Statistical properties of a turbulent boundary layer affected by grid-generated turbulence (analysis of spatial development by means of direct numerical simulation)

Hiroki Suzuki, Kouji Nagata, Yasuhiko Sakai, Toshiyuki Hayase

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Abstract

The effects of grid-generated turbulence on a turbulent boundary layer are investigated by means of a direct numerical simulation (DNS). A square turbulence-generating grid, on which the velocity components are set to zero, is numerially constructed near the entrance to a rectangular parallelepiped domain. The nonslip condition is applied to the lower boundary to develop a turbulent boundary layer downstream of the turbulence-generating grid. The fractional step method is used to solve the governing equations. The results show that streamwise and vertical turbulence intensities and Reynolds stress normalized by the inner parameters are suppressed in the log-law region by the grid turbulence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-748
Number of pages12
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume77
Issue number775
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Boundary layer
  • Direct numerical simulation
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Grid-generated turbulence
  • Numerical simulation
  • Turbulent flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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