On the Three-Dimensional Structure of Boundary Layers Undergoing Transition to Turbulence.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG
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Detailed experiments were performed for boundary layers undergoing transition to turbulence. The experiments utilized multiple hot wire anemometer techniques in combination with recently developed flow visualization and computational techniques. The use of a phase-correlated and conditionally sampled measurements permitted the study of the origin and evolution of the characteristic of transitional boundary layers. Fundamental transition mechanisms and the receptivity of the boundary layer to external disturbances that led to transition were studied.
- Fluid Mechanics