Accession Number : AD0621446

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FLOW ABOUT CURVED CIRCULAR CYLINDERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Surry,Jean

Report Date : APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The flow and the associated forces on curved circular cylinders, at Reynolds Numbers between 10,000 and 1,000,000, were investigated. The shape and normal force distribution of a flexible curved cylinder were found. Flow visualisation tests and pressure surveys were made on rigid curved cylinders. A comparison was made with earlier results for infinite straight cylinders inclined to the flow. It is concluded that the curvature of a cylinder has a significant effect on the flow and pressure in the wake, and must be considered in the prediction of the aerodynamic forces on such a cylinder. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYLINDRICAL BODIES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), (*TOWING CABLES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), WAKE, FLOW VISUALIZATION, FORCE(MECHANICS), AERODYNAMIC LOADING, CURVED PROFILES, COMPUTERS, DISTRIBUTION, WIND, CANADA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE