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Qualitative and quantitative nonintrusive study of flow patterns, velocities and pressure effects in banks of cylindrical tubes in a rectangular tunnel
Author(s): Minel J. Braun; Milorad Dzodzo; Victor A. Canacci; Scott B. Lattime
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Paper Abstract

The recent years have seen an ever increasing amount of work in the field of brush seals. Fundamental and prototypal industrial research have attested to the improved fluidic and dynamic performance of such seals when compared to other classes of seals. This paper presents a continuation of the basic research performed by Braun et al. and further explores the nature of the flow and pressure patterns in configurations of dense array of cylinders simulating brush seal behavior. The investigation follows through the method of Full Field Flow Tracking (FFFT). The images supplied by the FFFT system are processed by means of a computer-integrated image quantification method (CIIQ) into quantitative information for flow trajectories and velocities. The tracking method permits identification and tracking of the same particle in a lagrangian frame of reference.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2052, Fifth International Conference on Laser Anemometry: Advances and Applications, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150496
Show Author Affiliations
Minel J. Braun, Univ. of Akron (United States)
Milorad Dzodzo, Univ. of Akron (United States)
Victor A. Canacci, Univ. of Akron (United States)
Scott B. Lattime, Univ. of Akron (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2052:
Fifth International Conference on Laser Anemometry: Advances and Applications

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