(Product number: F100C)
The Optional Boundary Layer Investigation F100C components have been designed for operation with the Hilton Airflow System F100. The components allow students to quantitatively investigate the boundary layer that exists close to the surface adjacent to a moving air stream.
A reversible flat plate located inside a rectangular duct has one smooth and one artificially roughened face. The duct has removable profile plates that can establish an increasing or decreasing pressure gradient in the direction of flow.
To investigate the growth of the boundary layer profile in a variety of conditions along the plate a micro-pitot tube is provided. This may be moved toward the plate in measured intervals using a micrometer adjustment.