Journal article

Compressible plane turbulent wakes under pressure gradients evolving in a constant area section

C Lav, J Philip, RD Sandberg

Journal of Fluid Mechanics | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2020


Development of statistically two-dimensional (2-D) turbulent wakes under pressure gradients is a common feature of many industrial and aerodynamic flows. The usual set-up is to generate a wake, and study its development through a passage with a variable area; if the downstream area decreases (increases) a favourable pressure gradient or FPG (adverse pressure gradient or APG) is imposed. In applications such as in turbomachinery, however, the wakes develop in a periodic constant area passage in the stator-rotor gap and with an imposed pressure gradient. To study these flows, here, we develop a canonical set-up for this new kind of wake evolution in FPG and APG of different strengths by placin..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by resources provided by the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre with funding from the Australian Government and the Government of Western Australia. This work is also financially supported by the University of Melbourne PhD Writeup Grant.