Reynolds number effects on wall-bounded turbulence

A. J. Smits, D. R. Williams, M. A. Schmanske

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Preliminary measurements of turbulence are reported for fully-developed turbulent pipe flow over a very wide Reynolds number range. The data were obtained in the Princeton/DARPA/ONR Superpipe facility which uses compressed air at pressures up to 240 atmospheres as the working fluid. The measurements include the longitudinal turbulence intensity, space-time correlations, and structure angle data. The Reynolds number ranges from 30 x 103 to 8.0 x 106, which is at least one order-of-magnitude higher than previously measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 Thirteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 13-18 December 1998
EditorsMC Thompson, K Hourigan, MC Thompson, K Hourigan
PublisherMonash University
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0732620449
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 Thirteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference - Clayton, Victora, Australia
Duration: Dec 13 1998Dec 18 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 Thirteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
CityClayton, Victora

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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