Accession Number:

ADA109024

Title:

Analytical Prediction of Turbulent Heat Transfer Parameters

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. no. 1, 1 Oct 80-30 Sep 81

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The objective of this research effort is to construct a purely theoretical foundation for the phenomenon of turbulent heat transfer. In this first annual report, the current methodology of theoretical research is reexamined critically. The report outlines in three self-standing units papers the new theoretical viewpoint that turbulence is the result of inviscid flow buckling. This viewpoint leads to first examples of theoretical prediction of turbulence parameters, for instance, the transition to turbulence, the flapping motion of turbulent jets, the frequency of vortex shedding and the meandering and mixing mechanism of thermal plumes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE