Accession Number : AD0761389

Title :   A Study of Turbulent Wakes in Constant Streamwise Pressure Gradients.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Terrance Edwards

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Two-dimensional turbulent wakes in constant adverse and favorable pressure gradients were studied experimentally. The static and dynamic pressures through the wake were obtained with calibrated Pradtl-type pitot-static probes, and a computer program was written to extract from these data the velocity profiles, displacement thickness, momentum thickness, and the shape factor. This program further provides the turbulent shear coefficient, eddy viscosity, and Prandtl mixing length within the wake. A wind tunnel was designed specifically for this experiment and its construction details are included. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*FLUID FLOW, WAKE), TURBULENCE, FLOW FIELDS, WIND TUNNEL MODELS, WIND TUNNEL NOZZLES, PRESSURE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SHEAR STRESSES, DATA PROCESSING, VELOCITY, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, THESES

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE