Diagnostics of swirl flow spatial structure in a vortex furnace model


The method of laser Doppler anemometry was applied for study of the spatial structure of a swirl turbulent flow occurred in isothermal lab-scale model of a vortex furnace (“CBTI design”). The criterion of “minimum of total pressure” was applied for visualization of a vortex core; the latter possesses a W-shaped geometry. Velocity and pressure pulsation spectra were measured for a wide range of operational parameters; these spectra testify about zero precession of a vortex core.

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Research was financially supported by the Russian Science Foundation (Project No. 14-29-00093).

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Anikin, Y.A., Anufriev, I.S., Shadrin, E.Y. et al. Diagnostics of swirl flow spatial structure in a vortex furnace model. Thermophys. Aeromech. 21, 775–778 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1134/S0869864314060158

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  • vortex furnace
  • laser Doppler anemometry
  • vortex core structure