An experimental investigation of the effects of spherical roughness elements on transition and boundary layer development.

Yeğen, İmdat


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Citation Formats
İ. Yeğen, “An experimental investigation of the effects of spherical roughness elements on transition and boundary layer development.,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 1982.