Compressible turbulence measurements in supersonic boundary layers with favorable and adverse pressure gradients Conference Paper uri icon


  • The effect of pressure gradient on the compressible turbulent flow structure in a Mach 2.9 boundary layer was investigated experimentally. Mean flow and turbulent flow characteristics are measured in three dimensions. Measured profiles include Mach number, turbulence intensities and Reynolds shear stress. Comparisons are made between data obtained using single and multiple-overheat cross-wire anemometry as well as conventional mean flow probes. The adverse pressure gradient was found to amplify the shear stresses more, where the favorable pressure gradient was found to produce a fuller shear stress profile.

published proceedings

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED

author list (cited authors)

  • Miller, R., Dotter, J., Bowersox, R., & Buter, T. A.

complete list of authors

  • Miller, R||Dotter, J||Bowersox, RDW||Buter, TA

publication date

  • December 1995