Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623181
Title:
On secondary instability of a transitional separation bubble.
Authors:
Yang, Zhiyin ( https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6629-1360 ) ; Abdalla, Ibrahim E.
Abstract:
It is well established in the natural transition of an attached boundary layer that the transition process starts with a two–dimensional primary instability (Tollmien–Schlichting wave, denoted as TS wave), followed by usually a three-dimensional secondary instability (fundamental mode or subharmonic mode) leading to the breakdown to turbulence. However, the transition process of a separation bubble (laminar flow or laminar boundary layer at separation and transition occurs downstream of the separation, leading to turbulence at reattachment) is less well understood, especially on the nature of secondary instability. The focus of this paper is on trying to advance our understanding of secondary instability of a transitional separation bubble on a flat plate with a blunt leading edge (separation is induced geometrically at the leading edge) under a very low free-stream turbulence level (< 0.1%). Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) is employed in the current study with a dynamic sub-grid-scale model. The numerical flow visualisation together with the spectral analysis has indicated that a three dimensional secondary instability, the elliptical instability, which occurs for fundamental frequency is the main mechanism at work whereas the subharmonic mode in the form of vortex-pairing is hardly active. There is no evidence for the existence of hyperbolic instability in the braid region either.
Affiliation:
University of Derby; Jubail University College
Citation:
Yang, Z., and Abdalla, I.E. (2018) ‘On secondary instability of a transitional separation bubble’, Computers & Fluids. doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.11.028
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Computers & Fluids
Issue Date:
1-Dec-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623181
DOI:
10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.11.028
Additional Links:
https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0045793018309174
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0045-7930
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Department of Mechanical Engineering & the Built Environment

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dc.contributor.authorYang, Zhiyinen
dc.contributor.authorAbdalla, Ibrahim E.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-05T15:38:29Z-
dc.date.available2018-12-05T15:38:29Z-
dc.date.issued2018-12-01-
dc.identifier.citationYang, Z., and Abdalla, I.E. (2018) ‘On secondary instability of a transitional separation bubble’, Computers & Fluids. doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.11.028en
dc.identifier.issn0045-7930-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.11.028-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623181-
dc.description.abstractIt is well established in the natural transition of an attached boundary layer that the transition process starts with a two–dimensional primary instability (Tollmien–Schlichting wave, denoted as TS wave), followed by usually a three-dimensional secondary instability (fundamental mode or subharmonic mode) leading to the breakdown to turbulence. However, the transition process of a separation bubble (laminar flow or laminar boundary layer at separation and transition occurs downstream of the separation, leading to turbulence at reattachment) is less well understood, especially on the nature of secondary instability. The focus of this paper is on trying to advance our understanding of secondary instability of a transitional separation bubble on a flat plate with a blunt leading edge (separation is induced geometrically at the leading edge) under a very low free-stream turbulence level (< 0.1%). Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) is employed in the current study with a dynamic sub-grid-scale model. The numerical flow visualisation together with the spectral analysis has indicated that a three dimensional secondary instability, the elliptical instability, which occurs for fundamental frequency is the main mechanism at work whereas the subharmonic mode in the form of vortex-pairing is hardly active. There is no evidence for the existence of hyperbolic instability in the braid region either.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0045793018309174en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Computers & Fluidsen
dc.subjectSecondary instabilityen
dc.subjectSeparation bubbleen
dc.subjectLarge eddy simulation (LES)en
dc.subjectElliptical instabilityen
dc.titleOn secondary instability of a transitional separation bubble.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentJubail University Collegeen
dc.identifier.journalComputers & Fluidsen
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