Direct numerical simulation of supersonic turbulent boundary layers

T. Maeder, N. A. Adams, L. Kleiser

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Morkovin’s hypothesis asserts that the effect of compressibility on turbulence statistics is negligible in boundary layers up to about Mach 5. As a consequence, density behaves almost as a passive scalar, or as a variable flow property, and other dynamic effects associated with density or pressure fluctuations are small [1]. Experimental results confirm this hypothesis, although a priori assumptions about compressibility effects are usually employed for the processing of experimental data [2].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalFluid Mechanics and its Applications
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Compressibility Effect
  • Direct Numerical Simulation
  • Direct Numerical Simulation Data
  • Mach Number
  • Supersonic Boundary Layer


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