Journal article

Some predictions of the attached eddy model for a high Reynolds number boundary layer

TB Nickels, I Marusic, S Hafez, N Hutchins, MS Chong

Hearing Research | ROYAL SOC | Published : 2007


Many flows of practical interest occur at high Reynolds number, at which the flow in most of the boundary layer is turbulent, showing apparently random fluctuations in velocity across a wide range of scales. The range of scales over which these fluctuations occur increases with the Reynolds number and hence high Reynolds number flows are difficult to compute or predict. In this paper, we discuss the structure of these flows and describe a physical model, based on the attached eddy hypothesis, which makes predictions for the statistical properties of these flows and their variation with Reynolds number. The predictions are shown to compare well with the results from recent experiments in a ne..

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