Generation of and Measurements in a Turbulent Boundary Layer with Zero Skin Friction

  • P. Dengel
  • H.-H. Fernholz


When Stratford (1959) confirmed experimentally Prandl’s earlier suggestion (1935) of a boundary layer with zero skin friction, he showed that such a flow was possible and apparently stationary. At the time, however, measuring techniques were not sophisticated enough to allow measurements of zero skin friction or of mean velocity profiles with instantaneous or mean reverse flow.


Boundary Layer Skin Friction Turbulent Boundary Layer Settling Chamber Turbulent Shear Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Dengel
    • 1
  • H.-H. Fernholz
    • 1
  1. 1.Hermann-Föttinger-InstitutTU BerlinBerlinGermany

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