Experiments on turbulent boundary layers along a circular cylinder with and without separation
Author(s)Fernholz, Hans; Gibson, Paul. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gas Turbine Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gas Turbine Laboratory
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Summary: Experiments were conducted in a turbulent boundary-layer near separation along a circular cylinder with the flow in the axial direction. The pressure gradient along the axis of the cylinder could be varied such that it was possible to maintain three boundary-layer configurations close to separation or with regions of reversed flow: 1. A turbulent boundary-layer with skin friction zero. 2. A turbulent boundary layer with a separated region and reattachment further downstream with skin friction zero. 3. A turbulent boundary layer with a region of small but constant skin friction and normal separation. Pressure and skin friction along the cylinder wall,. as well as mean velocity profiles in the boundary-layer, were measured.
August 1967Includes bibliographical references
Cambridge, Mass. : Gas Turbine Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
GTL report #91