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Direct numerical simulation of transitional boundary layer with a roughness

Grant number: 11/19215-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Transport Phenomena
Principal Investigator:Leandro Franco de Souza
Grantee:Larissa Alves Petri
Supervisor: Markus J. Kloker
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Stuttgart, Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:10/00880-2 - Direct Numerical SImulation of transitional flow over a roughness, BP.DR


The presence of protuberances in several flows on surfaces, for example, rivets, screws and gaskets, can influence the boundary layer by accelerating the transition from laminar flow to turbulent flow. This may be undesirable, since the turbulent flow must involve a frictional force greater than the laminar one. There are some aspects in this type of flow that are not well understood. The aim of this work is to study the influence of an isolated roughness on a boundary layer. It is hoped that this study is a step towards the understanding of what can happen in more complex cases. The nature of this study is computational, where will be used direct numerical simulation (DNS). The immersed boundary layer will be used to represent the roughness in the flow on the flat plate. The results will be performed based on instability theories and turbulence applied to shear layer. (AU)

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PETRI, LARISSA A.; SARTORI, PATRICIA; ROGENSKI, JOSUEL K.; DE SOUZA, LEANDRO F.. Verification and validation of a Direct Numerical Simulation code. COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING, v. 291, p. 266-279, . (11/08010-0, 11/00647-9, 10/00880-2, 12/25121-2, 11/19215-1)

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