Skin Friction Topology in Junction Flow Affected By Upstream Rod
Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Tianshu Liu
Dr. Parviv Merati
Dr. William Liou
Junction flow, flow control skin friction, topology, luminescent oil-film visualization
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The following thesis describes the extraction of high-resolution skin friction topologies on a junction flow affected by an upstream rod on a flat plate using a non-intrusive global luminescent oil-film (GLOF) skin friction meter. The working principle, applications, and limitations of the GLOF technique are discussed in detail. The results on the skin friction fields in the circular junction flow are presented, including the base junction flows without upstream rod and junction flows controlled by a single rod and multiple rods at two different Reynolds numbers. Discussions on the results are focused on the topological change induced by the upstream rods.
Wong, Bo Ching, "Skin Friction Topology in Junction Flow Affected By Upstream Rod" (2020). Masters Theses. 5169.