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Skin Friction Correlation in Open Channel Boundary Layers

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Mark F. Tachie, D. J. Bergstrom, Ram Balachandar, Shyam Ramachandran

College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, S7N 5A9

J. Fluids Eng 123(4), 953-956 (May 10, 2001) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1412462 History: Received February 17, 2000; Revised May 10, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Variation of skin friction coefficient with Reynolds number (solid line denotes present correlation [Eq. (1)] with ±7 percent error band; dashed line denotes correlation proposed by Osaka et al. 7 and dot-dash line denotes the correlation proposed by Coles 12)

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