Silicon Pressure Transducers used to Determine the Longitudinal Correlation Coefficient in a Flat Plate Boundary Layer
Paper in proceedings, 1994
Silicon based pressure sensors have been used to measure turbulent wall-pressure fluctuations in a two-dimensional flat plate boundary layer. ___. The side lengths of the diaphragm were ___ and ___, giving a ratio of the boundary layer thickness to the diaphragm side length of the order of 240 and a resolution of eddies with wave numbers less than ten viscous units. Power spectra were measured for the frequency range13 Hz < f < 13 kHz. Scaled in outer and inner variables a clear overlap region between the mid and high frequency parts of the spectrum is shown. In this overlap region the slope was found to be ___, while in the high frequency part it was ___. Correlation measurements in both the longitudinal and transversal directions were performed and compared to other investigations. Longitudinal space time correlations, including the high frequency range, indicated an advection velocity of the order of half the free stream velocity. A broad band filtering of the longitudinal correlation showed that the high frequency part of the spectrum is associated with the smaller eddies from the inner part of the boundary layer, resulting in a reduction of the correlation.