High spatial/temporal resolution Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of a spatially-developing turbulent boundary layer with a passive scalar is performed. The initial turbulent flow in a zero pressure gradient (ZPG) boundary layer is subjected to a very strong favorable pressure gradient (FPG). The strong acceleration prescribed to the turbulent flow induces “quasi-laminarization”. While evident “signatures” of the strong FPG have been identified in the velocity field, “signatures” are less obvious in the temperature field; particularly, the thermal transport does not seem to be strongly affected by the “quasi-laminarization” process. The strong FPG is a source of dissimilarity between the momentum and thermal transport, causing a breakdown of the Reynolds analogy.
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