Turbulence measurements were obtained in a three-dimensional supersonic turbulent boundary layer. A 20° curved fin was used to generate a three-dimensional compression of a boundary layer at Mach 3 in the absence of shock waves. Data include hot-wire measurements of five components of the Reynolds stress tensor. The results are interpreted in terms of the mean flow field history of the turbulence. It is demonstrated that in-plane curvature can have a strong stabilizing effect on the turbulence.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering