Development of turbulence through non-steady boundary layer

  • Y. Kobashi
  • M. Hayakawa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 75)


Turbulent patches which develop through boundary layers under the effect of periodical change of flow have been studied experimentally. Except that they have two-dimensional structure, the patches are quite similar in nature to the turbulent spots in steady boundary layers. Turbulent fluid of free turbulence structure appears suddenly in a wave packet and soon after its born the fore part stretches and enchroaches on the surface of the plate, then the wall turbulence starts to be formed in this portion.


Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Wall Turbulence Turbulent Spot Patch Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Kobashi
    • 1
  • M. Hayakawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringHokkaido UniversityJapan

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