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LDA measurements on swirling flows in tubes
Author(s): M. Kok; F. J.J. Rosendal; J. J.H. Brouwers
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Paper Abstract

As part of research on swirler stabilized combustors, swirling flows in an expanding and, after a length L, contracting tube are investigated. If the flow is given sufficient rotation in a flow pattern with central recirculation area is measured in a tube with expansion ratio 0.69. In a larger tube with expansion ratio 0.23 a toroidal recirculation area is found. The time dependence of the flow is investigated by determining the autocorrelation function of the velocity signal. In the range of rotational velocities of the flow the flow field is shown to be periodic in time. This is a very interesting phenomenon that occurs only in sufficiently large tubes, with expansion ratio normally encountered in industrial furnaces. Numerical simulation of this flow will be difficult as it is periodically oscillating and probably not axisymmetric.

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: 10.1117/12.150571
Show Author Affiliations
M. Kok, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
F. J.J. Rosendal, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
J. J.H. Brouwers, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)


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

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