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dc.contributor.advisorKelleher, Matthew D.
dc.contributor.authorMcKee, Robert Joe
dc.dateJune 1973
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T23:51:13Z
dc.date.available2012-11-13T23:51:13Z
dc.date.issued1973-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/16608
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractA rectangular cross section channel, with both a straight and a curved portion, was designed and built to create the laminar secondary Taylor-Goertler vortex flow. An aerosol was used to visualize these flow patterns, and photographs of the results are presented. A hot wire anemometer investigation of one location in the curved section was conducted to obtain the mean velocity profiles and turbulence levels. The pressure drop along both the straight and the curved sections was measured and compared. A constant temperature wall heater was also designed and installed in the straight section of the channel. Approximate values of the heating losses were obtained and the overall and local heat transfer coefficients were calculated for the straight portion of the channel. It was concluded that the vortices develop with both velocity increases and distance along the channel, and that the increase in pressure drop due to the vortices varied from near zero to approximately 20% with increasing Reynolds numbers.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/experimentalstud00mcke
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.subject.lcshMechanical engineeringen_US
dc.titleAn experimental study of Taylor-Goertler vortices in a curved rectangular channel.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering
dc.subject.authorTaylor-Goertler vortices
dc.subject.authorcurved channel flow
dc.subject.authorsecondary laminar flow
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Naval Reserve
etd.thesisdegree.nameDegree of Mechanical Engineeren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelProfessional Degreeen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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