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An energy analysis of convective instabilities of the Bödewadt and Ekman boundary layers over rough surfaces
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8667-0520
2016 (English)In: European journal of mechanics. B, Fluids, ISSN 0997-7546, E-ISSN 1873-7390Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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⋯ An energy balance equation for the three-dimensional Bödewadt and Ekman layers of the so called "BEK family" of rotating boundary-layer flows is derived. A Chebyshev discretization method is used to solve the equations and investigate the effect of surface roughness on the physical mechanisms of transition. All roughness types lead to a stabilization of the Type I (cross-flow) instability mode for both flows, with the exception of azimuthally-anisotropic roughness (radial grooves) within the Bödewadt layer which is destabilizing. In the case of the viscous Type II instability mode, the results predict a destabilization effect of radially-anisotropic roughness (concentric grooves) on both flows, whereas both azimuthally-anisotropic roughness and isotropic roughness have a stabilization effect. The results presented here confirm the results of our prior linear stability analyses. © 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS.

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Elsevier, 2016.
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BEK family, Energy, Roughness, Anisotropy, Boundary layer flow, Discrete event simulation, Stabilization, Surface roughness, Convective instabilities, Destabilization effects, Discretization method, Ekman boundary layers, Energy balance equations, Stabilization effects, Boundary layers
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-194587DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2016.09.006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84991273900OAI: diva2:1044161

Correspondence Address: Alveroglu, QC 20161102

Available from: 2016-11-02 Created: 2016-10-31 Last updated: 2016-11-02Bibliographically approved

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