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Characteristics of Shallow Turbulent Near Wakes at Low Reynolds Numbers

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Ram Balachandar, Shyam Ramachandran, Mark F. Tachie

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 57 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Canada S7N 5A9

J. Fluids Eng 122(2), 302-308 (Jan 21, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483258 History: Received March 12, 1999; Revised January 21, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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Figures

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(a) Schematic of the test body and coordinate system; (b) photographs of the flow field
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Variation of mean velocity defect at three axial stations (uncertainty in u: ±0.75 percent, uncertainty in z/δv: ±4 percent)
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Mean velocity distribution across the wake (deep and shallow flows) (uncertainty in u: ±0.75 percent, uncertainty in z/Cdδv: ± 4 percent)
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Normalized mean velocity profiles at three axial locations (uncertainty in u: ±0.75 percent, uncertainty in z: ±4 percent)
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Variation of β parameter with the normalized axial distance (uncertainty in β: ±4 percent, x/d: ±3 percent)
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Normalized concentration distribution across the wake (uncertainty in Chud/C0q0: ±8 percent, z/d: ±3 percent)
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Axial variation of the wake half-width (uncertainty in Cfδ/d or Cfz0.5/d: ±4 percent, uncertainty in Cfx/h: ± 3 percent)
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Variation of the wake half-width with axial distance for deep and shallow flows (uncertainty in δs/Cdd: ±4 percent, x/Cdd: ±3 percent)

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