Temporal Turbulent Flow Structure for Supersonic Rough-Wall Boundary Layers
- Additional Document Info
- View All
An experimental study of the temporal turbulent flow structure for high-speed (M = 2.8), high-Reynolds-number (Re/m = 1.9 107), rough-wall boundary-layer flow was performed. Six wall topologies consisting of a smooth and five rough surfaces (ks+ = 104-571) were studied. The hot-film measurements consisted of mass-flux power spectra, autocorrelations, cross correlations, integral timescales, and flow structure angle information at three locations (y/M = 0.25, 0.50, and 0.75) within the boundary layers. The power spectra curves, with inner scaling, were found to shift up and to the right with increasing roughness height at all three boundary-layer locations signifying increased turbulence production and transport. The integral scales decreased with roughness height across the boundary layers, and, for ks+ 250, were nominally independent of boundary-layer location. The measurements confirmed the inertial subrange indicating that the expected cascade and dissipation mechanisms were present.
author list (cited authors)
Latin, R. M., & Bowersox, R.
complete list of authors
Latin, Robert M||Bowersox, Rodney DW