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dc.contributor.advisor Beckmann, Herbert K.
dc.creatorSmith, Conrad Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:28:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:28:43Z
dc.date.issued 1969
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104690
dc.description.abstract An experimental investigation was carried out for the purpose of determining the influence of the depth of water upon the coefficients of lift and drag of a submerged body on or near the bottom of a flowing stream. This investigation made use of the facilities of the Rice University wave tank. Two types of models were employed in this study, an upright flat plate attached to the bottom and a cylinder with a clearance of ,12 diameters above the bottom. The results of the tests indicate that the drag coefficient increases as the size of the body increases in relation to the depth of water, while the lift coefficient does not exhibit such an increase, A method is developed which predicts the shallow-water drag coefficient with an accuracy of +/- 1% if the value of the deep-water coefficient and the upstream conditions are known. The same method can be used to obtain a deep-water coefficient from tests conducted in shallow water.
dc.format.extent 68 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title An experimental investigation of the variation with water depth of lift or drag coefficients of a body on or near the bottom of a flowing stream
dc.identifier.digital RICE2326
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Mechanical Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno THESIS M.E. 1969 SMITH
dc.identifier.citation Smith, Conrad Michael. "An experimental investigation of the variation with water depth of lift or drag coefficients of a body on or near the bottom of a flowing stream." (1969) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104690.


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