Drag force as a function of cross section and angle of attack. A hydraulic laboratory dataset for numerical validation

Data Brief. 2019 Oct 3;27:104596. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2019.104596. eCollection 2019 Dec.


This data relates to a set of hydraulic laboratory experiments in which the flow around four cross-sections was investigated. Each cross section was examined at four angles of attack (0, 5, 10, 90°), seven velocities (0-0.7 m/s in 0.1 m/s steps) and two flow directions. The data is primarily from an array of load cell which monitored the loading on the cross-sections during testing in six degrees of freedom during testing. Video and photographs are also included.

Keywords: CFD; Drag; Fluid mechanics; Hydraulics; Reynold's number; Validation.