Revised Log-Law Constants for Fully-Developed Turbulent Pipe Flow

  • B. J. McKeon
  • J. F. Morrison
  • W. Jiang
  • J. Li
  • A. J. Smits
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 74)

Abstract

The mean velocity profiles of fully-developed turbulent pipe flow obtained by Zagarola & Smits (1998) and McKeon et al. (2002) were corrected for the static pressure measurement error and the velocity gradient Pitot displacement error reported recently by McKeon & Smits (2002) and McKeon et al. (2002). This analysis leads to new and more accurate values of von Kármán and additive constants in the logarithmic region in pipe flow. An interesting comparison with lower Reynolds number boundary layer studies is also made.

Keywords

Reynolds Number Friction Factor Pipe Flow Reynolds Number Range Turbulent Pipe Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. J. McKeon
    • 1
  • J. F. Morrison
    • 2
  • W. Jiang
    • 3
  • J. Li
    • 4
  • A. J. Smits
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Department of AeronauticsImperial CollegeLondonEngland
  3. 3.CARDCMianyang, SichuanP. R. China
  4. 4.Victoria University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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