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Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering

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Vortex Rings - Experiments and Numerical Simulations

Iulia - Rodica Damian / Nicoleta Octavia Tănase / Ștefan - Mugur Simionescu / Mona Mihăilescu
Published Online: 2015-03-03 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mmce-2014-0017


The present paper was concerned with the experimental study of the time evolution of a single laminar vortex ring generated at the interface between water and isopropyl alcohol. The experiment was performed by the submerged injection of isopropyl alcohol in a water tank of 100×100×150 mm. A constant rate of Q0 = 2 ml/min was maintained using a PHD Ultra 4400 Syringe Pump with a needle having the inner diameter D0 = 0.4 mm. The dynamics of the vortex formation was recorded with a Photron Fastcam SA1 camera at 1000 fps equipped with an Edmund Optics objective VZM1000i. The numerical simulations were performed on a 2D geometry using the ANSYS-FLUENT code with the Volume of Fluid multiphase model and the viscous-laminar solver. The numerical flow patterns were found to be in good agreement with the experimental visualizations

Keywords : flow visualization; isopropyl alcohol; buoyancy; CFD


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Published Online: 2015-03-03

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering, Volume 10, Issue 4, Pages 1–8, ISSN (Online) 2066-6934, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mmce-2014-0017.

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