An experimental and numerical analysis of flow in a ShockWave power generator

N. Doherty, T.J. Scanlon, M.T. Stickland, P. Waddell

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Abstract

This paper describes the use of a rotating all mirror image de-rotator system in collaboration with Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to visualise and examine qualitatively the flow patterns within a clear acrylic model of a ShockWave Power GeneratorTM (SPG-TM). The authors have been able to obtain the relative velocities of the flow within the SPG-TM unit at rotational speeds of 1,000 rpm. Vector maps of the relative flow field in the pertinent areas are presented for this rotational speed. The data is compared with the results of a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model and appears to show a reasonable correlation.
LanguageEnglish
PagesF0055
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2002
Event10th International Symposium on Flow Visualisation - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 26 Aug 200229 Aug 2002

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Conference10th International Symposium on Flow Visualisation
CityKyoto, Japan
Period26/08/0229/08/02

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Numerical analysis
Velocity measurement
Flow patterns
Acrylics
Dynamic models
Flow fields
Computational fluid dynamics
Mirrors

Keywords

  • PIV
  • CFD
  • image de-rotation
  • cavitation

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Doherty, N., Scanlon, T. J., Stickland, M. T., & Waddell, P. (2002). An experimental and numerical analysis of flow in a ShockWave power generator. F0055. Paper presented at 10th International Symposium on Flow Visualisation, Kyoto, Japan, .
Doherty, N. ; Scanlon, T.J. ; Stickland, M.T. ; Waddell, P. / An experimental and numerical analysis of flow in a ShockWave power generator. Paper presented at 10th International Symposium on Flow Visualisation, Kyoto, Japan, .
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Doherty, N, Scanlon, TJ, Stickland, MT & Waddell, P 2002, 'An experimental and numerical analysis of flow in a ShockWave power generator' Paper presented at 10th International Symposium on Flow Visualisation, Kyoto, Japan, 26/08/02 - 29/08/02, pp. F0055.

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2002. F0055 Paper presented at 10th International Symposium on Flow Visualisation, Kyoto, Japan, .

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