Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-B.19126.96.36.199
Title & Authors
Study on centerline turbulent structures of circular contraction and expansion ducts Han,Yong-Un; Lee, Jang-Hwan;
In order to look into the comparative flow characteristics between a circular contraction duct and a circular expansion duct the both centerline turbulent structures have been investigated by the hot wire anemometry. Both of the contraction and the expansion have Morel type contours. Means, turbulences, and triple moments have been measured for the turbulent kinetic energy budgets along their centerlines. It is resulted that mean velocities of both have much deviated from theoretical values calculated by one-dimensional continuity considerations, and that for the same upstream condition, the expansion maintains the isotropy in general while the contraction maintains a severe anisotropy through the whole duct. The mean transport of the TKE along the expansion is willing to balance mostly with the dissipation in the TKE budgets while that along the contraction is balanced with the production in the turbulent kinetic energy equation.