Näger C, Wachter F, Lienhart H, Czwielong F, Riedel J, Becker S (2023)
Publication Type: Journal article, Original article
Publication year: 2023
Particle tracking velocimetry (PTV) measurements of an axisymmetric turbulent boundary layer (ATBL) around a long circular cylinder in axial flow were carried out in a large-scale water tunnel at different velocities and at different measurement positions along the cylinder. A relatively thick ATBL developed with ratios of delta/a between 4.6 and 8.1 and a/delta_nu between 313 and 1027, where delta is the boundary layer thickness, delta_nu the viscous length scale and a the cylinder radius. At ratios of delta/a above unity and a/delta_nu above 250, transverse curvature effects are known to influence the boundary layer in the outer region. This was observed in the measured mean velocity profiles as the profiles fall below the planar logarithmic law of the wall. Shape factors close to unity with a rather full velocity profile were determined that explain the relatively high skin friction coefficient known to be present for such ATBL flows. Additionally, measurements of the turbulence intensity and Reynolds stress profiles are presented. The non-intrusive PTV measurement approach allowed to gather near-wall velocity data down to a wall-distance below 10 wall-units. The present study provides valuable information regarding ATBL flows along streamwise-oriented cylinders in the flow regime indicated above by the ranges of delta/a and a/delta_nu . In particular, it fills a gap in the literature as far as experimentally obtained higher-order statistical quantities are concerned, such as root-mean-square velocity fluctuations and Reynolds stresses.
Näger, C., Wachter, F., Lienhart, H., Czwielong, F., Riedel, J., & Becker, S. (2023). Boundary layer measurements of the flow along a streamwise-oriented circular cylinder using particle tracking velocimetry. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2023.109225
Näger, Christoph, et al. "Boundary layer measurements of the flow along a streamwise-oriented circular cylinder using particle tracking velocimetry." International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow (2023).