Title page for ETD etd-06062008-165846
|Type of Document
||An experimental study of flow over a 6 to 1 prolate spheroid at incidence
|Simpson, Roger L.
|Lutze, Frederick H. Jr.
|Mason, William H.
|Schetz, Joseph A.
|Walker, Dana A.
|Date of Defense
In two-dimensional flow, the point of flow separation from the surface coincides
with the point at which the skin friction vanishes. However, in three-dimensional
flow, the situation is much more complex and the flow separation is rarely associated
with the vanishing of the wall shear stress except in a few special cases.
Though the effects of cross-plane separation are substantial and have been recognized
for some time, the phenomenon of flow separation over three-dimensional
bodies is still far from being completely understood. The flow is so complex that
no completely satisfactory analytical tools are available at the moment. In an
attempt to logically identify the various effects and parametric dependence while
simultaneously minimizing configuration dependent issue, the flow over a 6 to 1
prolate spheroid, which is a generic three-dimensional body, is investigated.
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