Preliminary Investigation of Impulsively Blocked Pipe Flow

Toophanpour-Rami, M., Hassan, E. R., Kelso, R. M. and Denier, J. P. (2007). Preliminary Investigation of Impulsively Blocked Pipe Flow. In: Peter Jacobs, Tim McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose Clements, Richard Morgan and Charles Lemckert, 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, (967-970). 3-7 December, 2007.

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Author Toophanpour-Rami, M.
Hassan, E. R.
Kelso, R. M.
Denier, J. P.
Title of paper Preliminary Investigation of Impulsively Blocked Pipe Flow
Conference name 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Conference location Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Conference dates 3-7 December, 2007
Proceedings title 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher School of Engineering, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-1-864998-94-8
Editor Peter Jacobs
Tim McIntyre
Matthew Cleary
David Buttsworth
David Mee
Rose Clements
Richard Morgan
Charles Lemckert
Start page 967
End page 970
Total pages 4
Collection year 2007
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A two-tank flow facility has been designed and tested for the study of sudden blockage in pipe flow. Preliminary experiments have been conducted to test the performance of the system. Acoustic Doppler Velocimetry was used to calibrate the flow facility and investigate the mean and fluctuating velocity components of the flow system in the absence of a blockage. Hydrogen bubble visualisation was used to visualise the velocity profile at a distance of 2 pipe diameters upstream of the pipe exit. In the absence of a blockage, a parabolic velocity profile was observed indicating fully-developed laminar pipe flow. When the flow in the pipe was suddenly blocked, the flow near the inside walls of the pipe was observed to reverse direction. Dye visualisation showed a stopping vortex near the pipe blockage. Vardi and Hwang [4], amongst others, have identified similar flow features in their studies of sudden pipe closure. The broader context of this work is to compare experimental results to the already published numerical simulations of project collaborators
Subjects 290000 Engineering and Technology
Keyword pipe flow
Acoustic Doppler Velocimetry
Hydrogen bubble visualisation
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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