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dc.contributor.advisorPandya, Raja V.
dc.contributor.authorMaldonado-Fernández, Axel
dc.description.abstractWe consider physical situation of homogeneous, isotropic decaying turbulence in an incompressible fluid for computational study. It is well established that laminar and turbulent flows of Newtonian fluids are governed by Navier-Stokes equations. We use Navier-Stokes equations for simulating the physical situation. As no external forcing is present in the present situation, turbulence decays in time from its initial conditions. The time dependent Navier-Stokes equations are numerically solved in the Fourier wave vector (k) and time (t) domain using different initial conditions for velocity field in the wave vector domain. The initial conditions are generated using the initial known shape for energy spectrum. Time evolutions of various statistical properties of isotropic turbulence are obtained from the numerical data and are presented in this thesis.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNASA EPSCoRen_US
dc.subjectnumerical simulationen_US
dc.subject.lcshMagnetic fluiden_US
dc.subject.lcshElectronic circuitsen_US
dc.subject.lcshTurbulence -- Mathematical modelsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMagnetic fieldsen_US
dc.titleNumerical simulation of the structure of time dependent homogeneous, isotropic turbulenceen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2007 Axel Maldonado Fernandezen_US
dc.contributor.committeeVenkataraman, Nellore S.
dc.contributor.committeeGutierrez, Jorge Gustavo
dc.contributor.representativeCastillo, Paul Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineeringen_US

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