Incorporating boundary constraints to predict mean velocities in turbulent channel flow

You Wu, Xi Chen, Zhen Su She, Fazle Hussain

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We derive exact near-wall and centerline constraints and apply them to improve a recently proposed LPR model for finite Reynolds number (Re) turbulent channel flows. The analysis defines two constants which are invariant with Re and suggests two more layers for incorporating boundary effects in the prediction of the mean velocity profile in the turbulent channel. These results provide corrections for the LPR mixing length model and incorrect predictions near the wall and the centerline. Moreover, we show that the analysis, together with a set of well-defined sensitive indicators, is useful for assessment of numerical simulation data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1691-1695
Number of pages5
JournalScience China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2012


  • Asymptotic analysis
  • Channel flow
  • Mean velocity
  • Turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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