A Near-Wall Eddy Viscosity Formula for Turbulent Boundary Layers in Pressure Gradients Suitable for Momentum, Heat, or Mass Transfer

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P. S. Granville

David Taylor Research Center, Bethesda, MD 20084-5000

J. Fluids Eng 112(2), 240-243 (Jun 01, 1990) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2909395 History: Received August 04, 1989; Online May 23, 2008


An eddy viscosity formula is proposed for turbulent boundary layers in pressure gradients which is compatible with the slope and intercept of the log law. By having a “y3 ” variation at the wall the formula is suitable for momentum, heat and mass transfer.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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