Mean flow measurements in very high reynolds number turbulent boundary layer

M. Vallikivi, M. Hultmark, A. J. Smits

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Abstract

Measurements are presented of the mean flow behavior in zero pressure gradient, flat plate, turbulent boundary layer for Reynolds numbers from Reθ = 8.8×103 to R = 225×103. The measurements were conducted in the High Reynolds number Test Facility (HRTF) at Princeton University which uses compressed air as the working fluid. The mean velocity profiles were measured using Pitot probes as well as Nano-Scale Thermal Anemometry Probes (NSTAPs). The results demonstrate excellent agreement with each other, and support the suggestions made by previous authors that the von Kármán constant for turbulent boundary layers is close to a value of 0.39 and that the logarithmic region extends up to γ/δ = 0.15.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2013
PublisherTSFP-8
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
StatePublished - 2013
Event8th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2013 - Poitiers, France
Duration: Aug 28 2013Aug 30 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2013
Volume1

Other

Other8th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2013
CountryFrance
CityPoitiers
Period8/28/138/30/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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