Stereo PIV measurement of diffuser swirling flow
1 Institute of Thermomechanics, ASCR, v.v.i., Dolejškova 5, Praha 8, CR
2 UWB, FME, Department of Power System Engineering, Universitní 8, Plzeň, CR
3 BUT, FME, Viktor Kaplan Department of Fluid Engineering, Technická 2896/2, Brno, CR
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Published online: 24 October 2022
The swirling flow in a diffuser has been studied using the stereo PIV technique. The DANTEC hardware and software were used for the experiment. The water pipe flow in the diffuser inlet has been set spinning by introducing tangential jet flow. Both piping and diffuser were of circular cross-section, however diffuser casing had rectangular (square) cross-section. The plane of measurement was located perpendicular to the flow within the diffuser. The two cameras with the Scheinpflug lens mounting were used, however the angle between the lenses axes and the diffuser outer surface was far from to be perpendicular, as recommended in similar situations. This configuration has been dictated by technical conditions in the laboratory. The two-level calibration target with dots was used for the cameras calibration. The calibration covers the diffusers central region in a good quality, however regions close to the walls were not well resolved. Many combinations of axial and tangential inflow conditions have been studied. The acquisition covered about 3 seconds in real time with frequency 500 Hz. Both statistics and dynamics of the flow have been studied in details.
Results are shown for both statistical characteristics and dynamical analysis of various conditions. During experiments the air-glass-water interface was not normal to the camera viewing axis. The discussion how to solve this problem and of the bias of the calibration will be introduced.
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