Some Studies of the Flow Past Cylinders


The windchannel of Glasgow University has a working cross section of about 65 cm × 65 cm, and a maximum wind speed of 12 m/s. It is therefore useless to attempt work at high values of Reynold’s Number, as this can be done so much better in larger channels. I have, therefore, of recent years concentrated on those air flow problems for which a low Reynold’s Number is not a drawback.


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    See Reports and Memoranda of the Aeronautical Research Committee No. 1176.Google Scholar
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    The Resistance of a Cylinder Moving in a Viscous Fluid. Bairstow, Cave and Lang. Phil. Tr. A. Vol. 223.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1930

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Thom
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  1. 1.GlasgowUK

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