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Downstream Recovery of Turbulence Kinetic Energy in the Wake of a Turbulent Boundary Layer Wing-Body Junction Flow

S Zimmerman, J Philip, N Marino, J Klewicki

Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2018 | Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society | Published : 2018


A multi-sensor hotwire probe capable of simultaneously measuring all three components of the velocity vector [Zimmerman et al. 2017] has been deployed in the wake of a turbulent boundary layer wing-body junction flow. The wing shape—a 3:2 semi-elliptic nose joined to a NACA 0020 airfoil tail—matches that used in a number of existing studies of wing-body junction wake flow (e.g. see the review of Simpson [2001]). Data have been collected in four spanwise/wall-normal measurement planes ranging from 1 to 33 chord lengths behind the trailing edge of the junction. The measurement planes span a domain over which the unperturbed boundary layer would develop from friction Reynolds number Reτ ≈ 8000 ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council and the Office of Naval Research under award number N00014- 17-1-2307.