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Determination of Total Shear Stress and Polymer Stress Profiles in Drag Reduced Boundary Layer Flows With Polymer Injection

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Y. X. Hou, V. S. R. Somandepalli, M. G. Mungal

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Paper No. FEDSM2005-77101, pp. 23-32; 10 pages
  • ASME 2005 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting
  • Volume 1: Symposia, Parts A and B
  • Houston, Texas, USA, June 19–23, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4198-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3760-2
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


Two methods of recovering the entire total shear stress profile from incomplete velocity data in turbulent boundary layers are presented and validated for both DNS simulations and experimental measurements. The first method, an exponential-polynomial curve fit, recovers the whole total shear stress profile well by using the data from the outer part of the boundary layer (y/δ > 0.3). However, this curve fit is sensitive to the quality of the data. The second method, a new (1−y) weighted straight line fit, which is very simple and accurate, has been applied to current experiments of drag reduction in zero pressure gradient turbulent boundary layers with polymer injection. The total shear stress profile obtained from this fit is used to estimate the contribution of the polymer stress to the total shear stress.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME



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