Equilibrium turbulent flow in a slightly divergent channel

  • J. R. Ruetenik
  • S. Corrsin


Hot-wire measurements have been made of some mean flow and turbulence properties of fully-developed, plane diffuser flow at a divergence half-angle of 1°. Comparison with parallel wall channel flow at the same Reynolds number shows large increases in turbulent energy level and average shear level, some reduction in skin friction and in mean velocity ratio near the walls.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Ruetenik
    • 1
  • S. Corrsin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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