New Insights into Adverse Pressure Gradient Boundary Layers

  • W. K. GeorgeEmail author
  • M. Stanislas
  • J. -P. Laval
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 141)


We hypothesize that far enough downstream the mean velocity profile in any non − separating adverse pressure gradient turbulent bounday layer will become inflectional. While this evolution is underway a universal scaling for the outer flow is impossible. Once the profile is fully-developed, however, there is significant support for the Castillo/George [2, 4] theory.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ECLille, LMLUniv Lille Nord de FranceVilleneuve d’AscqFrance
  2. 2.Univ Lille Nord de France, CNRS, UMR 8107Villeneuve d’AscqFrance

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