Free stream turbulence induced disturbances in boundary layers with wall suction
2004 (English)In: Physics of fluids, ISSN 1070-6631, E-ISSN 1089-7666, Vol. 16, no 10, 3530-3539 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An experimental investigation of free stream turbulence (FST) induced disturbances in asymptotic suction boundary layers (ASBL) has been performed. In the present study four different suction rates are used and the highest is 0.40% of the free stream velocity, together with three different FST levels (Tu=1.6, 2.0, and 2.3%). A turbulence generating grid of the active type is used and offers the possibility to vary the Tu-level while the scales of the turbulence remain almost constant. It is known that FST induces elongated disturbances consisting of high and low velocity regions, usually denoted streaky structures, into the boundary layer. The experiments show that wall suction suppresses the disturbance growth and may significantly delay or inhibit the break-down to turbulence. Two-point correlation measurements in the spanwise direction show that the averaged streak spacing decreases with increasing FST-level, whereas the spanwise scale in the ASBL is more or less constant if scaled with the free stream velocity and viscosity. This is in contrast to what is observed in a Blasius boundary layer where streaks develop and adapt their spanwise scale close to the boundary layer thickness.
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2004. Vol. 16, no 10, 3530-3539 p.
BYPASS TRANSITION, GROWTH, RECEPTIVITY, FLOW
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-13239DOI: 10.1063/1.1775222ISI: 000223822300003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-7244260423OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-13239DiVA: diva2:322560
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