Pressure gradient effect at distributed excitation of 3D TS waves by freestream and wall disturbances
Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics SB RAS, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia
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Published online: 25 October 2017
The present work is a continuation of previous experiments (carried out in the Blasius boundary layer) and devoted to quantitative investigation of influence of an adverse pressure gradient on two efficient mechanisms of excitation of 3D TS instability waves due to a distributed boundary layer receptivity to free-stream vortices. These mechanisms are associated with distributed scattering of 3D amplified free-stream vortices both on the natural boundary-layer nonuniformity (on smooth surface) and on 2D surface nonuniformities (waviness). The corresponding detailed hotwire measurements were carried out in a self-similar boundary layer with Hartree parameter βH = –0.115 in a wide range of the problem parameters. Complex values of quantitative characteristics of the physical phenomenon under study (the distributed receptivity coefficients) are evaluated by based on the obtained experimental data. It is found that the adverse pressure gradient leads to reduction of efficiency of the investigated vortexroughness receptivity mechanism.
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