Theoretical model for VITA-educed coherent structures in the wall region of a turbulent boundary layer
- Landahl, Marten T.
- Dec 1, 1988.
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- Experiments on wall-bounded shear flows (channel flows and boundary layers) have indicated that the turbulence in the region close to the wall exhibits a characteristic intermittently formed pattern of coherent structures. For a quantitative study of coherent structures it is necessary to make use of conditional sampling. One particularly successful sampling technique is the Variable Integration Time Averaging technique (VITA) first explored by Blackwelder and Kaplan (1976). In this, an event is assumed to occur when the short time variance exceeds a certain threshold multiple of the mean square signal. The analysis presented removes some assumptions in the earlier models in that the effects of pressure and viscosity are taken into account in an approximation based on the assumption that the near-wall structures are highly elongated in the streamwise direction. The appropriateness of this is suggested by the observations but is also self consistent with the results of the model which show that the streamwise dimension of the structure grows with time, so that the approximation should improve with the age of the structure.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19890015185.
Accession ID: 89N24556.
Stanford Univ., Studying Turbulence Using Numerical Simulation Databases, 2. Proceedings of the 1988 Summer Program; p 209-220.
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