Back step flow measurements using triple split film probe

Alemdaroglu N., Karatekin O.

17th International Congress on Instrumentation in Aerospace Simulation Facilities, California, United States Of America, 29 September - 02 October 1997, pp.214-222 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iciasf.1997.644683
  • City: California
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-222


This paper presents the results of experimental investigations performed for now over a backward facing step using a triple split film probe. The method of using the triple split film probe to measure the velocity in the recirculation region of a backward facing step has shown to be accurate, reliable, repetitive and fast. Besides measurements of mean velocity vectors without the directional ambiguity, the method has also proven to be accurate to measure the normal and shear stresses in the recirculating flow.