On the identification of well-behaved turbulent boundary layers

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dc.contributor.author Sanmiguel Vila, Carlos
dc.contributor.author Vinuesa, R.
dc.contributor.author Discetti, Stefano
dc.contributor.author Ianiro, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Schlatter, Philipp Christian
dc.contributor.author Örlü, Ramis
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-14T09:44:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-14T09:44:28Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-31
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Sanmiguel Vila, C., Vinuesa, R., Discetti, S., Ianiro, A., Schlatter, P. y Örlü, R. (2017). On the identification of well-behaved turbulent boundary layers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 822, pp. 109 - 138.
dc.identifier.issn 0022-1120
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31587
dc.description.abstract This paper introduces a new method based on the diagnostic plot (Alfredsson et al., Phys. Fluids, vol. 23, 2011, 041702) to assess the convergence towards a well-behaved zero-pressure-gradient (ZPG) turbulent boundary layer (TBL). The most popular and well-understood methods to assess the convergence towards a well-behaved state rely on empirical skin-friction curves (requiring accurate skin-friction measurements), shape-factor curves (requiring full velocity profile measurements with an accurate wall position determination) or wake-parameter curves (requiring both of the previous quantities). On the other hand, the proposed diagnostic-plot method only needs measurements of mean and fluctuating velocities in the outer region of the boundary layer at arbitrary wall-normal positions. To test the method, six tripping configurations, including optimal set-ups as well as both under-and overtripped cases, are used to quantify the convergence of ZPG TBLs towards well-behaved conditions in the Reynolds-number range covered by recent high-fidelity direct numerical simulation data up to a Reynolds number based on the momentum thickness and free-stream velocity Re-theta of approximately 4000 (corresponding to 2.5 m from the leading edge) in a wind-tunnel experiment. Additionally, recent high-Reynolds-number data sets have been employed to validate the method. The results show that weak tripping configurations lead to deviations in the mean flow and the velocity fluctuations within the logarithmic region with respect to optimally tripped boundary layers. On the other hand, a strong trip leads to a more energized outer region, manifested in the emergence of an outer peak in the velocity-fluctuation profile and in a more prominent wake region. While established criteria based on skin-friction and shape-factor correlations yield generally equivalent results with the diagnostic-plot method in terms of convergence towards a well-behaved state,
dc.description.sponsorship CSV acknowledges the financial support from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid within the program “Ayudas para la Movilidad del Programa Propio de Investigación”. RO , RV and PS acknowledge the financial support from the Swedish Research Council (VR) and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. CSV, SD and AI were partially supported by the COTURB project (Coherent Structures in Wall-bounded Turbulence), funded by the European Research Council (ERC), under grant ERC-2014.AdG-669505. AI, CSV and SD have been partially supported by grant DPI2016-79401-R of the Spanish Mineco
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press
dc.rights © 2017 Cambridge University Press.
dc.subject.other Turbulent boundary layers
dc.subject.other Turbulent flows
dc.title On the identification of well-behaved turbulent boundary layers
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Aeronáutica
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2017.258
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/669505
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. DPI2016-79401-R
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 109
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 138
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of Fluid Mechanics
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 822
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000020132
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
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