Skin friction, pressure, and heat transfer gages are employed to monitor the flow and heat transfer field along the periphery of a circular cylinder in steady and pulsed flow at Reynolds numbers, Re = 23,000 to 50,000. Averaged distributions, RMS, and power spectra of all measurements are displayed. Special attention is directed at the organization of the near wake, as detected by the three types of surface gages. The response of the wake to pulsing of the oncoming stream is also examined. It is found that when the wake is locked on the driving frequency, the basic character of the flow is not changed, but the organized motion stands out more clearly. Moreover, the signals become cleaner and background noise in the spectra is reduced. Skin friction and heat transfer gages are shown to respond to local variations of the corresponding quantities, whereas pressure gages respond to global characteristics of the flow.

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