Experimental study of the internal flow structures inside a fluidic oscillator

Experimental study of the internal flow structures inside a fluidic oscillator The internal flow characteristics of a fluidic oscillator were investigated experimentally. Particle image velocimetry and time-resolved pressure measurements were employed in water to visualize and quantify the internal flow patterns. The method of proper orthogonal decomposition was applied to random flow field snap shots for phase reconstruction of one oscillation cycle. The resulting phase-averaged information provides detailed insight into the oscillation mechanism as well as into the interaction between the main chamber of the oscillator and its feedback channels. A growing recirculation bubble between the main jet and the attachment wall is identified as an underlying mechanism that causes the main jet to oscillate. The flow field measurements are complemented by time-resolved pressure measurements at various internal locations which yield additional comprehension of the switching behavior and accompanying timescales. Geometrical features, in particular at the inlet and outlet of the mixing chamber, are found to have a crucial impact on important flow characteristics such as oscillation frequency and jet deflection. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Experiments in Fluids Springer Journals

Experimental study of the internal flow structures inside a fluidic oscillator

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright © 2013 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Engineering; Engineering Fluid Dynamics; Fluid- and Aerodynamics; Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
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