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Reducing Water Tunnel Turbulence by Means of a Honeycomb

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J. L. Lumley

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

J. F. McMahon

Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

J. Basic Eng 89(4), 764-770 (Dec 01, 1967) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3609700 History: Received February 02, 1967; Online November 03, 2011

Abstract

The effect of a honeycomb on a turbulent stream and the turbluence produced by the honeycomb itself are analyzed. The first analysis is similar to the classical one for screens except that: (a) It is assumed that the cell flow is fully developed so that transverse fluctuations are completely annihilated; and (b) both the inertial effect of the mass of fluid in the cell and the effect of frictional resistance are included. The second analysis includes: (a) The turbulence created in the cell flow if the cell flow is turbulent; and (b) the turbulence resulting from the breakup of the wake behind each cell.

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