Measurements of intensity and scale of wind-tunnel turbulence and their relation to the critical Reynolds number of spheres

Dryden, Hugh L Schubauer, G B Mock, W C , Jr Skramstad, H K

The investigation of wind-tunnel turbulence, conducted at the National Bureau of Standards with the cooperation of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, has been extended to include a new variable, namely, the scale of the turbulence. This report presents the results of a study of this new variable together with the intensity of the turbulence, and the effect of both on the critical Reynolds number of spheres.

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