TY - JOUR

T1 - Wall-bounded turbulent shear flow

T2 - Analytic result for a universal amplitude

AU - Chattopadhyay, Amit Kr.

AU - Bhattacharjee, Jayanta K.

N1 - ©2000 American Physical Society

PY - 2001/1

Y1 - 2001/1

N2 - In the turbulent boundary layer above a flat plate, the velocity profile is known to have the form v =v0[(1/κ)ln z+const]. The distance from the wall in dimensionless units is z and v0 is a uniquely defined velocity scale. The number κ is universal, and measurements over several decades have shown that it is nearly 0.42. We use a randomly stirred model of turbulence to derive the above law and find κ=√108/125π≃0.52.

AB - In the turbulent boundary layer above a flat plate, the velocity profile is known to have the form v =v0[(1/κ)ln z+const]. The distance from the wall in dimensionless units is z and v0 is a uniquely defined velocity scale. The number κ is universal, and measurements over several decades have shown that it is nearly 0.42. We use a randomly stirred model of turbulence to derive the above law and find κ=√108/125π≃0.52.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevE.63.016306

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevE.63.016306

M3 - Article

VL - 63

JO - Physical Review E

JF - Physical Review E

SN - 1539-3755

IS - 1

M1 - 016306

ER -