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Design and calibration of a water tunnel for skin friction research


Sargison, J and Barton, A and Walker, GJ and Brandner, PA, Design and calibration of a water tunnel for skin friction research, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 7, (2) pp. 111-124. ISSN 1448-4846 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/14484846.2009.11464585


A new water tunnel facility has been designed for application in skin friction and boundary layer research. The closed loop, recirculating facility with working section 200 × 600 × 2400 mm and test surface 600 × 1000 mm has been designed to operate at working section flow speeds of up to 2 ms-1 (Reynolds number based on test surface length 2.2 × 106). A force balance enables the direct measurement of drag on test surfaces. Hot film, pitot and multi-hole pressure probes are used to investigate the near wall flow. © Institution of Engineers Australia, 2009.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Environmental engineering
Research Field:Air pollution modelling and control
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Coastal and estuarine systems and management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Sargison, J (Dr Jane Sargison)
UTAS Author:Barton, A (Associate Professor Andrew Barton)
UTAS Author:Walker, GJ (Professor Greg Walker)
UTAS Author:Brandner, PA (Professor Paul Brandner)
ID Code:61377
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2010-03-03
Last Modified:2010-03-29

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