Accession Number:

AD0642182

Title:

MEASUREMENTS OF ENTRAINMENT BY A FREE ROTATING DISC,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

IMPERIAL COLL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Measurements are presented of the amount of air which flows axially towards the surface of a disc rotating at various speeds when the nature of flow is turbulent. The area to one side of the disc is surrounded by a chamber, leaving a small gap between the chamber and the disc. Air is injected into this via a porous baffle until the pressure in the chamber is uniform and atmospheric, a condition which is taken to signify that the entrainment appetite of the disc is satisfied. Existing theories predict the results obtained well at high disc Reynolds numbers, but give greater entrainment rates than experiment at low disc Reynolds numbers. More precise measurements are needed to substantiate these conclusions in particular the use of a hot-wire anemometer seems essential. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE