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On the vortex dynamics of shear-driven deep cavity flows with asymmetrical walls

Abstract : The influence of the length-to-depth aspect ratio and of wall asymmetry on the main vortical flow structures evolving in rectangular two-dimensional deep cavities is studied experimentally using wall-pressure and particle image velocimetry (PIV) measurements. Wall-pressure and cavity flow statistics have been analyzed and shown that the flow features are strongly affected especially by the asymmetry. An emphasis is given concerning the behavior of the shear layer oscillations that are compared to the analytical deep-cavity model prediction proposed by P.J.W. Block (NASA Tech. Note. 1976). The results show good agreement with Block’s model if the value of the convection velocity is properly adjusted. Stochastic estimation of the cavity flows demonstrates that convective structures are involved downstream of the cavity along the wall and highlights the physical nature of the pressure-producing flow structures.
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Denis Cornu, Laurent Keirsbulck, Franck Kerhervé, Fethi Aloui, Marc Lippert. On the vortex dynamics of shear-driven deep cavity flows with asymmetrical walls. Canadian Journal of Physics, NRC Research Press, 2016, 94 (12), pp.1344-1352. ⟨10.1139/cjp-2016-0305⟩. ⟨hal-03462028⟩



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