A Generalized Integral Computation Technique for Nonequilibrium Compressible Turbulent Boundary Layers Using Moment Equations

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J. P. Lamb, L. J. Hesler, J. H. Smith

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

J. Appl. Mech 39(3), 667-672 (Sep 01, 1972) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422770 History: Received January 15, 1971; Revised May 06, 1971; Online July 12, 2010


Computation of nonequilibrium compressible turbulent boundary layers using Coles’ three-parameter representation for the layer (cf , δ, Π) is discussed. Governing equations include momentum integral, skin friction, and an integral moment equation. It is shown that the hypothetical equilibrium layer concept employed by Alber to determine the dissipation integral of the mechanical energy equation can be utilized to estimate similar auxiliary parameters in the entrainment and moment-of-momentum integral equations. A series of comparisons of experimental data and predictions, using each of the moment equations shows that all combinations yield very similar results which are in general agreement with measurements. Some sensitivity to starting conditions was observed with the moment-of-momentum and entrainment relations.

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