A report describes an investigation of the validity of using statistical methods based on single-point probability density functions (PDFs) in mathematical modeling of mixing between a turbulently flowing carrier gas and the vapor from liquid drops suspended in the gas. The investigation included theoretical analysis and comparisons with results of direct numerical simulations (DNS) of a two-phase mixing layer.

This work was done by Josette Bellan and Richard S. Miller of Caltech for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NPO-20431


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This article first appeared in the March, 1999 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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