This paper reports an experimental investi-
gation on the response of a turbulent wake past
an elongated flat plate to various upstream flow
conditions. Different tripping wires were placed
on the upper side of the plate downstream the
leading edge resulting in asymmetric shear lay-
ers evolving from the trailing edges. Mean flow
and turbulent fields of the asymmetric wakes
were compared to their symmetrical counter-
part. The symmetrical wake was found to attain
a self-similar state whereas asymmetric wakes
continued to slowly evolve towards an expected
asymptotic behaviour at a rate that strongly de-
pends on the imposed initial conditions.
Papers presented to the 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Costa de Sol, Spain on 11-13 July 2016.