Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 9–20 | Cite as

Asymptotic Analysis of Viscous Fluctuations in Turbulent Boundary Layers

  • A. R. Gorbushin
  • V. B. Zametaev


A two-dimensional boundary layer of an incompressible viscous fluid is investigated in the presence of velocity and pressure fluctuations. The characteristic Reynolds number is high and, as a consequence, the unsteady (turbulent) boundary layer is thin. An asymptotic approach is used to analyze the complete unsteady Navier–Stokes equations, which makes it possible to separate out the characteristic viscous and inviscid flow zones in the boundary layer and to solve the corresponding problems. The analytical expressions for the viscous fluctuations governed by the Hamel equation with a large value of the parameter are derived.

Key words

boundary layer viscosity unsteadiness turbulence asymptotic analysis fluctuations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyDolgoprudnyi, Moscow oblastRussia

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