Journal article

Spatial structure of negative partial derivative(u)over-tilde/partial derivative y in a low R-theta turbulent boundary layer

JC Klewicki, RB Hill

JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME | ASME-AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENG | Published : 1998

Abstract

Multiple line Molecular Tagging Velocimetry (MTV) measurements are used to explore the flow fields associated with wall region negative ∂ũ/∂y in a low Rθturbulent boundary layer. Velocity and velocity gradient statistical profiles establish the present flow as a canonical flat plate boundary layer. Spatial correlations of ∂u/∂y in the (x, y) plane, and the probability of observing negative ∂ũ+/∂y+exceeding a negative threshold of -0.25 reveal the highly significant presence of negative ∂ũ/∂y in the region 25 ≤ y+≤ 35. Examination of the instantaneous flow fields underlying the conditional pdf indicates that there are two primary contributing motions: (i) streamwise shear layers and (ii) comp..

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