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Experimental study of the reattachment pressure rise at subsonic speeds


Lau, Jark Chong (1965) Experimental study of the reattachment pressure rise at subsonic speeds. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology.


An experimental study was made of the problem of separated flow with reattachment at subsonic speeds in various geometrical configurations. It was found that when the boundary layer thickness at separation was small, the values of the reattachment pressure rise coefficient agreed with those from the Korst-Chapman theory. The importance of the relative positions of the transition and reattachment was investigated. In the free shear layer, transition occurred at Reynolds numbers as low as 3 x 10[superscript 3], based on distance from the separation point.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Roshko, Anatol
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:20 August 1964
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-04172003-084523
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ID Code:1401
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Deposited On:18 Apr 2003
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:37

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