From trip to tail: Tracking the origins, development and evolution of coherent structures in turbulent boundary layers

Grant number: DP130102307 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016



This project will investigate the lifespan of large-scale repeating patterns within turbulent boundary layers (the thin layer of chaotic fluid that envelopes a body as it moves through a fluid). These recurrent patterns play an important role in our lives, dictating the drag of aircraft and dominating environmental processes in the lower atmosphere.