Skin friction determination using multihole pressure probes

S. J. Lien, N. A. Ahmed

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A simple method of determining local turbulent skin friction on a smooth surface has been developed which utilizes a multihole pressure probe resting on the surface. Assuming the existence of a wall region in which condition are functions of skin friction, physical constants of the fluid and a suitable length, a nondimensional relation is obtained for the difference between the total and static pressure recorded by multihole pressure probe at point of measurement at the wall, in terms of skin friction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 24th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1563478129, 9781563478123
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event24th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 20068 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
ISSN (Print)1048-5953


Conference24th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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