Journal article

Measurements of turbulent crossflow separation created by a curved body of revolution

PA Gregory, PN Joubert, MS Chong

JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2007

Abstract

Using the method pioneered by Gurzhienko (1934), the crossflow separation produced by a body of revolution in a steady turn is examined using a stationary deformed body placed in a wind tunnel. The body of revolution was deformed about a radius equal to three times the body's length. Surface pressure and skin-friction measurements revealed regions of separated flow occurring over the rear of the model. Extensive surface flow visualization showed the presence of separated flow bounded by a separation and reattachment line. This region of separated flow began just beyond the midpoint of the length of the body, which was consistent with the skin-friction data. Extensive turbulence measurements ..

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