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Experimental Hydrodynamics for Flow Around Bodies - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128233894, 9780128234488

Experimental Hydrodynamics for Flow Around Bodies

1st Edition

Author: Viktor V. Babenko
Paperback ISBN: 9780128233894
eBook ISBN: 9780128234488
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th January 2021
Page Count: 676
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Experimental Hydrodynamics for Flow around Bodies explains complex novel experimental methodologies to solve a wide range of important flow problems in industry and research. The book starts by examining the fundamental physical laws necessary for the optimization of techniques for hydro-aeromechanics, heat engineering, and other disciplines related to flow. The reader is then provided with detailed explanations of novel experimental methods, along with the results of physical research. These results are also necessary for the construction of theoretical models that provide improved descriptions for numerous problems in various scientific fields.

Frequent discussions, examples of practical applications throughout the text, and foundational, theoretical materials help a range of readers engage and apply these methods to problems in fields including drag reduction, noiseless movement, optimal maneuvering, intense heat transfer, control of separated vortices, wind power, economical energy consumption, and more.

Key Features

  • Provides instructions on the set up of innovative experiments for drag reduction that will be of great interest to researchers in aerospace, marine and automotive engineering
  • Describes, in detail, a variety of novel experiments to investigate boundary layer flow, together with experimental data that can be used with computational models
  • Assists with bio-inspired hydrodynamic design by providing models of a waving fin mover and investigations of analogs of hydrobiont skin covers


Researchers in academia and industry working with problems relating to environmental, aerospace, automotive, marine, zoological, or energy engineering problems

Table of Contents

  1. Non-Stationary Motion
    2. Modeling of a Waving Fin Mover
    3. Experimental Investigations of the Characteristics of the Boundary layer on a Smooth Rigid Plate
    4. Experimental Investigations of the Characteristics Boundary Layer on a Smooth Rigid Curved Plate
    5. Experimental Investigations of the Characteristics of the Boundary Layer on the Analogs of the Skin Covers of Hydrobionts
    6. Experimental Investigations of Friction Drag
    7. Combined Methods of Drag Reduction


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About the Author

Viktor V. Babenko

Victor V Babenko has been a Professor since 1990. From 1963-1965 he worked at the Antonov aviation design bureau in Kiev, and since 1965 he has worked at the Institute of Hydromechanics of the National Academy of Sciences in Kiev, Ukraine, where he was Department Head of the Institute of Hydromechanics from 1988-2000. He has managed a variety of hydrodynamic and bionic research projects, developed several new measurement techniques for laminar and turbulent flows, and designed some original equipment, devices and apparatus for hydrodynamic measurements. He has developed original methodologies in bionics for research of the receptivity of boundary layer to 2-D and 3-D disturbances, at interaction between flow and compliant coating, at flow near different cavities, at flow in the vortical chamber, and at movement of high-speed surface devices. He has developed control methods of the coherent vortical structures arising at various types of flows.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor and former Department Head, Institute of Hydromechanics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Visiting Professor in Advanced Ship Engineering Research Center (ASERC), Pusan National University, Korea

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