A Theory for Wake-Induced Transition

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R. E. Mayle, K. Dullenkopf

Institut für Thermische Strömungsmaschinen, Universität Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany

J. Turbomach 112(2), 188-195 (Apr 01, 1990) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2927632 History: Received January 04, 1989; Online June 09, 2008


A theory for transition from laminar to turbulent flow as the result of unsteady, periodic passing of turbulent wakes in the free stream is developed using Emmons’ transition model. Comparisons made to flat plate boundary layer measurements and airfoil heat transfer measurements confirm the theory.

Copyright © 1990 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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