Asymptotic Theory of Global Separation

[+] Author and Article Information
S. I. Chernyshenko

Institute of Mechanics, Moscow University, 119899 Moscow, Russia

Appl. Mech. Rev 51(9), 523-536 (Sep 01, 1998) (14 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3099021 History: Online April 20, 2009


This article aims to review the recent achievements and the state of the art in the high Reynolds number asymptotic theory of steady separated flow past bluff bodies for a general reader specializing in fluid dynamics who is not necessarily familiar with modern asymptotic techniques. A short historical overview is given. The ideas of the mathematical methods used are briefly outlined. Then the general structure of the solution for a plane flow past a bluff body is described. The physical mechanisms of such a flow are discussed, and quantitative results are given and compared with numerical calculations. Existing extensions of the theory and the latest results for axisymmetric flows are described. In conclusion, the relationship between asymptotic theory and real turbulent flows is discussed. This review article contains 76 references.

Copyright © 1998 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In