Some features of artificially thickened fully developed turbulent boundary layers with zero pressure gradient

Klebanoff, P. S., Diehl, Z. W.
naca-report-1110
1952


Report gives an account of an investigation conducted to determine the feasibility of artificially thickening a turbulent boundary layer on a flat plate. A description is given of several methods used to thicken artificially the boundary layer. It is shown that it is possible to do substantial thickening and obtain a fully developed turbulent boundary layer, which is free from any distortions introduced by the thickening process, and, as such, is a suitable medium for fundamental research.

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