A suggested method for measuring turbulence

Fayette C. Taylor
naca-tn-380
Jun 1931


The desirability of a quantitative measure of turbulence is emphasized, and a possible method of attack on the problem is discussed. Data are presented to show that the hot-wire anemometer has possibilities as an instrument for measuring turbulence. An apparatus consisting essentially of two hot wire, one parallel to the air flow and one at right angles to it, is suggested.

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