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Published 2010 | public
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Turbulent Channel Flow over Model "Dynamic" Roughness


Turbulent flow over a "dynamically rough" wall is modeled by considering time-dependent velocity perturbations in the streamwise and wall-normal directions imposed at the wall, a crude linearization. Analysis of the linearized Navier-Stokes operator is performed to select roughness parameters that are predicted to lead to a large disturbance amplification in the body of the flow. Direct numerical simulations of turbulent channel flow at Re_τ ~ 500 with three different roughness amplitudes, a^+, indicate that for a^+ = 10 the response of the flow approximates this predicted form, including the development of a significant span-wise velocity component. The turbulence characteristics, as a function of amplitude, are hypothesized to offer insight of relevance to the static roughness problem.

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© 2010 Springer Science+Business Media B. V. The author wishes to acknowledge Javier Jiménez for generously permitting the use of the DNS code and for useful conversations and ideas, and the support of a CTR Summer Program fellowship during the summer of 2008.

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