Effects of Pressure Gradient on Higher Order Statistics in Turbulent Boundary Layers
Z Harun, I Marusic, JP Monty, R Mathis
THMT-12. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON TURBULENCE, HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER | BEGELL HOUSE, INC | Published : 2012
This paper investigates the effect and influence of pressure gradient on the skewness and flatness in turbulent boundary layers, which are subjected to adverse, zero and favourable pressure gradients. The large scale features are found to increase the skewness in the near wall-region for adverse pressure gradients in a manner similar to the effect of changing Reynolds number as documented by Metzger & Klewicki  for zero pressure gradient flows. The skewness is expanded by decomposing the fluctuating velocities into small and large-scale components, u+ = u+L + u+S , and the individual terms are compared. The large-scale term, u+3L /(u2)3/2, and the cross product term, 3u+L u+2S /(u2)3/2, a..View full abstract
The authors are grateful for the financial support of the Australian Research Council.