Project Themis: PIV Measurement of Elbow Flow through a Flow Conditioner
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA PROPULSION DIR
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This presentation provides data for validation of a CFD study done on a VORTAB flow conditioner. Objectives include achievement of a full-developed turbulent velocity profile for pipe flow. Secondary flow will cause a flow meter to register unexpected results. VORTAB reduces straight run distance with a minimal pressure loss and minimal validation of the component. CFD simulations, using LH2, showed that the pipe with a VORTAB generated more vorticity at the exit than the pipe without a VORTAB.
- Fluid Mechanics