Evolution of vortex structure in boundary layer transition induced by roughness elements

Evolution of vortex structure in boundary layer transition induced by roughness elements The particle image velocimetry (PIV) and hydrogen-bubble visualization technique are used to investigate the flat-plate boundary layer transition induced by an array of roughness elements. The streamwise evolutions of the mean and fluctuation velocity are analyzed, and the critical Reynolds number Re k,c is determined between 339 and 443 under current experimental setup. The hairpin vortices shed from supercritical roughness elements are visualized by swirling strength, in which two pairs of counter-rotating vortices can be observed: one vortex pair is the manifestation of the neck of the hairpin vortices shed from the top of the roughness; the other vortex pair, which originates from the lower part of the roughness, comes from the streamwise vortices that are constantly perturbed by the hairpin vortex shedding. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Evolution of vortex structure in boundary layer transition induced by roughness elements

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Engineering; Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
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