Jurčáková, Klára ; Kellnerová, Radka ; Kukačka, Libor
The objective of this case study was to determine the influence of the coal mine cavity and its vicinity on the main flow field with respect to prevailing wind direction. In order to model the neutrally stratified flow over extremely huge opencut coal mine Libouš situated at northwest of Czech Republic the laminar flow analogy was applied. The model was scaled down to 1:9000 according to dimensions of windtunnel and selected coal mine surroundings. The measurements of longitudinal and lateral velocity components in selected vertical, resp. horizontal planes were performed by LDA. The measured data will be used for validation of CFD simulation and for selections of area of interest at bigger scales where turbulent flow modelling will be performed. The results revealed that not only of cavity shape and deepness but also the surroundings orography has influence on flow pattern, hence on ventilation, within the area of interest.


Quadrant analysis of turbulent pollution flux above the modelled street intersection
Kukačka, Libor ; Nosek, Štěpán ; Kellnerová, Radka ; Jurčáková, Klára ; Jaňour, Zbyněk
The objective of this experimental study is to determine processes of a vertical turbulent pollution transport above the Xshaped street intersection in an idealised symmetric urban area for several approach flow directions. An experimental setup for simultaneous measurement of the flow velocity and the tracer gas concentration in a high temporal resolution is assembled. Vertical turbulent scalar fluxes are computed from the measured data in a horizontal plane above the street intersection. The quadrant analysis was applied to the vertical turbulent pollution fluxes data. Events with dominant contribution to vertical turbulent pollution flux were detected. The mean duration, repetition frequency and the duration percentage were computed for these events. A strong influence of the approach flow direction on the type of dominant events and their characteristics was resolved.


Wind tunnel study of dispersion in different urban area configurations
Chaloupecká, Hana ; Jurčáková, Klára ; Kellnerová, Radka ; Kukačka, Libor ; Jaňour, Zbyněk
The object of this study is modelling of pollution dispersion in a wind tunnel. We’ve used the inverse method of modelling to this.That means a given location of detector of pollution and a net of points where we placed one by one a point source. We’ve studied this probem for different setups of buildings and approach flow directions. A sensitivity of concentration diffusion upon on the type of setup of buildings and approach flow direction has been demonstrated from the results of experiment. The best seup of buildings due to the measurement of concentration in two fixed points has been found.

 
 

Detailed analysis of POD method applied on turbulent flow
Kellnerová, Radka ; Kukačka, Libor ; Uruba, Václav ; Jurčáková, Klára ; Jaňour, Zbyněk
Proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) on very turbulent flow inside the street canyon is performed. The energy contribution of each mode is yielded up. Also, physical meaning of the POD method is clarified. Particular modes of POD are assigned to the particular flow events like sweep event, vortex behind the roof or vor tex at the bottom of street. Test of POD sensitivity on the length of data recording is done when the acquisition time increases up to its triple value. Test with decreasing sample frequency is executed. Further, interpola tion of POD expansion coefficient is attempted in order to test possible increase in sample frequency and get new information about flow from the POD analysis. We tested linear and spline sort of interpolation and the linear one brought slightly better results.


Proper Orthogonal Decomposition of Turbulent Flow above Urban Area
Kellnerová, Radka ; Kukačka, Libor ; Uruba, Václav ; Jurčáková, Klára ; Jaňour, Zbyněk
This contribution describes the character of turbulent flow generated above series of street canyons in windchannel. Main concern is to clarify how intermittent dynamics of the flow determines the ventilation process inside the canyon. Since geometry of building around street canyon significantly affects the flow regime, two shapes of building are studied and comparison of these two regimes is done. During experiment, velocity data are measured using PIV with highrepetition rate. Over than three thousand snapshots of instantaneous velocity are then analysed by Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD). This method reveals the measure of coherence of the flow and decomposes the individual snapshots into dynamics modes. For example, the first mode in shear layer (localised at the roof level) contains almost 55% of global turbulent kinetic energy, what is an in


Physical modelling of pollution dispersion in complex terrain situation
Jurčáková, Klára ; Jaňour, Zbyněk ; Kellnerová, Radka ; Kukačka, Libor
Abstract. Airflow in the lowest part of atmosphere is due to high intensity turbulence very complicated process. This is a reason why simple and reliable model for dispersion of air pollution from its source to receptor still does not exist. Physical modelling, in which frame the model of area of interest is made, is an alternative method next to mathematical modelling. Flow and pollution dispersion is examined in the special wind tunnel in detail. Methodology of experiment preparation and of experiment itself as well as a few selected case studies will be presented in the contribution.
