Turbulence is a complex statistical phenomenon. Wall turbulence is even more complex as the randomness of the phenomenon is influenced by a certain organization in the structure. It is therefore necessary that the turbulence be treated statistically. It is only recently that statistical models have been introduced in the theoretical analysis of wall turbulence. Experimental wall turbulence studies are as a rule nonstatistical, with very rare exceptions. It is believed by the author that a statistical approach in the experimental investigation of wall turbulence could have an important role in the solution of the problem. The main purpose of the present article is, therefore, to draw attention to the importance of the statistical approach in wall turbulence experimental studies. Existing experimental techniques are reviewed from this standpoint. A wall turbulence experimental study, made by the author, is presented and possible statistical approach to the analysis of the data is given. Results of the analysis are discussed from the standpoint of probable future developments.

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    Academic Press Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Zaric, Z
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 285-350
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050515
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1974 12:00AM