Transition Due to Aerofoil-Wake Boundary Layer Interaction

Dhamotharan Veerasamy, Chris Atkin

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The laminar-turbulent transition due to the interaction of an upstream aerofoil wake on a downstream flat plate boundary layer is studied experimentally. Measurements conducted on the flat plate boundary layer for four different aerofoil heights (hw ) above the flat plate demonstrate the evolution of both a non-modal disturbance profile and a longitudinal streaky structure in the pre-transition region. Sensitivity to aerofoil height suggests that this experimental arrangement would enable more systematic investigations of the receptivity mechanisms in multi-element configurations than possible using grid turbulence-induced transition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIUTAM Bookseries
EditorsS. Sherwin, P. Schmid, X. Wu
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-67902-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-67901-9
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameIUTAM Bookseries
ISSN (Print)1875-3507
ISSN (Electronic)1875-3493

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