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PIV measurements and computations of the transient flow in a siphon
Author(s): G. Cognet; G. Mignot; Mark Blanchard; Francois Werkoff
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Paper Abstract

This work is a part of a larger study devoted to the understanding of the way a siphon works, in particular the final stage, in order to predict the true levels of the liquids in the tanks at the end of the liquid transfer. Experimental measurements (pressure, levels, velocities) during the transient flows in siphons were carried out and were compared with results obtained by using the computer code CATHARE. The liquid velocity profiles were measured by PIV technique which was the only available measurement technique for this kind of experiment. We show here that the computer curves closely follow the experimental curves during the priming and the liquid transfer stages but significantly move away during unpriming.

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: 10.1117/12.150544
Show Author Affiliations
G. Cognet, CEA/Cadarache (France)
G. Mignot, CEA/Cadarache (France)
Mark Blanchard, CEA/Cadarache (France)
Francois Werkoff, CEA/Fontenay aux Roses (France)


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

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