Hydrodynamic Performance of a Vortex Generator
Brandner, PA and Walker, GJ (2003) Hydrodynamic Performance of a Vortex Generator. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 27 (5). pp. 573-582. ISSN 0894-1777
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1 016/S0894-1777(02)00271-6
The performance of a vortex generator intended for a marine application is investigated experimentally in a cavitation tunnel.
Several tests were made as a preliminary study to gain basic knowledge of an initial design concept. Investigations included flow
visualisation of local flow and wake trajectory, cavitation inception and occurrence, measurement of boundary layer profiles both
upstream and downstream of the vortex generator, and measurement of forces and moments acting on the vortex generator.
Boundary layers and forces and moments were measured both in cavitating and non-cavitating conditions. It was found that the
influence of cavitation was not significant at moderate cavitation numbers and did not adversely affect the mixing effect or the lift to
drag ratio (or efficiency) of the vortex generator.
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|Keywords:||Hydrodynamics; Vortex generator; Cavitation|
|Deposited By:||p doyle|
|Deposited On:||29 May 2008 15:34|
|Last Modified:||04 Aug 2008 14:56|
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