Journal article

Shared dynamical features of smooth- and rough-wall boundary-layer turbulence

RL Ebner, Faraz Mehdi, JC Klewicki

JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016

Abstract

The structure of smooth- and rough-wall turbulent boundary layers is investigated using existing data and newly acquired measurements derived from a four element spanwise vorticity sensor. Scaling behaviours and structural features are interpreted using the mean momentum equation based framework described for smooth-wall flows by Klewicki (J. Fluid Mech., vol. 718, 2013, pp. 596-621), and its extension to rough-wall flows by Mehdi et al. (J. Fluid Mech., vol. 731, 2013, pp. 682-712). This framework holds potential relative to identifying and characterizing universal attributes shared by smooth- and rough-wall flows. As prescribed by the theory, the present analyses show that a number of stat..

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