Near-wall investigation of backward-facing step flows

Near-wall investigation of backward-facing step flows The electrodiffusion technique has been used to investigate reattaching and recirculating flows behind a backward-facing step. The instantaneous wall shear rate vectors were determined using the current signals provided by a three-segment electrodiffusion probe. The near-wall extents of two counter-rotating recirculation zones located behind the step were determined under turbulent flow conditions in a water channel. The near-wall flow inside these recirculation zones was found to be very unsteady, with strong low-frequency fluctuations. The streamwise profiles of the wall shear stress were measured at several values of the Reynolds number and a high level of skin friction was obtained in the reverse-flow region. The strong dependence of the peak value of skin friction on the Reynolds number confirms the viscous-dominated character of the reverse flow appearing inside the recirculation zone. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Near-wall investigation of backward-facing step flows

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Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Engineering; Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
ISSN
0723-4864
eISSN
1432-1114
D.O.I.
10.1007/s003480100300
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Abstract

The electrodiffusion technique has been used to investigate reattaching and recirculating flows behind a backward-facing step. The instantaneous wall shear rate vectors were determined using the current signals provided by a three-segment electrodiffusion probe. The near-wall extents of two counter-rotating recirculation zones located behind the step were determined under turbulent flow conditions in a water channel. The near-wall flow inside these recirculation zones was found to be very unsteady, with strong low-frequency fluctuations. The streamwise profiles of the wall shear stress were measured at several values of the Reynolds number and a high level of skin friction was obtained in the reverse-flow region. The strong dependence of the peak value of skin friction on the Reynolds number confirms the viscous-dominated character of the reverse flow appearing inside the recirculation zone.

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Experiments in FluidsSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 2001

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