|Journal of Fluid Mechanics (1973), 60:1:43-62 Cambridge University Press|
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Experiment on convex curvature effects in turbulent boundary layers
Turbulent boundary layers along a convex surface of varying curvature were investigated in a specially designed boundary-layer tunnel. A fairly complete set of turbulence measurements was obtained.
The effect of curvature is striking. For example, along a convex wall the Reynolds stress is decreased near the wall and vanishes about midway between the wall and the edge of a boundary layer where there exists a velocity profile gradient created upstream of the curved wall.(Published Online March 29 2006)
(Received July 26 1972)
(Revised January 18 1973)
p1 Present address: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903.