717 Spatially-developing Turbulent Boundary Layers

Guillermo Araya, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Xiaohua Wu, Royal Military College of Canada
Turbulent boundary layers that evolve along the flow direction are ubiquitous. Computationally speaking, this type of boundary layer poses an enormous challenge, due to the need for accurate and time-dependent inflow turbulence information. Spatially-developing turbulent boundary layers (SDTBL) plays a key role in many engineering and industrial applications, such as wind energy, aerospace, atmospheric boundary layers, to name a few. Furthermore, due to the significant growth of high performance computing capabilities in the last few decades, numerical predictions of turbulent flows are rapidly gaining ground; particularly, in terms of higher Reynolds numbers at the smallest turbulence-scale level. After the successful organization of the minisymposium entitled “DNS/LES of Turbulent Wall-Bounded Flows” in PANACM 2015 (http://congress.cimne.com/panacm2015/Admin/Files/FileAbstract/a85.pdf) we are proposing this symposium in order to debate latest research on SDTBL. Areas of interest include: (i) DNS/LES/URANS of turbulent zero pressure-gradient boundary layers in incompressible/compressible flows, (ii) turbulent inflow generation methods for SDTBL, (iii) effects of wall roughness, streamwise pressure gradients and surface curvature in turbulent boundary layers, (iv) thermal boundary layers with and without stratification, (v) DNS of transitional-turbulent boundary layers, (v) flow separation, (vi) jet in crossflow, etc. These topics are not cast in stone; interested applicants are encouraged to contact the mini-symposium organizer to propose their contributions.