Accession Number : ADA191380

Title :   Simulation of Laminar-Turbulent Transition in the Vicinity of a Wall.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Oct 87,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Ferziger, Joel H ; Reed, Helen L

PDF Url : ADA191380

Report Date : 07 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Numerical simulation was used to explore the process of transition that a flow undergoes in changing from a laminar state to a turbulent state. The effort concentrated on three relatively simple flows for which extensive databases exist; these are the plane channel, curved channel, and flat boundary layer flows. Significant results were produced for all three cases.

Descriptors :   *BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW, *FLOW, *LAMINAR FLOW, CHANNELS, CURVATURE, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, SIMULATION, TRANSITIONS, TURBULENCE, TURBULENT FLOW

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE