Shock wave induced vortex loops emanating from nozzles with singular corners

Zare-Behtash, H. , Kontis, K., Gongora-Orozco, N. and Takayama, K. (2010) Shock wave induced vortex loops emanating from nozzles with singular corners. Experiments in Fluids, 49(5), pp. 1005-1019. (doi:10.1007/s00348-010-0839-7)

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The focus of the current study is to examine experimentally the diffracted shock wave pattern and the consequent vortex loop formation, propagation, and decay from nozzles having singular corners. Non-intrusive qualitative and quantitative techniques: schlieren, shadowgraphy, and particle image velocimetry (PIV) are employed to analyze the induced flow-fields. Eye-shaped nozzles were used with the corner joints representing singularities. The length of the minor axes are a = 6 and 15 mm, with the major axis b = 30 mm for both cases. The experiments are performed for flow Reynolds numbers in the range 0.8 × 105 and 4.6 × 105. Air is used in both driver and driven sections of the shock tube.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zare-Behtash, Dr Hossein
Authors: Zare-Behtash, H., Kontis, K., Gongora-Orozco, N., and Takayama, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Journal Name:Experiments in Fluids
Publisher:Springer Verlag
ISSN (Online):1432-1114
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Springer Verlag
First Published:First published in Experiments in Fluids 49(5):1005-1019
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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