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Extreme value analysis of fluctuating air loads acting on a cylinder


Chen, Jay Chung (1967) Extreme value analysis of fluctuating air loads acting on a cylinder. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology.


NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. The fluctuating air loads over the surface of a smooth, cantilevered circular cylinder perpendicular to a flow in the supercritical Reynolds number ranging from [...] to [...] have been investigated according to Gumbel's extreme value theory. The envelope of the extreme values of the pressure was found to be much greater than the static pressure and the root-mean-square values and decreased with increasing Reynolds number. On the other hand, the envelope of the extreme values of the resultant force was generally unrelated with Reynolds number.

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):
  • Fung, Yuan-cheng
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:23 September 1966
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-12282005-134521
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ID Code:5156
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Deposited On:29 Dec 2005
Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 23:24

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