The Drag of a Circular Cylinder on or Near a Flat Plate Appropriate for Ship-Model Turbulence Stimulators.
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP PERFORMANCE DEPT
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Experiments were conducted to determine the drag coefficient CD of the tripwire and the approximate location of boundary layer flow transition. The investigation was performed with a simplified model of a circular cylinder placed on or near a flat plate. The experimental conditions were those typical of ship-model appendage drag experiments. One of the purposes was to obtain a formula for CD when there is a gap between the cylinder and the flat plate. An example of the drag prediction of an appendage, modeled as a flat plate, is given based on the new CD and the prediction method recommended here. A comparison with the result obtained using the prediction method currently in use at DTNSRDC is made. The results indicate that both the effect of a gap, if it exists, on the tripwire drag and the effect of the presence of the tripwire on the turbulent skin friction must be considered.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Marine Engineering
- Fluid Mechanics