Temperature gradients in turbulent gas streams: Effect of viscous dissipation on evaluation of total conductivity



Values of the total conductivity in a turbulently flowing air stream were originally reported without regard to the effects of viscous dissipation upon the results. By utilizing measurements of the shear taken at the time of the original study, the reported values of total conductivity were corrected for the effect of viscous dissipation. The effect of such dissipation upon the values of total conductivity is the greatest under conditions involving small temperature gradients and high Reynolds numbers.