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Wall Shear Fluctuations in a Turbulent Boundary Layer

Badri Narayanan, MA and Raghu, S and Poddart, Kamal (1984) Wall Shear Fluctuations in a Turbulent Boundary Layer. In: AIAA Journal, 22 (9). pp. 1336-1337.

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IN the last two decades, the instantaneous structure of a turbulent boundary layer has been examined by many in an effort to understand the dynamics of the flow. Distinct and well-defined flow patterns that seem to have great relevance to the turbulence production mechanism have been observed in the wall region.1'2 The flow near the wall is intermittent with periodic eruptions of the fluid, a phenomenon generally termed "bursting process." Earlier investigations in this field were limited to liquid flows at low speeds and the entire flowpattern was observed using flow visualization techniques.Study was later extended to boundary-layer flows in windtunnels at higher speeds and Reynolds numbers using hot-wiresignals for the analysis of the bursting phenomenon.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: AIAA Journal
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2010 05:17
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/21968

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