Turbulence characteristics in high-Reynolds-number rough-wall pipe flow

Gary J. Kunkel, Alexander J. Smits

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Measurements of turbulence behavior in high-Reynolds-number fully-developed roughwall pipe flow are presented. The data are acquired with conventional hot-wire anemometry in the Princeton/ONR Superpipe, which has recently been fitted with a honed rough pipe. Turbulence intensities, higher order moments, and spectra are compared with the corresponding results from an earlier smooth-wall pipe flow study in the same facility. Accepting the experimental challenges of conducting hot-wire anemometry studies in such a facility, the rough-wall data agrees with the smooth-wall data in all statistics analyzed here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 36th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1563478102, 9781563478109
StatePublished - 2006
Event36th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Confernce - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2006Jun 8 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 36th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference


Other36th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Confernce
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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