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The Fokker–Planck Closure For Turbulent Molecular Mixing: Passive Scalars, Rodney O. Fox Jun 1992

The Fokker–Planck Closure For Turbulent Molecular Mixing: Passive Scalars, Rodney O. Fox

Rodney O. Fox

A turbulent-molecular-mixing closure for passive scalar mixing is derived based on the theory of diffusion in layerlike lamellar structures. The closure is formulated in terms of the Fokker- Planck (FP) equation (or an equivalent stochastic differential equation), and is to be employed in conjunction with the probability density function (pdf) balance equation appearing in the pdf methods for modeling turbulent reactive flows. Like the mapping closure, the FP closure predicts a limiting Gaussian pdf for the passive scalar concentration in isotropic turbulence. In addition, the FP closure models the joint pdf of the scalar concentration and the scalar gradient and ...