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Computational and experimental study of a captive annular eddy

  • Enzo O. Macagno (a1) and Tin-Kan Hung (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 March 2006

Results of calculations and experiments on the flow of a viscous liquid through an axisymmetric conduit expansion are reported. The streamlines and vorticity contours are presented as functions of the Reynolds number of the flow. The dynamic interaction between the main flow and the captive eddy between it and the walls is analysed, and it is concluded that, for laminar flow, the main role of the eddy is that of shaping the flow with a rather small energy exchange.

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