High-Reynolds number effects in shock-wave/turbulent boundary-layer interactions

L. Laguarda*, S. Hickel, F. F.J. Schrijer, B. W. van Oudheusden

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We investigate Reynolds number effects in shockwave/turbulent boundary-layer interactions (STBLI) with strong mean flow separation. Three wall-resolved large-eddy simulations (LES) are performed for this purpose, with different Reynolds number but otherwise equal flow parameters and simulation setup. The resulting LES data covers more than a decade of friction Reynolds number. The high-Reynolds case, with friction Reynolds number Reτ = 5118 and momentum Reynolds number Reθ = 26438 at the virtual impingement point without the shock, features a turbulent boundary layer with clear inner and outer scale separation. All STBLI simulations exhibit substantial flow reversal and have been integrated for a very long time (90 flow-through times of the full domain length) to properly resolve low-frequency dynamics. Instantaneous and mean flow as well as spectral features are described in detail, together with a modal analysis of the three-dimensional streamwise velocity, streamwise vorticity and pressure fields.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event12th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2022 - Osaka, Virtual, Japan
Duration: 19 Jul 202222 Jul 2022


Conference12th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2022
CityOsaka, Virtual

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