Accession Number : AD0437283


Title :   RECENT STUDIES IN BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION,


Corporate Author : NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC DOWNEY CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Van Driest,E R


Report Date : Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Experimental effects of controlled surface roughness and freestream turbulence on boundary layer transition are described and theoretical correlations of the data presented. Recent results on the transition of boundary layers in non-Newtonian fluids are also discussed. It is found that a small increase in fluid plasticity strongly delays transition. (Author)


Descriptors :   *BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION , SUPERSONIC FLOW , REYNOLDS NUMBER , INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW , SHEAR STRESSES , TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER , HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS , VORTICES , PIPES , SURFACE PROPERTIES , TURBULENCE , ADDITIVES , LOW DRAG AIRFOILS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE