A turbulent boundary layer at low Reynolds number with adverse pressure gradient
Abstract
The evolution of a low Re(theta) turbulent boundary layer in an adverse pressure gradient (APG) is studied for comparison with CFD simulations by Spalart (1988). A short region of favorable pressure gradient is applied first to establish a selfpreserving layer which is a suitable initial condition for the simulations. The APG is then applied rapidly such that Beta(x) of about 2 for Re(theta) of about 1500.
 Publication:

10th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Volume 1
 Pub Date:
 1989
 Bibcode:
 1989flme....1....2W
 Keywords:

 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Low Reynolds Number;
 Pressure Gradients;
 Turbulent Boundary Layer;
 Flow Measurement;
 Reynolds Stress;
 Wind Tunnel Tests;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer