On spectral linear stochastic estimation


C. E. Tinney, Coiffet, F., Delville, J., Glauser, M., Jordan, P., and Hall, A., “On spectral linear stochastic estimation,” Experiments in Fluids, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 763–775, 2006.


An extension to classical stochastic estimation techniques is presented, following the formulations of Ewing and Citriniti (1999), whereby spectral based estimation coefficients are derived from the cross spectral relationship between unconditional and conditional events. This is essential where accurate modeling using conditional estimation techniques are considered. The necessity for this approach stems from instances where the conditional estimates are generated from unconditional sources that do not share the same grid subset, or possess different spectral behaviors than the conditional events. In order to filter out incoherent noise from coherent sources, the coherence spectra is employed, and the spectral estimation coefficients are only determined when a threshold value is achieved. A demonstration of the technique is performed using surveys of the dynamic pressure field surrounding a Mach 0.30 and 0.60 axisymmetric jet as the unconditional events, to estimate a combination of turbulent velocity and turbulent pressure signatures as the conditional events. The estimation of the turbulent velocity shows the persistence of compact counter-rotating eddies that grow with quasi-periodic spacing as they convect downstream. These events eventually extend radially past the jet axis where the potential core is known to collapse.


DOI 10.1007/s00348-006-0199-5: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00348-006-0199-5