Systematic investigations of the influence of the shape of the profile upon the position of the transition point

Bussmann, K., Ulrich, A.

The position of the beginning of transition laminar/turbulent as a function of the thickness and the camber of the profile at various Reynolds numbers and lift coefficients was investigated for a series of Joukowsky profiles. The calculation of the boundary layer was carried out according to the Pohlhausen method which may be continued by a simplified stability calculation according to H. Schlichting. A list of tables is given which permits the reading off of the position of the transition point on suction and pressure side for each Joukowsky profile.

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