Experiments with micro-machined multi-array hot-film probe towards field experiments with sub-Kolmogorov resolution

Youry Borisenkov, Grigori Gulitski, Michael Kholmyansky, Slava Krylov, Alexander Liberzon, Arkady Tsinober

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


This is a report on implementation of the next stage of a project, motivated by the discovery of far more important role, played by the sub-Kolmogorov scales in high Reynolds number turbulence than commonly believed. The main results and issues that prompted the present work are in [1] – [3] and references therein. At this stage we report on the first successful experiments with a unique micro-machined hot-film multi-array probe. This includes design, assembly, implementation and testing of such probe in laboratory conditions [4]. The probe is enabling to access, along with all three components of turbulent velocity fluctuations, also all nine components of the spatial velocity gradients tensor, including the option of obtaining the stream-wise velocity derivatives without employing the Taylor hypothesis, as well as velocity temporal derivatives. The key feature of the micro-machined multi-array probe (typically five arrays), with each array consisting of four micro-machined hot-film sensors, is that it is six times smaller than the conventional multi-array probe, based on arrays with four hot wires [5] – [6], used in the atmospheric surface layer at Taylor micro-scale Reynolds number up to Reλ ≈ 104. This part of work relates to Reynolds numbers Reλ < 500 and employs several laboratory flows.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2015
Event15th European Turbulence Conference, ETC 2015 - Delf, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Aug 201528 Aug 2015


Conference15th European Turbulence Conference, ETC 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Geophysics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


Dive into the research topics of 'Experiments with micro-machined multi-array hot-film probe towards field experiments with sub-Kolmogorov resolution'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this