Cross-spectral and cross-correlation data from experiments and numerical simulations have shown the turbulent wall pressure convection velocity to vary with the streamwise sensor spatial separation. This variation is due to the spatial decay rates of turbulent structures in the inner and outer regions of the boundary layer. Its effect is shown to have a significant impact on the distribution of energy in the wavenumber-frequency spectrum Φ (k1, ω). The standard Corcos model is known to over predict the wavenumber-frequency spectrum at low wavenumbers. This is shown to result from its constant convection velocity assumption. The spectral levels at sub convective and lower wavenumbers are shown to be directly influenced by the spatial variation in convection velocity. Convection velocity measurements from past investigations that cover the range 285 ≤ Rθ ≤ 29,000 are compared, and an outer variable scaling is shown to effectively collapse the data.

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