Shear/Buoyancy Interaction in Wall Bounded Turbulent Flows

Alexander Blass*, Sergio Pirozzoli, Roberto Verzicco

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In this paper we describe and compare two unstably stratified turbulent flows in a channel forced by pressure gradient and wall shear, respectively, with the aim of evidencing similarities and differences in the heat transfer and flow dynamics. In both cases we find that the combination of the mean flow with the thermal forcing produces an increase of the friction coefficient and a non–monotonic dependence of the heat transfer on the mean flow strength. This behaviour might be relevant for the prediction of the light–wind conditions in weather forecast or, more in general, for mixed convection applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Turbulence VIII - Proceedings of the iTi Conference in Turbulence 2018
EditorsRamis Örlü, Alessandro Talamelli, Joachim Peinke, Martin Oberlack
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-22196-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-22195-9
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2019
EventiTi 2018 Conference on Turbulence VIII 2018 - Centro Residenziale Universitario di Bertinoro, Bertinoro, Italy
Duration: 5 Sept 20187 Sept 2018
Conference number: 8

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


ConferenceiTi 2018 Conference on Turbulence VIII 2018
Abbreviated titleiTi 2018


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