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A Study of Wakes Behind a Circular Cylinder at M = 5.7

McCarthy, J. F. and Kubota, T. (1963) A Study of Wakes Behind a Circular Cylinder at M = 5.7. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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The flow field behind a circular cylinder was investigated experimentally at a nominal Mach number of 5.7, over a range of Reynolds numbers from 4500 to 66,500, based on the cylinder diameter. Pitot pressure, static pressure, and total temperature were measured at various distances behind cylinders of three different diameters in order to determine the flow properties in the wake. To correlate data at different Reynolds numbers and to discriminate turbulent wakes from laminar wakes, a linearized theory for the laminar far wake was developed, which included the effects of axial pressure gradient. The transition from laminar flow to turbulent flow was also determined by computing diffusion coefficients from the velocity profiles. The transition thus determined was correlated with the results obtained from mass-diffusion measurements and hot-wire fluctuation measurements.

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Additional Information:© 1963 California Institute of Technology. This paper was prepared for presentation to the Fluid Mechanics Session of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Summer Meeting, 17 through 20 June 1963, at Los Angeles. The study of wakes behind a circular cylinder at M = 5. 7 was carried out under the sponsorship and with the financial support of the U. S. Army Research Office and the Advanced Research Projects Agency, contract number DA-04-495-ORD-3231. This research is a part of Project DEFENDER sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency. The work was also supplemented by the Space and Information Systems Division of North American Aviation, Inc.
Group:Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories (Fluid Mechanics), GALCIT
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Army Research Office (ARO)DA-04-495-ORD-3231
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North American AviationUNSPECIFIED
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