Velocity statistics and flow structures observed in bypass transition using stereo PTV
2003 (English)In: Experiments in Fluids, ISSN 0723-4864, E-ISSN 1432-1114, Vol. 34, no 2, 242-252 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
It is known from smoke visualizations that in a transitional boundary layer subjected to free-stream turbulence, streaks appear and eventually break down to turbulence after wavy motions. In order to observe the streaky structures directly, a stereo particle-tracking velocimetry system using hydrogen bubbles in a water channel has been developed and validated against laser Doppler velocimetry. Mean flow statistics show good agreement with previous results. With the developed measurement system, the instantaneous spanwise distribution of the streamwise and wall-normal velocities can be measured fast enough to resolve the time development of the streaky structures. Measurements of instantaneous spanwise distributions of the streamwise and wall-normal velocity disturbances show strong negative correlation between the wall-normal and streamwise velocities in the streaks.
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2003. Vol. 34, no 2, 242-252 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-13097DOI: 10.1007/S00348-002-0551-3ISI: 000181540600008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-13097DiVA: diva2:320850
QC 201005272010-05-272010-05-272010-05-27Bibliographically approved