Comparison of the Numerical and Experimental Flowfield Downstream of a Plate Array

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D. W. Guillaume

Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90032

J. C. LaRue

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697

J. Fluids Eng 124(1), 284-286 (Oct 15, 2001) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1436094 History: Received January 09, 2001; Revised October 15, 2001
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Grahic Jump Location
Schematic of the test setup illustrating the definitions of the symbols and the coordinate system employed
Grahic Jump Location
Streamlines from the numerical model that show the recirculation zones downstream of the channels formed between plates 2 and 3, plates 3 and 4, and plates 4 and 5. Figure 2(a) is at t=0.2235 seconds and Fig. 2(b) at t=0.2275 seconds, i.e., 0.004 s later
Grahic Jump Location
Plots of the downstream variation in the axial velocity for 0.2235<t<0.2275 and 0<x/t<20 on the midplane of adjacent channels. The velocity variation observed between plates 3 and 4 is represented by – and the velocity variation observed between plates 4 and 5 is represented by [[dashed_line]]



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