Elasto-inertial turbulence

Dubief Y, Terrapon VE, Hof B. 2023. Elasto-inertial turbulence. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics. 55(1), 675–705.

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Dubief, Yves; Terrapon, Vincent E.; Hof, BjörnISTA
The dissolution of minute concentration of polymers in wall-bounded flows is well-known for its unparalleled ability to reduce turbulent friction drag. Another phenomenon, elasto-inertial turbulence (EIT), has been far less studied even though elastic instabilities have already been observed in dilute polymer solutions before the discovery of polymer drag reduction. EIT is a chaotic state driven by polymer dynamics that is observed across many orders of magnitude in Reynolds number. It involves energy transfer from small elastic scales to large flow scales. The investigation of the mechanisms of EIT offers the possibility to better understand other complex phenomena such as elastic turbulence and maximum drag reduction. In this review, we survey recent research efforts that are advancing the understanding of the dynamics of EIT. We highlight the fundamental differences between EIT and Newtonian/inertial turbulence from the perspective of experiments, numerical simulations, instabilities, and coherent structures. Finally, we discuss the possible links between EIT and elastic turbulence and polymer drag reduction, as well as the remaining challenges in unraveling the self-sustaining mechanism of EIT.
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Part of the material presented here is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation CBET (Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems) award 1805636 (to Y.D.), the Binational Science Foundation award 2016145 (to Y.D. and Victor Steinberg), a FRIA (Fund for Research Training in Industry and Agriculture) grant of the Belgian F.R.S.-FNRS (National Fund for Scientific Research) (to V.E.T.), the Marie Curie FP7 Career Integration grant PCIG10-GA-2011-304073 (to V.E.T.), and the Fonds spéciaux pour la recherche grant C-13/19 of the University of Liege (to V.E.T.). Computational resources have been provided by the Consortium des Équipements de Calcul Intensif (CECI) funded by the Belgian F.R.S.-FNRS, the Vermont Advanced Computing Center (VACC), the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), and the Tier-1 supercomputer of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles funded by the Walloon Region (grant agreement 117545).

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Dubief Y, Terrapon VE, Hof B. Elasto-inertial turbulence. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics. 2023;55(1):675-705. doi:10.1146/annurev-fluid-032822-025933
Dubief, Y., Terrapon, V. E., & Hof, B. (2023). Elasto-inertial turbulence. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics. Annual Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-fluid-032822-025933
Dubief, Yves, Vincent E. Terrapon, and Björn Hof. “Elasto-Inertial Turbulence.” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics. Annual Reviews, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-fluid-032822-025933.
Y. Dubief, V. E. Terrapon, and B. Hof, “Elasto-inertial turbulence,” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 55, no. 1. Annual Reviews, pp. 675–705, 2023.
Dubief Y, Terrapon VE, Hof B. 2023. Elasto-inertial turbulence. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics. 55(1), 675–705.
Dubief, Yves, et al. “Elasto-Inertial Turbulence.” Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 55, no. 1, Annual Reviews, 2023, pp. 675–705, doi:10.1146/annurev-fluid-032822-025933.
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