Thorman, H. Carl (1958) Boundary layer measurements on an axisymmetric body with spin and yaw. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01192006-132244
A directionally-sensitive hot-wire anemometer was developed for measuring the three-dimensional boundary-layer flow on a spinning, axisymmetric body in a low-speed wind tunnel. Boundary-layer velocity profiles at numerous positions around the body are presented for several spin rates at incidence angles of zero and 3 degrees. Displacement thickness distributions, based on integration of the velocity profiles, are also included.
The asymmetries in the azimuthal distribution of the boundary layer around the spinning body at a small angle of incidence (3°) are examined by means of a Fourier analysis of the experimental data. The experimental results are compared with the results of certain theoretical analyses (BRL 870 (Revised), NAVORD 5036) which provide a method for determining Magnus force (and also normal force) due to the displacement effect of the boundary layer.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1958|
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|Deposited On:||24 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:28|
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