The Effect of Wall Suction on the Turbulent Pipe-Flow Friction Coefficient.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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The report deals with the flow-friction induced by wall suction at the boundary walls of main channels in missile transpiration-cooling systems, gas-turbine heat exchangers, porous-wall chemical reactors, and pipe condensers of space power plants. The pronounced effect of wall suction on the friction of turbulent flow in these systems prompts a search for verified engineering flow-friction correlations. Results of a series of experiments are reported, together with an analysis of related experiments reported earlier in the literature. Comparisons are made with previous porous-pipe turbulent-flow experiments of Weissberg and Berman and with the later porous-pipe experiments of Burnage and the results of the self-similar analytical theory of turbulent pipe-flow with suction are also compared with experiment. Author Modified Abstract
- Fluid Mechanics