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Study of the Turbulent Flow Structure around a Standard Rushton Impeller


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The velocity field around the standard Rushton turbine was investigated by the Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA) and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) measurements. The mean ensembleaveraged velocity profiles and root mean square values of fluctuations were evaluated at two different regions. The first one was in the discharge stream in the radial direction from the impeller where the radial flow is dominant and it is commonly modelled as a swirling turbulent jet. The validity range of the turbulent jet model was studied. The second evaluated region is under the impeller where flow seems to be at first sight rather rigorous but obtained results show nonnegligible values of fluctuation velocity.









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  • Institute of Hydrodynamics AS CR, v. v. i., Pod Patankou 30/5, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Institute of Hydrodynamics AS CR, v. v. i., Pod Patankou 30/5, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Process Engineering, Technicka 4, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Technical University of Liberec, Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technology and Innovation, Studentska 1402/2, Liberec, Czech Republic
  • Institute of Hydrodynamics AS CR, v. v. i., Pod Patankou 30/5, Prague, Czech Republic


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