An Experimental Investigation of the Flow Over an Automobile Side Rear View Mirror
In the present study, velocity and pressure measurements over an automobile side rear view mirror were carried
out by a constant-temperature hot wire anemometer and a micro-manometer, respectively. Experiments were performed in the
open-type wind tunnel in the Fluid Mechanics Laboratory of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Uludag University at
the free stream velocity of 25 and 35 m/s, corresponding to the Reynolds number values of 8.0x104 and 1.1x105, respectively.
It was found that the static pressures are not uniformly distributed over the rearview side mirror and the pressure coefficients
took minimum values at the separation points of the boundary layer from the mirror surface.
Index Terms—Side rear-view mirror, pressure coefficient, wind tunnel, flow separation.