An experimental investigation of symmetric and asymmetric turbulent wake development in pressure gradient

  title={An experimental investigation of symmetric and asymmetric turbulent wake development in pressure gradient},
  author={Flint O. Thomas and Xiaofeng Liu},
  journal={Physics of Fluids},
This paper examines and contrasts the response of planar turbulent wakes with initially symmetric and asymmetric mean velocity profiles to identical imposed streamwise pressure gradients. The focus on near wake behavior, profile asymmetry, and pressure gradient is motivated by their relevance to high-lift systems for commercial transport aircraft. In the experiments, the symmetric wake is generated by a flat plate with a tapered trailing edge. Active and passive flow control are applied on an… 
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