WIT Press


Direct Statistical Comparison Of Hydrodynamic Mixing Experiments And Simulations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM010191

Volume

30

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,019 kb

Author(s)

W. Rider, J. Kamm, P. Rightley, K. Prestridge, R. Benjamin, P. Vorobief

Abstract

Direct statistical comparison of hydrodynamic mixing experiments and simulations W. Rider % J. Kamm', P. Rightley', K. Prestridge', R. Benjamin', P. Vorobieff^ ^Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA ^University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA Abstract Fluid mixing phenomena are dominated by irregular structures induced by flow instabilities, which lead to non-deterministic behavior. Hence, there is no direct, pointwise method to establish the correspondence between experimental data and numerical simulation. Using statistical analysis methods, we examine the correspondence between experimental data and simulations. We examine the detailed structures of mixing experiments and their simulation for the Richtmyer-Meshkov (RM) instability. To examine the compressible RM instability, we use the gas curtain experiment of Rightley et al. [8]. Numerical simulations of both experimental config- urations were conducted with a variety of flow codes. The experiment and simulation a

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