Experiments in Fluids

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 695–699 | Cite as

Comment on the Clauser chart method for determining the friction velocity

Short Communication


A known difficulty with using the Clauser chart method to determine the friction velocity in wall bounded flows is that it assumes, a priori, a logarithmic law for the mean velocity profile. Using both experimental and DNS data in the literature, this note explicitly shows how friction velocities obtained using the Clauser chart method can potentially mask subtle Reynolds-number-dependent behavior.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Computational Sciences Department 9233Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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