Dynamic mode decomposition: A tool to extract structures hidden in massive datasets

T. Grenga, M. E. Mueller

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Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD) is able to decompose flow field data into coherent modes and determine their oscillatory frequencies and growth/decay rates, allowing for the investigation of unsteady and dynamic phenomena unlike conventional statistical analyses. The decomposition can be applied for the analysis of data having a broad range of temporal and spatial scales since it identifies structures that characterize the physical phenomena independently from their energy content. In this work, a DMD algorithm specifically created for the analysis of massive databases is used to analyze three-dimensional Direct Numerical Simulation of spatially evolving turbulent planar premixed hydrogen/air jet flames at varying Karlovitz number. The focus of this investigation is the identification of the most important modes and frequencies for the physical phenomena, specifically heat release and turbulence, governing the flow field evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationData Analysis for Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Combustion
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Equation-Based Analysis to Machine Learning
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783030447182
ISBN (Print)9783030447175
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Mathematics
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Computer Science
  • General Environmental Science


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