Accession Number : AD0157286


Title :   Atmospheric Turbulence Environment with Special Reference to Continuous Turbulence


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)


Personal Author(s) : Press, Harry


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/157286.pdf


Report Date : May 1957


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : The flight-test techniques for measuring continuous atmospheric turbulence are briefly outlined and available measurements of the power spectrum of atmospheric turbulence reviewed. The measured results are examined in order to determine how well they approximate the idealized models of a stationary Gaussian random process and of isotropic turbulence. Finally, some recent results on the variation with altitude of the probability distribution of the root-mean-square gust velocity are presented and the application of these results to operational response history calculations indicated.


Descriptors :   *GUSTS , *TURBULENCE , ATMOSPHERIC MOTION , ENVIRONMENTS , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , STRESSES


Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE