Streamwise interface of an isolated turbulent region in a laminar flat-plate boundary layer

Osamu Terashima, Seiichiro Izawa, Ayumu Inasawa, Yu Fuktjnishi

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Abstract

The streamwise interface of an isolated turbulent region in a laminar flat plate boundary layer is investigated by perfomiinig a wind tunmel experiment. In the experiment, bimorph-type piezoceramic actuators are used to generate a trapezoidal-shaped turbulent region that has a wide interface in the spanwise direction. With the use of the piezoceramic actuators, the interference of the spanwise interface with the streamwise interface of the turbulent region is eliminated. Therefore, the streamwise interface can be considered as an independent interface. The experimental results show that the rms value of the velocity fluctuation and the turbulent fluctuation rapidly changes at the leading edge of the turbulent region. On the other hand, the rms value of the velocity fluctuation remains high afier the turbulent fluctuation disappears at the trailing edge of the turbulent region. It is also shown that the traveling speed of the trailing edge of the turbulent region is faster than the ensemble-averaged streamwise velocity at the trailing edge of the turbulent region near the wall (n≤. In addition, the velocity profile at the trailing edge of the turbulent region indicates the existence of the acceleration of the turbulent fluid near the wall. From the above results, it is found that the inverse transition occurs at the trailing edge of the turbulent region near the wall due to the acceleration of the turbulent fluid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-65
Number of pages10
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume77
Issue number773
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Boundary Layer
  • Calmed Region
  • Piezoceramic Actuator
  • Streamwise Interface
  • Turbulent Spot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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