Flow at Ultra-High Reynolds and Rayleigh Numbers

A Status Report

Editors: Donnelly, Russell J., Streenivasan, Katepalli R. (Eds.)

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  • Explores a wide range of issues: fundamental studies of the turbulence problem, practical applications of turbulence, superfluid turbulence, cryogenic facilities and capabilities to support the demands of cryogenic turbulence research, and new types of miniature flow instrumentation, all of which are crucial for high Reynolds number research * Offers a state-of-the-art assessment of the use of helium flows for turbulence research at very high Reynolds and Rayleigh numbers, and for testing navy and aerospace models under realistic parameter ranges * Intended for physicists interested in fluid dynamics, mechanical engineers interested in turbulent flows and transport, and
  • naval and naval and aerospace engineeers
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Because of their extremely low viscosity, liquid helium and ultra-cold helium gas provide ideal media for fundamental studies of fluid flow and turbulence at extremely high Reynolds numbers. Such flows occur in aerospace applications (satellite reentry) and other extreme conditions, where they are difficult to study. A cryogenic-helium wind tunnel would allow one to model these flows in a laboratory at much more benign conditions. Such studies have not been feasible because, using these fluids in a wind tunnel requires more liquid helium than has readily been available. However, the capacity of the refrigerators installed at several physics laboratories that supply liquid helium for particle accelerators (such as the one intended for the SSC in Texas or the one at Brookhaven National Laboratory) is so great that some of the liquid helium or the ultra-cold helium gas may also be used for fluid dynamics studies. The chapters in this book survey the challenges and prospects for research on fluid flows at high Reynolds and Rayleigh numbers using cryogenic helium. They cover a wide range of topics: from refrigeration and instrumentation to theories of superfluid turbulence. The chapters are largely based on contributions to a workshop held at Brookhaven, but these have all been brought up to the state of the art in late 1997; in addition, several chapters contain entirely new material. This book will be of interest to physicist interested in fluid dynamics, mechanical engineers interested in turbulent flows and transport, and naval and aerospace engineers.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

Table of contents (34 chapters)
  • Ultra-High Reynolds Number Flows Using Cryogenic Helium: An Overview

    Pages 1-28

    Donnelly, Russell J.

  • Helium Flows at Ultra-High Reynolds and Rayleigh Numbers: Opportunities and Challenges

    Pages 29-51

    Sreenivasan, Katepalli R.

  • European Large Scale Helium Refrigeration

    Pages 52-65

    Quack, Hans H.

  • Cryogenic Wind Tunnels for Aerodynamic Testing

    Pages 66-80

    Kilgore, Robert A.

  • Application of Magnetic Suspension and Balance Systems to Ultra-High Reynolds Number Facilities

    Pages 81-95

    Britcher, Colin P.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flow at Ultra-High Reynolds and Rayleigh Numbers
Book Subtitle
A Status Report
Editors
  • Russell J. Donnelly
  • Katepalli R. Streenivasan
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-2230-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-2230-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7464-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 466
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