Structure of the boundary layers on a circular cylinder in the presence of freestream turbulence
Abstract
An investigation of the influence of freestream turbulence on the temperature and velocity boundary layers on a circular cylinder in cross flow is presented. The investigation has been carried out for the two Reynolds numbers 50,000 and 100,000 with freestream turbulence intensities ranging from 2.5  11.5 percent and integral scales less than 0.14. Both experiments and numerical calculations show that for the flow ranges considered, the mean velocity field is rather unaffected by the freestream turbulence while the mean temperature field is influenced in such a way that increases in heat transfer of order 8  10 percent occur.
 Publication:

Letters Heat Mass Transfer
 Pub Date:
 June 1982
 Bibcode:
 1982LHMT....9..169H
 Keywords:

 Boundary Layer Flow;
 Circular Cylinders;
 Cross Flow;
 Flow Measurement;
 Free Flow;
 Turbulent Heat Transfer;
 Flow Velocity;
 Laminar Flow;
 Reynolds Number;
 Temperature Distribution;
 Velocity Distribution;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer