A Grid-free least-squares method for pressure evaluation from LPT data
Lagrangian particle tracking Shake-the-box (STB) method (Schanz et al., 2016) acquires the 3D positions of tracer particles from the temporal sequences of their 2D projection images even for rather high seeding densities. Approximation of tracks by analytical functions (Gesemann, 2015) provides an accurate evaluation of tracers’ local velocity and acceleration. This data, which is obtained on non-regular grid, can be used to estimate local pressure fluctuations based on the Navier–Stokes equation. The present paper describes a grid-free least-squares method for the gradients and pressure evaluation based on irregularly scattered LPT data with random noise minimization.
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