Evaluation of hot-wire spatial filtering corrections for wall turbulence and correction for end-conduction effects

M. A. Miller, B. Estejab, S. C.C. Bailey

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Several recent spatial filtering corrections for Reynolds stress measured by single component hot-wire probes were assessed using turbulent channel flow data measured over a moderate Reynolds number range. Using measurements with a variety of hot-wire lengths and aspect ratios, the current work determines the impact of these corrections on the actual magnitude and Reynolds number dependence of the near-wall turbulent peak in Reynolds stress and compares it to results from prior direct numerical simulations of turbulent channel flow. Comparison of the results following application of previously published correction schemes were found to produce similar results, with some limitations observed for each technique. Comparison to direct numerical simulation results suggested that additional corrections were needed to correct for end conduction effects. An additional modification for these effects was devised which improved agreement between probes of different lengths and aspect ratios and improved agreement between the measured and direct numerical simulation results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1735
JournalExperiments in Fluids
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014

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Funding Information:
Support for M.Miller was provided by a NASA Office of the Chief Technologist Space Technology Research Fellowship (Grant No. NNX12AN20H).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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