Stromabwärts-Relaxation von Geschwindigkeitsprofilen mit Drallstörungen

Translated title of the contribution: Downstream relaxation of velocity profiles in pipe-flow with swirl disturbances

Simon Graner, Denis F. Hinz, Christian Breitsamter

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We study characteristic flow patterns downstream of a standardized swirl disturbance generator using laser-Doppler velocimetry (LDV). To investigate the spatial development of flow patterns, we conduct LDV measurements in cross-sections located at various distances downstream from the swirl disturbance generator. Focusing on velocity profiles, decay of swirl, and performance indicators used to describe the characteristic shape of the velocity profiles, we systematically compare the experimental results with available references and various theories for decay of swirl disturbances. We find that the standardized swirl disturbance generator provides exponentially decaying swirling flow that is best captured by the theory of Steenbergen and Voskamp Steenbergen W, Voskamp J (1998) The rate of decay of swirl in turbulent pipe flow. Flow Meas Instr 9:67-78 . In addition, deviations from the axial reference profile caused by the swirl disturber persist for long downstream distances. In particular, our results suggest that the peakness factor relaxes linearly towards the fully-developed state.

Translated title of the contributionDownstream relaxation of velocity profiles in pipe-flow with swirl disturbances
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)696-711
Number of pages16
JournalTechnisches Messen
Issue number12
StatePublished - 28 Dec 2016


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