The classical grid turbulence is revisited in an effort to better understand the role of the finite-thickness flow passage of the turbulence generator. The virtually zero-thickness orificed perforated plate (OPP) is contrasted with its reversed counterpart, the converging-nozzled perforated plate (CNPP). The respective turbulent flows are detailed via a triple-wire of a constant-temperature hot wire anemometer. The two flows are compared in terms of the spatial evolution of the essential turbulence characteristics, including the various turbulence intensities and length scales. As expected, a higher level of turbulence resulted from the sharp edges of the OPP. Surprisingly, the finite-thickness converging passages of the CNPP caused the other turbulence parameters to behave rather perplexingly.
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Perforated-Plate Turbulence: Orifice Versus Converging Nozzle
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Yang, Y, Ting, DS, & Ray, S. "Perforated-Plate Turbulence: Orifice Versus Converging Nozzle." Proceedings of the ASME 2018 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Volume 1: Flow Manipulation and Active Control; Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics; Boundary Layer and High-Speed Flows; Fluids Engineering Education; Transport Phenomena in Energy Conversion and Mixing; Turbulent Flows; Vortex Dynamics; DNS/LES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods; Fluid Structure Interaction; Fluid Dynamics of Wind Energy; Bubble, Droplet, and Aerosol Dynamics. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. July 15–20, 2018. V001T06A001. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2018-83038
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