Journal article

Two-dimensional energy spectra in high-Reynolds-number turbulent boundary layers

Dileep Chandran, Rio Baidya, Jason P Monty, Ivan Marusic

JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

Here, we report the measurements of two-dimensional (2-D) spectra of the streamwise velocity (u) in a high-Reynolds-number turbulent boundary layer. A novel experiment employing multiple hot-wire probes was carried out at friction Reynolds numbers ranging from 2400 to 26 000. Taylor's frozen turbulence hypothesis is used to convert temporal-spanwise information into a 2-D spatial spectrum which shows the contribution of streamwise (λx) and spanwise (λy) length scales to the streamwise variance at a given wall height (z). At low Reynolds numbers, the shape of the 2-D spectra at a constant energy level shows λy/z ∼ (λx/z)1/2 behaviour at larger scales, which is in agreement with the existing l..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of this research from the Australian Research Council.