A Comparison of Correction Methods Used in the Evaluation of Drag Coefficient Measurements for Two-Dimensional Rectangular Cylinders

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J. Courchesne, A. Laneville

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

J. Fluids Eng 101(4), 506-510 (Dec 01, 1979) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3449019 History: Received June 13, 1978; Online October 12, 2010


This paper describes an experimental evaluation of available drag correction formulae and theories for blockage effects applicable to two-dimensional rectangular cylinders immersed in a low-turbulence uniform flow. It is observed that empirical formulae are functions of the afterbody length and that Maskell’s theory has the tendency to overestimate the correction.

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