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HM 225.02 Boundary Layers Show data sheet (pdf file) Print page
Technical Description

  During incident flow of bodies fluids such as air "stick" to the surface of the body and form the so-called boundary layer. The kind of flow within the boundary layer - laminar or turbulent - significantly affects the drag. The findings from studying the boundary layer are taken into consideration when designing aerofoils, turbine blades and hull, rudder and propeller blades.
  The HM 225.02 experimental unit - used in the HM 225 Aerodynamics Trainer - allows the boundary layer on a flat plate to be studied. For this purpose, air flows along the plate, parallel to the surface. The plate has two different surfaces so as to study the effect of surface conditions on the boundary layer. Side bodies can be used in the measurement section. Thus the boundary layer phenomena can experience interference with a degressive or progressive pressure curve and, for example equalise the friction loss of the flow.
  A horizontally movable pitot tube, adjusted using a micrometer screw, measures the total pressures at various distances from the plate surface. The plate can be moved vertically to enable the recording of total pressures in the direction of flow. The velocity can be determined from the pressures read off the HM 225.01 16-Tube Manometer.
  The experimental unit is attached to the air outlet of the HM 225 trainer, simply and precisely with quick release fasteners.
  The well-structured instructional material sets out the fundamentals and provides a step-by-step guide through the experiments.


Learning Objectives / Experiments

- internal friction of gases
- investigation of the boundary layer on the flat plate
- influence of surface roughness on the formation of

  a boundary layer
- boundary layer interference with

  degressive/progressive pressure curve


* Investigation of the boundary layer at two different

  rough surfaces1
* Boundary layer interference with pressure profile1
* Accessories for HM 225 Aerodynamics Trainer

[1] investigation of boundary layers on a flat plate with flow along the plate
[2] accessories for HM 225 Aerodynamics Trainer
[3] plate with two different rough surfaces
[4] vertical displacement of the plate
[5] pitot tube for measuring the total pressure at the plate
[6] horizontal adjustment of the pitot tube using micrometer screw
[7] removable side bodies for interference of the boundary layer with degressive or progressive pressure profile
[8] tube manometer, 16-fold (HM 225.01) for displaying the dynamic pressures is recommended
Technical Data

Pitot tube
- d=0,7mm
- movable: 0,35...50mm
Plate, movable: 0...250mm
- LxW: 260x55mm, thickness: 5mm
- chamfer: 30
- smooth surface: 25μm
- rough surface: 400μm
2 side bodies, removable
- inclination: 1:12,5


Dimensions and Weight
LxWxH: 250x130x370mm
Weight: approx. 4kg
Scope of Delivery
1 experimental unit
1 plate
2 side bodies
1 set of instructional material
Order Details
070.22502  HM 225.02  Boundary Layers
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