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The final stages of transition and the reattachment region in transitional separation bubbles
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Fluid mechanics
Information
Abstract
The final stages of transitional phenomena in laminar separation bubbles play a key role in their reattachment process, and they condition the boundary layer properties and flow structure after reattachment. In this experimental study, the evolution of the perturbation velocity spectra found in this zone is first presented, showing the non-linear growth of instabilities in their path to develop fully turbulent spectra. The study of the average flow field allows the scaling of the reattachment region, both in its extension and in the characterization of the integral boundary layer magnitudes. Experimental laws are proposed for the evolution of the momentum thickness and of the shape factor. In addition, a universal, wake-like mean velocity profile is found shortly after the reattachment station. The phase-locked characterization technique allows measurements conditioned to the presence of a fluid event. This technique is used to track the evolution of large scale structures, whose dynamics is seen to dominate the fluid behavior in the reattachment zone. The simultaneous existence of two vortex blobs is found to characterize this flow region, with the longest lived one being convected towards the wall and stretched. This process results in the fast breakdown of the large-scale vorticity structure and the sudden formation of 3D, small scales that promote the rapid flow evolution towards a fully developed turbulent state.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
Experiments in Fluids
ISBN
0723-4864
Impact factor JCR
1,572
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2012
Volume
10.1007/s00348-014-1695-7
Journal number
From page
To page
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
27/125 ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Serna Serrano (UPM)
  • Autor: Benigno Lazaro Gomez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Análisis y experimentación en mecánica de fluidos y combustión
  • Departamento: Motopropulsión y Termofluidodinámica
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