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Heat Transfer in Turbulent Shear Flow


Rannie, William Duncan (1951) Heat Transfer in Turbulent Shear Flow. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/9G0F-9R87.


A new and relatively simple description is proposed for the velocity profile in turbulent flow close to a smooth wall. Heat transfer coefficients are calculated from the description and are shown to agree better with experiment than other theories. The analysis is extended to transport processes in liquids where the viscosity has a large variation close to the wall.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautics and Mathematics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Minor Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Tsien, Hsue Shen
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1951
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-03172004-135406
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ID Code:973
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Deposited On:18 Mar 2004
Last Modified:04 May 2023 17:19

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