Reynolds number similarity of orthogonal decomposition of the outer layer of turbulent wall flow

Z. C. Liu, R. J. Adrian, T. J. Hanratty

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Experimental evidence is presented to show that in the outer region of wall-bounded turbulent flow, both the eigenfunctions and the eigenvalue spectra of the one-dimensional proper orthogonal decomposition have forms that are independent of Reynolds number when scaled by the wall friction velocity and the outer length scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2815-2819
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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