MEASUREMENTS OF THE REYNOLDS STRESS TENSOR IN A THREE-DIMENSIONAL TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER

Hot film anemometer measurements of all six unknown elements of the Reynolds stress tensor are reported for a three-dimensional turbulent boundary layer with increasing secondary flow. The measurements were made through the boundary layer as tensor profiles at one upstream two-dimensional location and at six locations along the centerline of the floor of a curved duct of rectangular cross section. The development and relative magnitudes of the various shear and normal stresses are documented so that the influence of the increasing secondary flow magnitude can be observed. The measurements were made with hot film x-arrays. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Interim Technical Report No. 4.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Department of Agronomy
    Blacksburg, VA  USA  24061
  • Authors:
    • Pierce, F J
    • Duerson, SHJ
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VPI-E-74-4
  • Contract Numbers: DAHC04-67-C-0008
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM