Open Channel Boundary Layer Relaxation Behind a Forward Facing Step at Low Reynolds Numbers

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Mark F. Tachie, Ram Balachandar, D. J. Bergstrom

College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 57 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Canada

J. Fluids Eng 123(3), 539-544 (Mar 20, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1383971 History: Received July 07, 2000; Revised March 20, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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A schematic of the test facility
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(a), (b), and (c): Mean velocity profiles in outer variables; (d) variation of freestream velocity with streamwise distance (lines are for visual aid only)
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(a), (b), (c): Velocity defect profiles upstream and downstream of reattachment; (d) variations of skin friction coefficient with streamwise distance
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(a), (b), (c): Velocity profiles in inner variables; (d) deviation of measurements (ΔU+) from the log-law
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(a) Variation of shape factor with streamwise distance; (b) variation of Clauser shape parameter with streamwise distance
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Distributions of turbulence intensity profiles




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