Measurement of the zero-pressure gradient turbulent boundary layer using Particle Image Velocimetry

C. D. Meinhart, Ronald Adrian

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Abstract

The structure of a tripped zero-pressure gradient boundary layer has been measured using particle image velocimetry (PIV). This paper describes the PIV experiment and the coherent structures which are identified from instantaneous streamwise wall-normal velocity fields. More than 340 large-format PIV photographs were taken at three Reynolds numbers ranging between 930 <Reθ<6845, The instantaneous velocity fields are used to examine in detail the structure of the turbulent boundary layer in the overlap region, the wake region and the super-layer. The results are consistent with the model that the turbulent boundary layer contains horseshoe and hairpin vortices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9780000000002
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1995 - Reno, United States
Duration: Jan 9 1995Jan 12 1995

Other

Other33rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1995
CountryUnited States
CityReno
Period1/9/951/12/95

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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Meinhart, C. D., & Adrian, R. (1995). Measurement of the zero-pressure gradient turbulent boundary layer using Particle Image Velocimetry. In 33rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit [AIAA 95-0789] American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA.