On the Experimental Sorting of Competing Theories for Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows
Base-case wall-bounded turbulent flows have become of great interest once again, because of practical issues, e.g. apparent Reynolds-number and initial condition effects despite facilities of increasing quality and Reynolds-number range, and also because of some researchers pointing out shortcomings of the classical theory. Differences between two competing theories for the mean flow are reviewed and methods for experimentally sorting them are discussed.
KeywordsTurbulent Boundary Layer Reynolds Number Dependence Logarithmic Velocity Profile Wall Shear Stress Measurement Initial Condition Effect
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