The Turbulent Wake Behind an Axisymmetric Body and Its Interaction with the External Turbulence

  • B. A. Kolovandin
  • N. N. Luchko
  • Yu. M. Dmitrenko
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Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


Based on the differential second-order model of turbulence unified for arbitrary turbulent Reynolds numbers, an axisymmetric turbulent wake behind a body of revolution in the external turbulence environment is considered. The wind-tunnel experiment, which was carried out, has provided a detailed information on distribution of turbulence characteristics in the near wake. The development of a turbulent wake at arbitrary distances behind a body is modelled numerically. The interaction of the wake turbulence with the external degenerating turbulence has been studied.


Isotropic Turbulence Turbulence Characteristic Turbulence Parameter Turbulent Wake Turbulence Decay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. A. Kolovandin
    • 1
  • N. N. Luchko
    • 1
  • Yu. M. Dmitrenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Heat and Mass Transfer InstituteMinskU.S.S.R.

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