Turbulence and the leading edge phenomenon

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Abstract

This is a review paper which traces the origins of our understanding of the behaviour of shear layers separating from the leading edge of a bluff body and the key role played by turbulence, in particular the effect on the pressures developed under the reattaching shear layer. The importance of the leading edge phenomenon in a number of wind engineering applications has also been summarised.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-63
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Volume49
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

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