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The final stages of transition and the reattachment region in transitional separation bubbles
Año:2013
Áreas de investigación
  • Mecánica de fluidos
Datos
Descripción
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.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Experiments in Fluids
ISSN
0723-4864
Factor de impacto JCR
1,572
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2012
Volumen
DOI
10.1007/s00348-014-1695-7
Número de revista
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Mes
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Ranking
27/125 ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL
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Participantes
  • Autor: Jose Serna Serrano (UPM)
  • Autor: Benigno Lazaro Gomez (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Análisis y experimentación en mecánica de fluidos y combustión
  • Departamento: Motopropulsión y Termofluidodinámica
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