There are two main effects of turbulence on the mean flow past rods of square cross-section aligned with the approaching flow. Small-scale turbulence increases the growth rate of the shear layer, while large-scale turbulence enhances the roll-up of the shear layer. The consequences of these depend on the length of a square rod. The mean base pressure of a square rod varies considerably with turbulence intensity and scale as well as with its length.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering