Sensitivity of turbulent stresses in boundary layers to cross-wire probe uncertainties in the geometry and calibration procedure
R Baidya, J Philip, N Hutchins, JP Monty, I Marusic
Measurement Science and Technology | IOP Publishing | Published : 2019
The sensitivity of measured turbulent stresses to uncertainties in the probe geometry and calibration procedure is investigated for a cross-wire probe in a turbulent boundary layer using direct numerical simulation data. The errors investigated are guided by experiments, and to replicate the full experimental procedure, the cross-wire calibration procedure is simulated to generate a voltage-to-velocity mapping function, which is then utilised to calculate the measured velocity from simulated cross-wire voltages. We show that wire misalignment can lead to an incorrect mean wall-normal velocity and Reynolds shear stress in the near-wall region due to the presence of shear. Furthermore, we find..View full abstract
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The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Australian Research Council. The authors would also like to thank Prof. R. D. Moser for making the channel DNS database available.