Boundary-layer loss mechanism and assessment of wall functions for turbulence modeling

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The mechanism of entropy creation in an adiabatic boundary layer is investigated. It is found that the local entropy creation rate has two sources which include shear-stress work and heat-flux gradient. It is justified that the wall function methods are applicable to internal flow loss prediction. It is observed that the compressible flow case of Mach 0.95 shows the same behavior as the incompressible case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2387-2390
Number of pages4
JournalAIAA journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2004


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  • Aerospace Engineering

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