Laboratory Study of Secondary Flow in an Open Channel Bend by Using PIV
AbstractThe present paper aims to gain deeper insight into the evolution of secondary flows in open channel bend. A U-shaped open channel with long straight inflow/outflow reaches was used for experiments. Efforts were made to precisely specify flow conditions and to achieve high precision measurement of quasi-three-dimensional velocities with a multi-pass, two-dimensional PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) method. The experimental results show that the flow begins to redistribute before entering the bend and it takes a long distance to re-establish to uniform conditions after exiting the bend. Complex secondary flow patterns were found to be present in the bend, as well as in the straight inflow and outflow reaches. A “self-breaking” (process was identified, which correlates stream-wise velocity with the intensity of flow circulation. View Full-Text
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Bai, R.; Zhu, D.; Chen, H.; Li, D. Laboratory Study of Secondary Flow in an Open Channel Bend by Using PIV. Water 2019, 11, 659.
Bai R, Zhu D, Chen H, Li D. Laboratory Study of Secondary Flow in an Open Channel Bend by Using PIV. Water. 2019; 11(4):659.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bai, Ruonan; Zhu, Dejun; Chen, Huai; Li, Danxun. 2019. "Laboratory Study of Secondary Flow in an Open Channel Bend by Using PIV." Water 11, no. 4: 659.
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