Effects of the cylinder wake in a freestream on statistical properties of a turbulent boundary layer

Kousuke Hiruta, Kouji Nagata, Yasuhiko Sakai, Hiroki Suzuki, Osamu Terashima

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Abstract

Effects of the cylinder wake in a freestream on statistical properties of a turbulent boundary layer over a flat plate are investigated by means of wind tunnel experiments. The cylinder is set horizontally over the flat plate and the interactions between its wake and the zero-pressure-gradient turbulent boundary layer are investigated. Instantaneous velocity is measured by using hot wire anemometry. The bursting events are detected by the variable interval time average (VITA) technique. The results show that the time-averaged mean velocity in the inner layer with the cylinder wake coincides with that without the cylinder wake. However, turbulence intensities normalized by the inner parameters are suppressed by the cylinder wake. It is found that the peak value of the velocity fluctuation during the sweep phase in the bursting event is increased by the cylinder wake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-303
Number of pages13
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume79
Issue number799
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Boundary layer
  • Freestream turbulence
  • Turbulent flow
  • VITA technique
  • Wake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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