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Design and calibration of a water tunnel for skin friction research


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Sargison, JE and Barton, AF and Walker, GJ and Brandner, PA (2009) Design and calibration of a water tunnel for skin friction research. Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Online. ISSN 1448-4846

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A new water tunnel facility has been designed for application in skin friction and boundary layer research. The closed loop, recirculating facility with working section 200 x 600 x 2400 mm and test surface 600 x 1000 mm has been designed to operate at working section flow speeds of up to 2 m/s (Reynolds number based on test surface length 2.2 x 10^6). A force balance enables the direct measurement of drag on test surfaces. Hot film, pitot and multi-hole pressure probes are used to investigate the near wall flow.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: research water tunnel, skin friction research, Reynolds number, water tunnel
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Online
ISSN: 1448-4846
Additional Information: © 2009 Institution of Engineers Australia
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2009 03:19
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:03
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