THE TOWING OF BODIES IN A STRATIFIED FLUID

A series of experiments were conducted in water which was linearly stratified by the addition of prescribed amounts of sodium chloride to the layers of water that were carefully added to the towing tank. A circular cylinder with its axis horizontal, and perpendicular to the direction of motion, was tested as well as a vertical plate and a sphere. The experiments were intended to catalogue the kinds of flow that would be generated in various density gradients as the body's Reynolds number was increased from values starting with 5.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • Debler, W R
    • Dailey, J W
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Pagination: 30 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00035623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EM-71-1 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A-01810008
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1973 12:00AM