The minimum record time for PIV measurement in a vessel agitated by a Rushton turbine
1 Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Process Engineering, Technická 4, 166 07 Prague, Czech Republic
2 Technical University of Liberec, Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technology and Innovation, Studentská 1402/2, 461 17 Liberec, Czech Republic
3 Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Hydrodynamics v.v.i., Pod Paťankou 30/5, 166 12 Prague, Czech Republic
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Published online: 12 May 2017
In PIV studies published in the literature focusing on the investigation of the flow field in an agitated vessel the record time is ranging from the tenths and the units of seconds. The aim of this work was to determine minimum record time for PIV measurement in a vessel agitated by a Rushton turbine that is necessary to obtain relevant results of velocity field. The velocity fields were measured in a fully baffled cylindrical flat bottom vessel 400 mm in inner diameter agitated by a Rushton turbine 133 mm in diameter using 2-D Time Resolved Particle Image Velocimetry in the impeller Reynolds number range from 50 000 to 189 000. This Re range secures the fully-developed turbulent flow of agitated liquid. Three liquids of different viscosities were used as the agitated liquid. On the basis of the analysis of the radial and axial components of the mean- and fluctuation velocities measured outside the impeller region it was found that dimensionless minimum record time is independent of impeller Reynolds number and is equalled N.tRmin = 103 ± 19.
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