Accession Number : ADP003084

Title :   Boundary Layer Development on Rotating Bodies of Revolution,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIV ATHENS (GREECE) LAB OF THERMAL TURBOMACHINES

Personal Author(s) : Lambropoulos,L. ; Ktenidis,P. ; Papailiou,K.

Report Date : SEP 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : There are many practical cases in turbomachines where the behavior of the three-dimensional axisymetric rotating boundary layers must be known. In this work the authors analyse existing experimental data concerning such rotating viscous flows. It is demonstrated how one may describe such cases in the rotational frame of reference, using simple boundary layer notions. Boundary layer calculations are then performed in order to predict these flows. The theoretical and experimental results are found to be in a very good agreement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Viscous flow, *Boundary layer flow, Rotation, Bodies of revolution, Mathematical prediction, Velocity, Flow fields, Turbomachinery, Greece

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE