Conference Proceedings

Similarity formulations for turbulent boundary layers at high reynolds numbers

GJ Kunkel, I Marusic

Proceedings of the ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference | Published : 2003


Data obtained from the high Reynolds number atmospheric boundary layer are used to analyze existing mean-flow and turbulence intensity similarity formulations. From the results of this analysis a new streamwise turbulence intensity formulation is proposed that is suggested to be applicable across the entire smooth-wall high Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer. The new formulation is also shown to be consistent with the mixed-flow scaling suggested by other studies.

University of Melbourne Researchers