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A Modified Van Driest Formula for the Mixing Length of Turbulent Boundary Layers in Pressure Gradients

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P. S. Granville

David Taylor Research Center, Bethesda, MD 20084-5000

J. Fluids Eng 111(1), 94-97 (Mar 01, 1989) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3243606 History: Received April 09, 1988; Online October 26, 2009

Abstract

A modified van Driest formula is proposed for the mixing length of turbulent boundary layers in pressure gradients. The slope and intercept of the logarithmic similarity law are satisfied asymptotically unlike existing modified van Driest formulas.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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