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JackW April 11, 2013 15:18

Quick help on the Hoyas and Jimenez Channel (Re_tau = 2000)!
Hi Guys,

I have to ask this any help would be great! I am looking to calculate the invariant map III-II for a RANS against the DNS data here:

however I need the Reynold's stress. Unfortunately I am unsure as to how to calculate this from the available data (the headers have confused me! <- annoyed in myself!)

Best wishes,


sbaffini April 12, 2013 04:19

The Reynolds stresses in the file are:

u'+, v'+, w'+, uv'+, uw'+ and vw'+.

A simple plot of these quantities will certify this.

JackW April 16, 2013 13:12

Hi, just incase anyone else has this question they are the RMS (root mean square) values of u_i u_j, called the turbulence intensities by the authors (but intensity is typically divided by U) - so to get the Reynold's stresses simply square the values

ps. sbaffini - I thought they were Reynold's stresses at first too! :cool:

sbaffini April 18, 2013 07:19

That's how you will more probably find them in any DNS database (all the ones i know). I tought you were unsure about the colums to pick up

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