A Numerical Study of Vortex Breakdown in Turbulent Swirling Flows

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Robert E. Spall, Blake M. Ashby

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-4130

J. Fluids Eng 122(1), 179-183 (Nov 02, 1999) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483247 History: Received November 23, 1998; Revised November 02, 1999
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Comparison between experimental data of Sarpkaya and Novak 6 and Sarpkaya 16 and model predictions of centerline mean axial velocity
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Comparison of mean azimuthal velocity between model predictions and experimental data 616. (a) x=5.0; (b) x=8.3
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Comparison of mean axial velocity between model predictions and experimental data 616. (a) x=5.0; (b) x=8.3
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Contours of mean axial velocity for fully three-dimensional, unsteady calculations
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Computational grid in the diverging section of the tube (every fourth grid point plotted in each direction)



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