Journal article

Large coherence of spanwise velocity in turbulent boundary layers

CM De Silva, K Kevin, R Baidya, N Hutchins, I Marusic

Journal of Fluid Mechanics | Published : 2018


The spatial signature of spanwise velocity coherence in turbulent boundary layers has been studied using a series of unique large-field-of-view multicamera particle image velocimetry experiments, which were configured to capture streamwise/spanwise slices of the boundary layer in both the logarithmic and the wake regions. The friction Reynolds number of Reτ ≈ 2600 was chosen to nominally match the simulation of Sillero et al. (Phys. Fluids, vol. 26 (10), 2014, 105109), who had previously reported oblique features of the spanwise coherence at the top edge of the boundary layer based on the sign of the spanwise velocity, and here we find consistent observations from experiments. In this work, ..

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