AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE THICK TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER NEAR THE TAIL OF A BODY OF REVOLUTION

Detailed measurements of pressure distributions, mean velocity profiles and Reynolds stresses were made in the thick incompressible axisymmetric turbulent boundary layer near the tail of a body of revolution. The results indicate a number of important differences between the behavior of a thick and a thin boundary layer. Significant variations of static pressure and a low level of turbulence are noted. Thus in order to predict the behavior of the flow in the tail region of a body of revolution it does not appear possible to use conventional thin-boundary-layer calculation procedures. (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
    • Nakayama, A
    • Damian, R
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IIHR-142
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-68A-0196-0002
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM