Calibration of the Preston probe for high Reynolds number flows

M. V. Zagarola, D. R. Williams, A. J. Smits

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Experiments were performed to calibrate Preston probes for high Reynolds number applications. The results extend previous calibrations to Reynolds numbers that arc approximately 30 times larger, The new calibration is valid in the range 6.4 < x* < 11.3 (4.3 < y* < 8.7 and 280 < D+ < 45,000). Within this range, the wall shear stress may be found to better than ±0.8%, as long as inner layer scaling applies up to a wall distance equal to the probe diameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventFluids 2000 Conference and Exhibit - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2000Jun 22 2000


OtherFluids 2000 Conference and Exhibit
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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