Measurements Near the Stern of a Ship Model
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 1984
An experimental investigation in which Reynolds stress profiles were measured in the thick three-dimensional turbulent boundary layer at the stern of a ship model has been carried out. The measurements were performed using a specially developed hot-wire technique in which the mean velocity component perpendicular to the surface was considered. A large number of results are given in diagrams, and an error estimation for the different Reynolds stresses is presented. Effort have been made, when positioning the measured turbulence profiles, to enable future development of calculation methods based on these results. The measured profiles have revealed a strong influence of streamline convergence (divergence) on the Reynolds stresses. Also, the effects of wall curvature are of importance, and since most parts of the investigated religions have a convex curvature the average level of the stresses is reduced.