Interacting Turbulent Boundary Layer over a Wavy Wall

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A. Polak, M. J. Werle

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh. 45221

J. Heat Transfer 100(4), 678-683 (Nov 01, 1978) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3450876 History: Received January 30, 1978; Online August 11, 2010


This paper is concerned with the two-dimensional supersonic flow of a thick turbulent boundary layer over a train of relatively small wave-like protuberances. The flow conditions and the geometry are such that there exists a strong interaction between the viscous and inviscid flow. Here the interacting boundary layer equations are solved numerically using a time-like relaxation method with turbulence effects represented by the inclusion of the eddy viscosity model of Cebeci and Smith. Results are presented for flow over a train of up to six waves for Mach numbers of 2.5 and 3.5, Reynolds numbers of 10 and 32 × 106 /meter, and wall temperature ratios Tw /T0 of 0.4 and 0.8. Limited comparisons with independent experimental and analytical results are also given.

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