The convection velocity of large-scale organized motions was measured in a Mach 3 boundary layer using streamwise-separated hot wires. The broadband convection velocity, determined from space-time correlations, is 0.9U ∞ across the entire outer region of the boundary layer. The convection velocity of individual structures was deduced using a pattern recognition technique, and this revealed that the majority of the large-scale structures convect at nearly the same velocity. A comparison of the present results to previous measurements indicates negligible Reynolds number and Mach number effects on convection velocity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Physics of Fluids A|
|State||Published - 1991|
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