Visualization of flow structure in a vortex furnace


The spatial structure of a swirling flow in a model vortex furnace with distributed input of fuel-air-mixture jets has been studied. The results of experimental and numerical investigations of a three-dimensional (3D) field of time-averaged velocities in an isothermal laboratory model of a vortex furnace have been used to image the structure of flow. Vortex structures have been identified using λ2 and Q criteria, as well as the concept of “minimum total pressure.” The vortex core of the flow has a V-shaped 3D structure.

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Original Russian Text © I.S. Anufriev, D.V. Krasinsky, E.Yu. Shadrin, O.V. Sharypov, 2014, published in Pis’ma v Zhurnal Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki, 2014, Vol. 40, No. 19, pp. 104–110.

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Anufriev, I.S., Krasinsky, D.V., Shadrin, E.Y. et al. Visualization of flow structure in a vortex furnace. Tech. Phys. Lett. 40, 879–882 (2014).

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