ON THE EQUATIONS OF A THICK AXISYMMETRIC TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER

An examination of the Reynolds equations for axisymmetric turbulent flow where the thickness of the boundary layer is of the same order as the transverse radius of curvature of the surface shows that neither the boundary layer nor the potential flow outside it may be calculated independently of the other, owing to significant interactions between the two flow regimes. Following a discussion of various procedures for extending conventional thin boundary-layer calculation methods to treat thick axisymmetric turbulent boundary-layers, a method is proposed for the simultaneous solution of the boundary layer and the potential flow equations, allowing the two flow regimes to interact. (Author Modified Abstract)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Iowa, Iowa City

    Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, 300 South Riverside Drive
    Iowa City, IA  USA  52242-1585
  • Authors:
    • Patel, V C
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IIHR-143
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-68A-0196-0002
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM