Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03181858
Title: Visualizing shear stress in görtler vortex flow
Authors: Tandiono
Winoto, S.H. 
Shah, D.A. 
Keywords: Boundary layer flow
Concave surface
Görtler vortices
Shear stress
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Tandiono, Winoto, S.H., Shah, D.A. (2009). Visualizing shear stress in görtler vortex flow. Journal of Visualization 12 (3) : 195-202. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03181858
Abstract: Shear stress distributions were obtained from velocity measurements in a concave surface boundary layer flow in the presence of Görtler vortices by means of a single hot-wire probe for several streamwise (x) locations. A set of vertical wires of 0.20 mm diameter were positioned at a distance of 10 mm upstream from the leading edge of a concave surface of radius of curvature R = 1.0 m to pre-set the wavelength of the vortices so to obtain the most amplified wavelength Görtler vortices. Consequently, the wavelength of the vortices was set equal to the wire spacing and preserved downstream. In addition to the high shear regions near the wall, one positive peak at the head of the mushroom-like structures and two relatively weak negative peaks at the vicinity of the low-speed streaks are found in the iso-∂u/∂y contours. They are believed to be related to the formation of the inflectional point in the velocity profile across boundary layer. The occurrence of the inflection points in the spanwise distributions of streamwise velocity component u is associated with the appearance of the second peak of the ∂u/∂z shear near the boundary layer edge. The nonlinear effect of Görtler instability is to increase the wall shear stress, and further enhancement beyond the turbulent values is due to the presence of secondary instability.© 2009 The Visualization Society of Japan.
Source Title: Journal of Visualization
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/61682
ISSN: 13438875
DOI: 10.1007/BF03181858
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