Direct numerical simulation of a self-similar adverse pressure gradient turbulent boundary layer

Vassili Kitsios, Callum Atkinson, Juan A. Sillero, Guillem Borrell, Javier Jiménez, Ayse Gul Gungor, Julio Soria

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The statistical scaling properties of a self-similar adverse pressure gradient (APG) turbulent boundary layer (TBL) are presented. The intended flow is generated using the direct numerical simulation (DNS) TBL code of Simens et al (2009) and Borrell et al. (2013), with a modified farfield boundary condition (BC). The conditions for self-similarity and appropriate scaling are derived, with mean and Reynolds stress profiles presented using this scaling. The APG and ZPG DNS are also compared under the classical viscous scaling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2015
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventTurbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena 2015 - The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 30 Jun 20153 Jul 2015
Conference number: 9th


ConferenceTurbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena 2015
Abbreviated titleTSFP-9
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