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2006.245: Scaling of the turbulence transition threshold in a pipe

2006.245: B. Hof, A. Juel and T. Mullin (2003) Scaling of the turbulence transition threshold in a pipe. Physical Review Letters, 91. 244502. ISSN 0031-9007

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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.244502

Abstract

We report the results of an experimental investigation of the transition to turbulence in a pipe over approximately an order of magnitude range in the Reynolds number Re. A novel scaling law is uncovered using a systematic experimental procedure which permits contact to be made with modern theoretical thinking. The principal result we uncover is a scaling law which indicates that the amplitude of perturbation required to cause transition scales as O(Re–1).

Item Type:Article
Subjects:PACS 2003 > 47 Fluid dynamics
MIMS number:2006.245
Deposited By:Miss Louise Stait
Deposited On:07 August 2006

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