Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.19188.8.131.523
Title & Authors
A study on the change of turbulence structure in a diffuser Lee, Jang-Hwan; Han,Yong-Un;
The change of the structure of homogeneous turbulence subject to irrotational strains has been studied in an anti-Morel type diffuser (center matched cubic contour) using the hot wire anemometry. It was observed that the profiles of mean velocities and turbulence velocities along the center line were stable at the entrance region but rapidly changed near the matching point. The wall induced turbulence at the entrance region grows fast and was diffused toward the center at downstream. It was also observed that the axial turbulence grows faster than the radial one in the middle region of the diffusing flow and that the diffusing process has the vortex compression mechanism due to the conservation of angular momentum. These phenomena are frequently observed at the initial flow region of the free jet.