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Experimental and Computational Investigation of Flow around a 3-1 Prolate Spheroid


Clarke, D and Brandner, PA and Walker, GJ, Experimental and Computational Investigation of Flow around a 3-1 Prolate Spheroid, WSEAS Transactions on Fluid Mechanics, 3, (3) pp. 207 - 217. ISSN 1790-5087 (2008) [Refereed Article]


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The flow around a 3-1 prolate spheroid near the critical Reynolds number is investigated experimentally and numerically. This work was conducted as part of a larger project to examine the flow around Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. The experimental investigation has been performed in a water tunnel at the Australian Maritime College. Fast response pressure probes and a 3-D automated traverse have been developed to investigate the state of the boundary layer. A commercial CFD code has been modified to allow the experimentally determined boundary layer state to be included in the computation. Qualitative and quantitative comparisons between the measured and calculated results are discussed. The tests on the spheroid were conducted within a Reynolds numbers range of 0.6 106 to 4 106. The results presented here are for an incidence of 10 degrees

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
Research Field:Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Defence
Objective Group:Defence
Objective Field:Maritime
UTAS Author:Clarke, D (Dr David Clarke)
UTAS Author:Brandner, PA (Professor Paul Brandner)
UTAS Author:Walker, GJ (Professor Greg Walker)
ID Code:54500
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2009-02-24
Last Modified:2012-12-12
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