New developments in understanding supersonic turbulent boundary layers

A. J. Smits

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A summary is given of the recent experimental data on the structure of turbulent boundary layers in supersonic flow. The physical mechanisms differentiating incompressible and compressible boundary layers are discussed. A simple model for the Mach and Reynolds number dependence of the decay of the large-scale motions is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1990
EventTwelfth Turbulence Symposium - Rolla, MS, USA
Duration: Sep 24 1990Sep 26 1990


OtherTwelfth Turbulence Symposium
CityRolla, MS, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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