Causes of Vortex Bursting in Transitional Boundary Layers

  • M. Hackeschmidt
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The cause of vortex bursts in transitional boundary layers may be explained by secondary flow formation at the turbulence spot flanks due to a lateral deflection of the main flow in the viscous sublayer and by the formation of counter-moving secondary flows in case of a changed curvature of the main flow path.


Secondary Flow Main Flow Viscous Sublayer Turbulent Transition Free Stream Turbulence 
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  1. 1.
    Hackeschmidt, M.; Hilbrich, H.-D.; Rößler, M.; Krüger, N.: Secondary Flows in Curved Channels of Any Sectional Change. Paper presented to the “Hydrosoft” Conference in Portorol, Yugoslavia, Sept.,10 to 14, 1934. CMC Publications Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO4 2 AA, EnglandGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hackeschmidt
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  1. 1.“Friedrich List” University of Transport and CommunicationsDresdenGDR

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