Characteristics of Some Important Turbulent Flows

  • Anupam DewanEmail author


In this chapter we present characteristics of some important specific turbulent flows, which include wall bounded flows, free shear flows, separated flows, flows driven by buoyancy, turbulent convective heat transfer past a heated flat plate. We introduce the basic concepts and governing equations for studying such flows. These flows may be used as a building block for investigating more complex flows of engineering interest.


Reynolds Number Wall Shear Stress Friction Factor Adverse Pressure Gradient Skin Friction Coefficient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied MechanicsIndian Institute of Technology, DelhiHauz KhasIndia

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