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Fundamental mode of freely decaying laminar swirling flows
TEMPO, UVHC, Campus Mont Houy, 59313 Valenciennes Cedex 9, France.
University of Iceland, Sæmundargötu 2, Reykjavík 101, Iceland.
EMPO, UVHC, Campus Mont Houy, Valenciennes Cedex 9, France.
University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Division for Mechanical Engineering. (PTW Welding)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2535-8132
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2016 (English)In: Applied Mathematical Modelling, ISSN 0307-904X, E-ISSN 1872-8480, Vol. 40, no 13-14, 6218-6233 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Abstract A detailed study of a swirling flow in a tube is presented in the first part of the paper. A simplified analytical solution of the governing equations indicates specific modes of the tangential velocity and that the decay of the swirl effect is exponential. The problem is then solved in three dimensions using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and a comparison with analytical expressions shows that the CFD code is reliable in terms of accuracy. The CFD results confirm that a fundamental swirling mode is reached within a short distance from the inlet. The torque swirl number is introduced to physically estimate the intensity of the swirl. A companion value is given: it is the average deviation.

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2016. Vol. 40, no 13-14, 6218-6233 p.
Keyword [en]
Laminar, Decay, Swirl, Analytical, Boundary condition, OpenFOAM
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Applied Mechanics Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
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ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering; ENGINEERING, Mathematics
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9299DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2016.02.002ISI: 000377921900002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84966430130OAI: diva2:917763

Available online 12 February 2016

Available from: 2016-04-07 Created: 2016-04-07 Last updated: 2016-12-16Bibliographically approved

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