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SIMULATIONS OF HEAT TRANSFER IN A BOUNDARY LAYER SUBJECT TO FREE-STREAM TURBULENCE

Qiang Li
Linne FLOW Centre, KTH Mechanics Osquars Backe 18, Stockholm, SE-100 44, Sweden

Phillipp Schlatter
Linne FLOW Centre and Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC) KTH Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Dan S. Henningson
Linne FLOW Centre and Swedish e-Science Research Centre (SeRC) KTH Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract

The present study investigates the effects of the ambient free-stream turbulence (FST) on the momentum and heat transfer in a turbulent flat-plate boundary layer via large-eddy simulations (LES) using the ADM-RT model. Due to a FST of 20%, the skin-friction coefficient cf and Stanton number St are substantially elevated up to 15% in the fully turbulent region. The depression of both the mean velocity and temperature profiles in the wake region due to the FST is observed, however, the influence on the wall-normal heat flux in the near-wall region is negligible.