Analysis of a rapidly distorted, supersonic, turbulent boundary layer

M. Jayaram, J. F. Donovan, J. P. Dussauge, A. J. Smits

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Rapid distortion concepts are used to calculate the evolution of turbulent stresses in the flow of a compressible boundary layer through a short region of concave curvature. Different models for the rapid part of strain were tested. For all models used, the calculations in the curved region agree well with experimental data. Downstream, however, the discrepancies between experiment and calculation increase, probably because of the increased importance of the mean shear and the nonlinear terms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1855-1864
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics of Fluids A
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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