Title

Integral skin friction prediction for turbulent separated flows

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1986

Abstract

An integral method is presented for computing incompressible two-dimensional turbulent skin friction for separated flows based on the inner-variable theory. Using a velocity prof He in the form of the logarithmic law and wake, continuity and momentum equations are integrated across the boundary layer in terms of inner-variables u+ and y+. With the aid of correlations relating the wake parameter to the pressure gradient parameter, derived from experimental results of several near-separating and separated flows, the governing equations are reduced to a single differential equation in skin friction. Predictions by the theory for several separated flows show satisfactory agreement with experimental data. © 1986 by ASME.

Publication Title

Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME

Volume

108

Issue

4

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