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The Origin of Turbulent Spots

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M. W. Johnson, A. Dris

Department of Engineering, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3GH, United Kingdom

J. Turbomach 122(1), 88-92 (Feb 01, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.555431 History: Received February 01, 1999
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Near-wall streamlines perturbed through the pressure field induced by the free-stream turbulence
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Boundary layer development
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Signal level probabilities
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Trough frequency distributions
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Minima and burst rates along the plate
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Streamlines through the perturbed region

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