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Spectra of the Velocity Fluctuations in the Wake of Stalled Airfoils


Stuart, Jay William (1951) Spectra of the Velocity Fluctuations in the Wake of Stalled Airfoils. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/0DKR-ZG89.


During the last twenty years a considerable amount of work has been done in order to understand buffeting and the mechanism of the separated flow that causes it. In these investigations the results have either not been clear or they contain some unknown interaction between the indicating apparatus and the flow in the wake. In the present paper one type of the formerly observed flow configurations is investigated by using a properly compensated hot wire anemometer. This technique exhibits some of the results previously obtained but with greater significance and some added phenomena.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Aeronautical Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Liepmann, Hans Wolfgang
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1951
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-03192009-115101
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ID Code:1028
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Deposited On:19 Mar 2009
Last Modified:04 May 2023 19:03

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