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Hydrodynamic Performance of a Vortex Generator


Brandner, PA and Walker, GJ, Hydrodynamic Performance of a Vortex Generator, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 27, (5) pp. 573-581. ISSN 0894-1777 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0894-1777(02)00271-6


The performance of a vortex generator intended for a marine application is investigated experimentally in a cavitation tunnel. Several tests were made as a preliminary study to gain basic knowledge of an initial design concept. Investigations included flow visualisation of local flow and wake trajectory, cavitation inception and occurrence, measurement of boundary layer profiles both upstream and downstream of the vortex generator, and measurement of forces and moments acting on the vortex generator. Boundary layers and forces and moments were measured both in cavitating and non-cavitating conditions. It was found that the influence of cavitation was not significant at moderate cavitation numbers and did not adversely affect the mixing effect or the lift to drag ratio (or efficiency) of the vortex generator. © 2003 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Maritime engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water safety
UTAS Author:Brandner, PA (Professor Paul Brandner)
UTAS Author:Walker, GJ (Professor Greg Walker)
ID Code:27709
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2008-07-01

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