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An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Transitional Turbulent Pulsatile Flow in a Channel

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L. C. Thomas, J. Min

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

J. Appl. Mech 43(4), 559-563 (Dec 01, 1976) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423930 History: Received October 01, 1975; Revised April 01, 1976; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

Experimental measurements of the time scale τ(t ) of the burst phenomenon are reported for laminar-transitional turbulent, fully developed, pulsatile flow in a channel. Theoretical predictions for τ(t ) which are developed on the basis of a quasi-steady surface renewal formulation are shown to be in good agreement with the data.

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