Influence of the Mach number on boundary layer transition by a Ludwieg tube set-up

R. Schook, C.J. Hogendoorn, H.C. Lange, de, A.A. Steenhoven, van

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The effect of compressibility on boundary layer transition is studied by using a Ludwieg tube set-up. Heat transfer expts. are performed at a flat plate using thin film gauges. The expts. are done with Mach nos. ranging from 0.13 to 0.56. The dimensions of the turbulence grid are not changed. This results in a decrease of the turbulence level with increasing Mach no. No significant change of transition start or transition length as a function of the Mach no. is obsd. However, as measured sep. the turbulence level has a significant influence on both mentioned transition parameters. From this turbulence level and Mach no. have an opposite effect on boundary layer transition
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTurbulence, heat and mass transfer 2 : proceedings of the international symposium on turbulence, heat and mass transfer, Delft, The Netherlands, June 9-12, 1997
EditorsK. Hanjalic, T.W.J. Peeters
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherDelft University Press
ISBN (Print)90-407-1465-7
Publication statusPublished - 1997


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