Asymptotic analysis of thick axisymmetric turbulent boundary layers
Abstract
Attention is given to the similarity laws governing the axisymmetric turbulent boundary layer for the case of constant pressure flow at velocity U past a circular cylinder whose axis is aligned with the flow. It is noted that at large values of the boundary layer thickness (delta)/cylinder radius (a) ratio, an axisymmetric turbulent layer experiences a surface shear force that is approximately (a/delta) times the force which sustains a twodimensional boundary layer of the same thickness.
 Publication:

AIAA Journal
 Pub Date:
 June 1985
 DOI:
 10.2514/3.9017
 Bibcode:
 1985AIAAJ..23..963A
 Keywords:

 Asymptotic Methods;
 Axisymmetric Flow;
 Boundary Layer Flow;
 Turbulent Boundary Layer;
 Circular Cylinders;
 Flow Distortion;
 Flow Velocity;
 Similitude Law;
 Velocity Distribution;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer