Buoyancy effects on the wake behind a heated obstacle immersed in a turbulent boundary layer

Y. S. Mori, K. Hishida, M. Maeda

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The effects of buoyancy on the wake behind a two-dimensional (2-D) heated obstacle immersed in a turbulent boundary layer have been examined both experimentally and numerically in an effort to understand the thermal release over complex terrain in an idealized environmental flow. Emphasis was placed on clarifying the modification of the production agencies of the turbulence kinetic energy, resulting both from the direct and indirect buoyant contributions. Buoyancy altered the mean velocity field along the extent of the recirculating region and resulted in a reduction of the turbulent kinetic energy in the vicinity of the obstacle and, through an enhanced shear production, a growth downstream. Buoyant production of turbulent kinetic energy dominated the shear production outside the recirculating region, where the temperature variance was significant. Numerical predictions obtained by a recent buoyancy-extended κ-ε model were found to give the analogous properties of buoyant motion appearing in the experimental results.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)405-416
ページ数12
ジャーナルInternational Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
16
発行部数5
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 1995 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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