The boundary layer on a slightly yawed cylinder

D. Bücker, R. M. Lueptow*

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The velocity in a turbulent boundary layer on a long cylinder at a slight yaw to the free stream was measured using hot wire anemometry for yaw angles of -0.55° ≤ α ≤ 0.55°. The mean velocity profile retains a log region regardless of yaw with a slope that is slightly dependent upon the yaw angle. The boundary layer thickness increases nonlinearly with yaw angle, but the dimensionless distance from the wall of the maximum turbulence intensity is independent of yaw angle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-490
Number of pages4
JournalExperiments in Fluids
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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