Accession Number:

ADA571494

Title:

Project Themis: PIV Measurement of Elbow Flow through a Flow Conditioner

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA PROPULSION DIR

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE