Portland State University. Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Raúl Bayoán Cal
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Wakes (Aerodynamics), Particles, Turbulence, Fluid mechanics
1 online resource (ix, 44 pages)
This study presents the findings of a wind tunnel experiment investigating the behaviour of micrometric inertial particles in the turbulent wake of a stationary porous disk. Various concentrations [Φv ∈ (2.95 x 10-6 - 1.22 x 10-5)] of polydisperse water droplets (diameter 13-41 µm) are compared to sub-inertial tracer particles. Hot-wire anemometry, phase Doppler interferometry and particle image velocimetry were implemented in the near and far wake regions to study the complex dynamics of the particles. Turbulence statistics and particle size distributions are presented and used to explore the particle wake interaction.
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Travis, Kristin Nichole, "Characterization of Inertial Particles in the Turbulent Wake of a Porous Disk" (2020). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5641.