A review of turbulence measurements in compressible flow
- Sandborn, V. A.
- Mar 1, 1974.
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- A survey of turbulence measurements in compressible flows is presented. The majority of turbulence measurements at super- and hypersonic speeds were made for the zero pressure gradient, turbulent boundary layer. It was found that the nondimensional turbulent stress terms for the zero pressure gradient flow appear to agree closely with equivalent incompressible measurements in the outer part of the boundary layer. The stress terms were nondimensionalized by the wall value of shear stress and plotted versus the distance from the wall, nondimensionalized by the boundary-layer thickness. Indirect evaluation of the total shear stress distribution from mean velocity measurements for both super- and hypersonic flows (zero pressure gradient, two-dimensional flows) indicate a near universal distribution. These total shear stress curves also agree very closely with measured incompressible shear stress distributions. Recent laser anemometer measurements of the turbulent Reynolds shear stress (puv), reported by Johnson and Rose for a Mach number 2.9 flow, are in reasonable agreement with the expected total shear stress curve over the outer 60% of the boundary layer.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19740011795.
Accession ID: 74N19908.
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