Detection of coherent structures is of crucial importance for understanding the dynamics of a fluid flow. In this regard, the recently introduced Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD) has raised an increasing interest in the community. It allows to efficiently determine the dominant spatial modes, and their associated growth rate and frequency in time, responsible for describing the time-evolution of an observation of the physical system at hand. However, the underlying algorithm requires uniformly sampled and time-resolved data, which may limit its usability in practical situations. Further, the computational cost associated with the DMD analysis of a large dataset is high, both in terms of central processing unit and memory. In this contribution, we present an alternative algorithm to achieve this decomposition, overcoming the above-mentioned limitations. A synthetic case, a two-dimensional restriction of an experimental flow over an open cavity, and a large-scale three-dimensional simulation, provide examples to illustrate the method.
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Research Article| February 19 2015
A dynamic mode decomposition approach for large and arbitrarily sampled systems
Florimond Guéniat ;
Florimond Guéniat, Lionel Mathelin, Luc R. Pastur; A dynamic mode decomposition approach for large and arbitrarily sampled systems. Physics of Fluids 1 February 2015; 27 (2): 025113. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4908073
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