Standard k-Epsilon Model

In the last few years a number of models of turbulent heat and momentum transport have been developed in which the effective transport coefficients are related to local values of certain turbulent correlations; these correlations are computed simultaneously with the mean field variables. Models of this kind achieve significantly greater breadth of applicability than do …

Experiments in a Large-Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel: Propagation of Noise through the Turbulent Boundary Layer

My Group recently published a paper on a multiyear experiment campaign. We used the National Science Foundation Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel and sent acoustic waves through the boundary layer. We examined how turbulent structures altered the waveforms. The purpose is to create a high quality database available to the community to understand acoustic-turbulent interactions. Zhang, …

Paul Richard Heinrich Blasius

At Easter 1902 I had sat my final college examination, and was now studying mathematics. This was not simple for me: Although one can see what follows from certain algebraic manipulations, why would this be done? “By mathematics, you are convicted, instead of convinced”, according to the philosopher Schopenhauer. After some time, I realized that, …