Accession Number:

AD0643767

Title:

CORRELATION OF SOME LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS IN TWO-PHASE FLOW WITH PHENOMENA AT THE AIR-SEA INTERFACE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Results of laboratory experiments dealing with wave formation and droplet entrainment in two-phase flow systems are presented here. Data concerning the effective interfacial shear stress between the gas and liquid are given and compared with similar air-sea data. By means of an extrapolation technique, the critical velocity for droplet entrainment in laboratory experiments is related to the corresponding critical velocity in the air-sea case. Analysis of a simplified model of the entrainment process indicates a reduction in the effective interfacial shear stress with increasing entrainment. However, the stress reduction is less than in direct proportion to the amount of entrainment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE