The Structure of APG Turbulent Boundary Layers

  • Ayse G. GungorEmail author
  • Yvan Maciel
  • Mark P. Simens
Conference paper
Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 23)


The characteristics of three-dimensional intense uv-structures (Qs) in a strongly decelerated large-velocity-defect boundary layer are analyzed. The Q2 and Q4 structures are found to be different from those of turbulent channel flows studied by Lozano-Durán et al. (J Fluid Mech 694:100–130, 2012). They are less streamwise elongated, less present near the wall and wall-detached structures are more numerous. Moreover, contrary to channel flows, wall-detached Q2, and Q4 structures contribute significantly to the Reynolds shear stress.


Channel Flow Direct Numerical Simulation Turbulent Boundary Layer Reynolds Shear Stress Adverse Pressure Gradient 
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Funded in part by the Multiflow program of the European Research Council. YM was supported in part by NSERC of Canada. We are grateful to A. Lozano-Durán for providing the data processing programs for the analysis of the Q structures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Aeronautics and AstronauticsIstanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringLaval UniversityQuebec CityCanada
  3. 3.School of AeronauticsUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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