Effects of roughness on a turbulent boundary layer in hypersonic flow

Dipankar Sahoo, Marco Schultze, Alexander J. Smits

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Particle Image Velocimetry experiments were performed to study the effects of surface roughness on a hypersonic (M = 7:2), low Reynolds number (typically Reθ = 3600), turbulent boundary layer. Two roughness types were used: diamond mesh and square bars, with roughness heights of about 136 and 102 viscous units, respectively. The streamwise velocity fluctuation normalized by the wall friction velocity indicated that there may exist significant compressibility effects at these Mach numbers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Event39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 25 2009

Publication series

Name39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference


Other39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Aerospace Engineering


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