PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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BATCHELOR, George Keith
Born Melbourne 8 March 1920. Education Melbourne University (B.Sc. 1940, M.Sc. 1941) and Cambridge University (Ph.D. 1948). Research officer, Aeronautical Research Laboratory, Melbourne, 1940-44. 1851 Exhibition senior scholar 1946-48. Lecturer in mathematics, Cambridge University 1948-59; Reader in fluid dynamics 1959-64; professor of applied mathematics 1964-83; Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics 1959-83. F.R.S. 1957.
- Interference in a wind-tunnel of octagonal section. Australia. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Bulletin., 144 (1942), 24pp; Australian Council for Aeronautics. Report., ACA 1 (1944), 11pp.
- (With F.S. Shaw) A consideration of the design of wind tunnel contractions. Australian Council for Aeronautics. Report., ACA 4 (1944), 14pp.
- Interference on wings, bodies and airscrews in a closed tunnel of octagonal section. Australian Council for Aeronautics. Report., ACA 5 (1944), 26pp.
- Transition to turbulence within the boundary layer. Australian Journal of Science, 6 (1944), 108-112.
- (With A.A. Townsend) 'Singing' corner vanes. Nature, 155 (1945), 236.
- Power series expansions of the velocity potential in compressible flow. Quarterly of Applied Mathematics, 2 (1945), 318-328.
- On the concept and properties of the idealized hydrodynamic resistance. Australian Council for Aeronautics. Report., ACA 13 (1945), 15pp.
- Sound in wind tunnels. Australian Council for Aeronautics. Report., ACA 18 (1945), 23pp.
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