Journal of engineering physics

, Volume 55, Issue 5, pp 1204–1208 | Cite as

Utilization of the k-ε turbulence model in a free-convective turbulent boundary layer

  • A. V. Fedotov
  • Yu. S. Chumakov


A free-convective turbulent boundary layer on a vertical isothermal surface is examined. The influence of the buoyancy force on the kinetic energy of the turbulent fluctuations is analyzed. A modification is proposed for the turbulence model that takes account of the free-convective flow singularities.


Boundary Layer Statistical Physic Kinetic Energy Turbulence Model Turbulent Boundary Layer 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Fedotov
    • 1
  • Yu. S. Chumakov
    • 1
  1. 1.M. I. Kalinin Leningrad Polytechnic InstituteUSSR

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