Influence of Surface Roughness on the Second Order Transport of Turbulence in Non-Equilibrium Boundary Layers
Final rept., 1 Jul 2002-31 Dec 2005
ALABAMA UNIV TUSCALOOSA DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS
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The principal objective of this project was to gain improved understanding for the mean and turbulent flow physics associated with non-equilibrium, strained, supersonic, compressible boundary layer flow over rough curved surfaces and elevated freestream turbulence levels. Measurements of mean flow and turbulence statistics within such boundary layers has been conducted using Particle Imaging Velocimetry PIV technique and the data are reported. Numerical simulation of the flow was also conducted using the eddy-viscosity turbulence models and comparison of the predictions with measurements was performed and reported. This report consists of two parts. The experimental work in this project was subcontracted to R.D.W. Bowersox, Aerospace Engineering Department, Texas AM University, TX. In Part I, the experimental work done by Bowersox and his group is reported. The pertinent experimental data is given at the end of Part I of this report. The numerical simulation is reported in Part II of this report.
- Fluid Mechanics