Accession Number:

AD0621760

Title:

FLOW IN THE WAKE OF SELF-PROPELLED BODIES AND RELATED SOURCES OF TURBULENCE,

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IOWA UNIV IOWA CITY INST OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH

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Report Date:

1965-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

In the steady-state counterpart of the wake behind a totally immersed, self-propelled body, simulated in an air tunnel by a concentric nozzle and disk, measurements were made of mean-flow velocity and pressure, turbulence intensities in the three co-ordinate directions, turbulent shear, and mean temporal gradient and auto-correlation of the axial-velocity flucutations. Through the equations of momentum and energy for the mean and the turbulent motion, the experimental data were used to verify the condition of self-propulsion and the accuracy of measurement, and to provide a picture of the force field and the process of energy transformation. The variation of the principal flow characteristics was analysed with the aid of appropriate hypotheses as to the transport mechanism and the structure of the turbulence. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE