Turbulent Flow in the Entry Region of a Rough Pipe

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Jeng-Song Wang

Hydraulics/H&CF, Bechtel Inc., San Francisco, Calif.

J. P. Tullis

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.

J. Fluids Eng 96(1), 62-68 (Mar 01, 1974) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3447099 History: Received June 12, 1973; Online October 12, 2010


The general characteristics of mean turbulent flow in the entry region of a rough pipe are discussed. A mathematical model is presented for predicting the development of boundary layer thickness, core velocity, and pressure coefficient. Measurements were made of static pressure and velocity profiles in a 12-in. dia pipe at Reynolds numbers between 7 × 105 and 3.7 × 106 . Water was used as the fluid. Data are included on the length required for the wall shear stress to become constant, for the boundary layer to reach the pipe centerline and for the velocity profile to become fully developed.

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