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dc.creatorHess, John Charlesen_US
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en_US
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dc.description.abstractA flat plate tester was designed and built to determine friction factors and dynamic pressures for water flow over smooth, knurl, and cavity plates. Reynolds numbers between 2000 and 35000 were obtained at plate clearances of 0.076 mm to 1.270 mm. The friction factors were found to differ significantly from the Moody diagram in that at small clearances, laminar flow appears to not always conform to the [] line predicted by theory. In addition, it is seen that increasing the gap between the plates from the smallest clearance tested (0.076 mm) to the largest clearance (1.270 mm) results in a friction factor increase. This situation does not contradict the Moody diagram, which shows that friction factor should decrease for increased gap. Instead, it illustrates an evolving scenario within the flow field. The smaller gaps exhibit signs of Tollmein-Schlichting waves, which did not transition into turbulence because the smaller gaps tend to suppress the creation of vorticies. The result is a laminar flow field which renders substantially lower friction factors. As the clearance is increased, turbulent activity increases yielding, increased friction factors. As the gap increases further, the friction factor plateaus and then decreases with increased Gap, indicating a fully turbulent flow regime. In addition, while certain cavity geometries were found to generate oscillatory pressures, there was no normal mode resonance indicative of the "friction factor jump" reported by Ha (1991).en_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en_US
dc.subjectmechanical engineering.en_US
dc.subjectMajor mechanical engineering.en_US
dc.titleDynamic pressure response of water flow between closely spaced roughened flat platesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US engineeringen_US
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