Scaling the near-wall axial turbulent stress in the zero pressure gradient boundary layer

M. M. Metzger, J. C. Klewicki, K. L. Bradshaw, R. Sadr

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Based upon high resolution LDA measurements over a range of momentum deficit thickness Reynolds numbers (Rθ= Ux θ/ν) from 1430 to 31 000, DeGraaff and Eaton [J. Fluid Mech. 422, 319 (2000)] propose a new mixed scaling for the near-wall region profile of the axial turbulent stress, u2. The present results support the validity of this scaling over an extended Reynolds number range 1000 Rθ 5 x 106.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1819-1821
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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