The statistical nature of the fluctuating pressures associated with the separation-reattachment flow were studied for a two-dimensional square prism in uniform flow for low (0.33 percent) and high (10.4 percent) turbulence levels. Studies were also made with a splitter plate to inhibit the feedback effect arising from vortex shedding. The nature of the separation reattachment flow was charcterized by use of the measured value of the mean and fluctating pressure fields. Spectral distribution of the unsteady pressures reveals strong energy spikes at the Strenthal frequency which are eliminated by the pressure of the splitler plate. Probability density distributions indicate appreciably non-Gaussian nature only in the wake. Additional information is presented on the variation with angle of the Strouhal frequency for the wake flow.

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