Applied Scientific Research

, Volume 57, Issue 3–4, pp 367–382 | Cite as

Investigating flow topologies in boundary layer transition using direct numerical simulation

  • C. J. Bulbeck
  • M. S. Chong
  • J. Soria


A numerical method developed for simulating three-dimensional incompressible boundary layer flow is presented. K-type transition up to the two-spike stage is simulated, and flow topologies at various stages of transition are determined. Comparison with flow topologies from other simulations of turbulent and transitioning flows is made.

Key words

boundary layer transition numerical simulation topology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Bulbeck
    • 1
  • M. S. Chong
    • 1
  • J. Soria
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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