Surface Shear Stress Measurements

  • Jonathan W. Naughton


The measurement of surface shear stress has received a great deal of attention since the first measurements were made over 100 years ago. The continuing interest in the measurement of shear stress is a result of its importance to the fundamental understanding of wall-bounded flows and the significance of viscous drag in real systems such as aircraft and ship transportation. Measurement techniques that have been developed recently include several that use optical methods. These optical shear stress measurement methods are the focus of this chapter. For a detailed discussion of other shear stress measurement techniques, see the reviews by Winter,1 Haritonidis,2 and Naughton and Sheplak.3


Shear Stress Wall Shear Stress Skin Friction Turbulent Boundary Layer Shear Stress Distribution 
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  • Jonathan W. Naughton
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of WyomingUSA

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