Accession Number:

ADA094011

Title:

The Thermal And Hydrodynamic Behavior of Thick, Rough-Wall, Turbulent Boundary Layers,

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Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF THERMOSCIENCES DIV

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Report Date:

1979-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

251.0

Abstract:

Thick, fully rough, and transitionally rough turbulent boundary layers were studied in order to investigate the differences between fully rough and transitionally rough behavior and to observe how downstream development affects these flows as the boundary layers become very thick. Measurements included Stanton numbers, skin friction coefficients, mean temperature and velocity profiles, Reynolds stress tensor component profiles, and spectra of the longitudinal velocity fluctuations. Predictions of wall heat transfer, wall shear, and mean profiles were made using a mixing-length and turbulent Prandtl number closure scheme which accounted for the effects of wall roughness in the boundary layer equations. The turbulent layers were artificially thickened using an array of solid obstacles which produced a two-dimensional equilibrium flow field with properties representative of natural bounday layers, at least up to the level of the turbulent correlations on a smooth wall, and to the level of the spectra of longitudinal velocity fluctuations on a rough wall. A rough-wall boundary layer environment was provided in which all measurements of lower order than the turbulence correlations could be discussed regarding the influence of roughness, and considered to have properties representative of natural behavior. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE