An experimental investigation was conducted to determine the scaling of the mean velocity profile for a fully developed, smooth pipe flow. Measurements of the mean velocity profiles and static pressure gradients were performed at 26 different Reynolds numbers between 31 × 103 and 35 × 106. The profiles indicate two overlap regions: one which scales as a power law and one which scales as a log law, where the log law is only evident when the Reynolds number exceeds approximately 300 × 103. It is proposed that the velocity scales for the inner and outer regions are different, which is contrary to commonly accepted beliefs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)