Effect of Nozzle Confinement in the Axial Swirler
Kutateladze Institute of Thermophysics, Novosibirsk, Russia
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Published online: 14 January 2019
This work is devoted to the study of unsteady flow with the precessing vortex core (PVC) formed at the exit of a compact vane swirler with varying vanes angle and nozzles diameters. Amplitude-frequency characteristics of the PVC were obtained using two microphones. The modified Strouhal number dependence have showed a good generalization of the data for all nozzle diameters. The averaged and phase-averaged distributions of three components of velocity have been measured via the LDA system. The increasing the recirculation zone at increasing nozzle diameter for the swirl parameter Sg=0.53 and Re=1.5·104 was detected. The degeneration of PVC was detected for all studied nozzle diameters D = 30, 40, 50 mm. In case of smallest diameter D = 30 mm the PVC ceases to be periodic due to the absence of a recirculation zone. The three-dimensional structure of the PVC is reconstructed by the phase averaging method and visualized using the Q-criterion. Formation of the shifted recirculation zone, outer secondary vortex (OSV) and inner secondary vortex (ISV) is observed.
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