On the Development of Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows

  • Kapil A. Chauhan
  • Hassan M. Nagi
Part of the IUTAM Bookseries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 4)


Three mechanisms leading to non-equilibrium behavior in boundary layers are identified, and examined using mean-flow characteristics such as the Coles’ wake parameter Π. Well-understood criteria are realized for design and analysis of experiments and computations of “fully-developed” zero pressure gradient turbulent boundary layers in equilibrium.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kapil A. Chauhan
    • 1
  • Hassan M. Nagi
    • 1
  1. 1.Illinois Institute of TechnologyChicagoUSA

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