Experimental Investigation of Vortex Structures in Wake of Hyperboloid-Shaped Model by Means of 2D Particle Image Velocimetry Measurement
Aerospace Research and Test Establishment, PLC. (ARTE), Prague, Czech Republic
** Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Published online: 4 June 2018
This paper deals with flow around a bluff body of hyperboloid shape. It consists of results gathered in the course of research by means of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). The experiments were carried out by means of low-frequency 2D PIV in a range of Reynolds numbers from 40000 to 50000. A hyperboloid-shaped model was measured in a wind tunnel with a modelled atmospheric boundary layer (and additionally, in a low-speed wind tunnel with low turbulence). The model was tested in a subcritical range of Reynolds numbers and various planes in a wake of the model were captured with the intention of getting an estimation of 3D flow structures. The tunnel with the modelled atmospheric boundary layer has a high rate of turbulence, so the influence of the turbulence of incoming flow on the wake could be outlined. The ratio of the height of the model to a thickness of the modelled boundary layer in the tunnel was 1/3, meaning the turbulence in the boundary layer strongly influenced the flow around the model; it suppresses the wake which leads to a lot shorter area of recirculation than low turbulence incoming flow would cause.
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