Generating high freestream turbulence levels

Karen Ann Thole, D. G. Bogard, J. L. Whan-Tong

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This paper presents a method of generating a highly turbulent freestream flow, up to levels of 20% with a relatively uniform mean velocity field. This method was developed as a result of a combined water channel and wind tunnel study. The method for generating these high turbulence levels includes using high-velocity jets issuing into a mainstream cross-flow. A range of turbulence levels can be generated, using this same flow geometry, by adjusting the jet-to-mainstream velocity ratio or the Reynolds number of the flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-380
Number of pages6
JournalExperiments in Fluids
Issue number6
StatePublished - Oct 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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