Investigation of the factors contributing to skin friction coefficient in adverse pressure gradient turbulent boundary layer flow using direct numerical simulation

S. Senthil, C. Atkinson, V. Kitsios, A. Sekimoto, J. Soria

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Adverse pressure gradient (APG) turbulent boundary layers (TBLs) are found when the flow takes place over the diverging part of curved surfaces, like flow over the leeward side of an aerofoil section. This paper reports on a study of the various factors contributing to the skin friction coefficient in such flows. Specifically, it deals with the contributions to the wall shear stress from Reynolds stress, viscous effects and pressure gradient in an incompressible turbulent boundary layer flow. The skin friction coefficient is expressed in terms of the decomposition suggested by Renard & Deck [6] for boundary layer flows.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
EditorsTimothy C.W. Lau, Richard M. Kelso
PublisherAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Society
ISBN (Electronic)9780646597843
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2018 - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 201813 Dec 2018
Conference number: 21st (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2018
Abbreviated titleAFMC 2018
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