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An experimental investigation and statistical analysis of turbulent swirl flow in a straight pipe

This paper presents results of our own velocity field measurements in a straight pipe swirl flow. These studies were conducted using an originally designed hot wire probe. Due to the specially tailored shape of the probe, it was possible to get four measurement points in the viscous sublayer. The time-averaged velocity field and the statistical moments of the second and third order are calculated based on the measured velocity components. Mathematical and physical interpretations of statistical characteristics and structures of turbulent swirl flow in the time domain are presented. On the basis of these results, deeper insight into turbulent transport processes can be obtained, as well as useful conclusions necessary for turbulent swirl flows modeling. [Projekat Ministarstva nauke Republike Srbije, br. TR 35046]
PAPER REVISED: 2016-06-27
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2016-07-20
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