A Synthesized Model of the Near-Wall Behavior in Turbulent Boundary Layers.
LEHIGH UNIV BETHLEHEM PA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS
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A model of the near-wall behavior of turbulent boundary layers is presented. Based on an extensive series of primarily visualization experiments, which are described in overview, the model proposes a sequence of events which give rise to the bursting behavior responsible for turbulence production in the near-wall region. The model illustrates how hairpin vortex flow structures, generated during low-speed streak break down and ejection, are also reponsible for the streak regeneration process, thus defining a clear cycle of turbulence generation for the near-wall region. Author
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Fluid Mechanics