Accession Number : AD0756543

Title :   A Hot-Wire Anemometer Study of Free Turbulent Mixing in Axial Pressure Gradients.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kearney,Michael Erwin

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 256

Abstract : The report was prepared to describe the results of an experimental study of free turbulent mixing in axial pressure gradients. Both the pressure field and the velocity field were extracted using pitot-static probes and both a single normal wire and an X-array hot-wire anemometers. The resulting hot-wire data present an excellent visual representation of the physical aspects of turbulent flow. An analysis of the results show that the Reynolds stresses in the flow are related by function to the turbulent kinetic energy.

Descriptors :   (*TURBULENCE, *GAS FLOW), WIND TUNNELS, PRESSURE, FLOW VISUALIZATION, SHEAR STRESSES, ANEMOMETERS, PITOT TUBES, PROBES, DATA PROCESSING, WAKE, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE