Accession Number:

AD0621446

Title:

EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FLOW ABOUT CURVED CIRCULAR CYLINDERS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES

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Report Date:

1965-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The flow and the associated forces on curved circular cylinders, at Reynolds Numbers between 10,000 and 1,000,000, were investigated. The shape and normal force distribution of a flexible curved cylinder were found. Flow visualisation tests and pressure surveys were made on rigid curved cylinders. A comparison was made with earlier results for infinite straight cylinders inclined to the flow. It is concluded that the curvature of a cylinder has a significant effect on the flow and pressure in the wake, and must be considered in the prediction of the aerodynamic forces on such a cylinder. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE