Shape-dependence of particle rotation in isotropic turbulence

@article{Byron2014ShapedependenceOP,
  title={Shape-dependence of particle rotation in isotropic turbulence},
  author={Margaret L. Byron and Jonas Einarsson and Kristian Gustavsson and Gregory A. Voth and Bernhard Mehlig and Evan A. Variano},
  journal={Physics of Fluids},
  year={2014},
  volume={27},
  pages={035101}
}
We consider the rotation of neutrally buoyant axisymmetric particles suspended in isotropic turbulence. Using laboratory experiments as well as numerical and analytical calculations, we explore how particle rotation depends upon particle shape. We find that shape strongly affects orientational trajectories, but that it has negligible effect on the variance of the particle angular velocity. Previous work has shown that shape significantly affects the variance of the tumbling rate of axisymmetric… 

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