Abstract

In this paper the turbulent fluid flow over a rotating disk with roughness is considered. The disk is assumed to be at uniform wall temperature. The surface roughness is assumed to influence the turbulent boundary layer by adding a roughness parameter height k. Boundary-layer approximation reduces the elliptic Navier-Stockes equations to parabolic equations, where the Keller-Cebeci method of finite-difference solution is used to solve the resulting system of partial-differential equations. The resulting curve-fit equations to the numerically calculated results for three regions of laminar, transition and turbulent flow is shown to be consistent to those obtained for flow over a flat plate or inside a circular cylinder. Calculations for various surface roughness parameters are made and results are presented.

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