Separation Criterion for Turbulent Boundary Layers Via Similarity Analysis

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Luciano Castillo, Xia Wang

Rensselacr Polytechnic Institute, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Troy, NY 12180

William K. George

Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden

J. Fluids Eng 126(3), 297-304 (Jul 12, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1758262 History: Received October 04, 2001; Revised November 08, 2003; Online July 12, 2004
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Grahic Jump Location
Top: Plots of U versus δ99 for APG data. Bottom: Plots of U versus δ99 for FPG data. Both plots are normalized with U∞i and θi for first measured location. The data have been normalized by the free stream velocity and the momentum thickness at the most upstream position.
Grahic Jump Location
Equilibrium boundary layers with eventual separation: log-log plots of U versus θ, δ* and δ.
Grahic Jump Location
Equilibrium boundary layers with eventual separation: log-log plots of U versus δ and θ.
Grahic Jump Location
Top: H and δ*/δ correlation for equilibrium APG flows. bottom:H and δ*/δ correlation for strong APG flows with separation.



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