Enhanced functional binning for one- and two-point statistics using a posteriori Uncertainty Quantification of LPT data
Keywords:functional binning, lagrangian particle tracking, uncertainty quantification, flow statistics
In the evaluation of Lagrangian particle tracking (LPT) measurement data the use of spatially binned flow statistics in the form of one, two or multi-point statistics is often an essential step towards better understanding of the measured flow fields. Increasingly there is a focus towards uncertainty quantification of the measurement system however these evaluations are seldom used to directly improve the statistics by directly involving them into the calculation. We present our Functional Binning approach which makes use of such uncertainty information as a core component for the calculation of improved statistics. The improvements towards prior approaches are shown utilizing synthetic data as well as data from a real-world subsonic jet experiment. Beyond the initial formulation for one-point statistics, we show that this approach is readily extended towards two-point statistics and explore more advanced utilizations of uncertainty information for the optimal selection of particle pairs. Furthermore, the benefits of more individualized particle error estimations are investigated and some strategies for archiving such information are investigated.
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