Accession Number : AD0481416

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON TRANSITION IN BOUNDARY LAYERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Vasudeva, B. R.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Laminar boundary layer on a flat plate with zero pressure gradient was excited by a solitary three dimensional disturbance. The growth of the disturbance was studied using a 10-channel linearized d.c.-coupled hot wire system. The development of the disturbance flow field was studied and compared with theory. The experimental results indicate a departure from the theory on account of the simplifying assumptions made in the theory. Certain new results were also obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FLAT PLATE MODELS), (*BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION, FLOW FIELDS, LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, THEORY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, LAMINAR FLOW, TURBULENCE, THREE DIMENSIONAL FLOW, STABILITY, PROPAGATION, VELOCITY, WIND TUNNEL MODELS, MODEL TESTS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), EXPERIMENTAL DATA.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE