Effect of Spanwise Rotation on Two-Dimensional Zero Pressure Gradient Turbulent Boundary Layers

  • J. H. Watmuff
  • H. T. Witt
  • P. N. Joubert
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Mean velocity profiles and broadband turbulence data are presented for boundary layers subject to system rotation. Significant deviations from zero rotation behaviour are reported. The differences in the mean velocity profiles appear to scale with a local Ekman Number. Spanwise skin friction measurements indicate that large scale longitudinal vortices may be present in the destabilised layers.


Wall Shear Stress Turbulent Boundary Layer System Rotation Free Stream Velocity Reynolds Shear Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Watmuff
    • 1
  • H. T. Witt
    • 1
  • P. N. Joubert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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