# Memory Effect in a Turbulent Boundary-Layer Flow Due to a Relatively Strong Axial Variation of the Mean-Velocity Gradient

Memory Effect in a Turbulent Boundary-Layer Flow Due to a Relatively Strong Axial Variation of the Mean-Velocity Gradient

Author Date1972-09-01

AbstractMeasurements have been made of the distributions of mean velocity, turbulence intensities and turbulence shear-stress in a turbulent boundary-layer downstream of a hemi-spherical cap attached onto the plane rigid wall. The eddy-viscosity, when computed in the classical way according to Boussinesq's concept from the lateral gradient of the mean velocity and the turbulence shear-stress, showed a very strong non-uniform lateral distribution, also across the outer region of the boundary-layer. More over , the non-dimensional values of the eddy viscosity, using the wall-friction velocity and the boundary-layer thickness as the velocity scale and length scale respectively, were higher than those for the boundary-layer when not disturbed by the wake of the spherical cap. However, when account is taken of an axial memory effect of the streamwise variation of the lateral gradient of the mean-velocity, the values of the non-dimensional eddy viscosity are close to those for the undisturbed boundary-layer.

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PublisherDelft University of Technology

SourceDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Part of collectionHydraulic Engineering Reports

Document typereport

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