Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2015, Page: 5-10
PIV Study of the Turbulent Flow in a Stirred Vessel Equipped by an Eight Concave Blades Turbine
Bilel Ben Amira, Laboratory of Electromechanical Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), Sfax, Tunisia
Zied Driss, Laboratory of Electromechanical Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), Sfax, Tunisia
Mohamed Salah Abid, Laboratory of Electromechanical Systems (LASEM), National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), University of Sfax (US), Sfax, Tunisia
Received: Aug. 17, 2015;       Accepted: Aug. 28, 2015;       Published: Sep. 2, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.fm.20150102.11      View  3864      Downloads  122
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to experimental investigating of the hydrodynamics structure in a cylindrical stirred vessel generated by an eight concave blades turbine. Particle image velocimetry (PIV) system was used to evaluate the effect of the blade turbine in the flow fields. The flow is illuminated by a Nd: YAG 532 nm green pulsed laser source generated in 2x30 mJ. The acquisition of the tow-dimensional images data was taken with a CCD camera with 1600 x 1200 pixels² of resolutions. In addition, a mini-synchronizer was used to control the different PIV components. For the results, we are interested to present the distribution of the velocity fields, the vorticity, the turbulent kinetic energy, the dissipation rate of the turbulent kinetic energy and the turbulent viscosity. Three azimuthally planes were carried out which present the turbine blade plane (θ=30°), the upstream turbine blade plane (θ=10°) and the downstream turbine blade plane (θ=45°).
Keywords
PIV, Flow, Stirred Vessel, Concave Blades, Turbine
To cite this article
Bilel Ben Amira, Zied Driss, Mohamed Salah Abid, PIV Study of the Turbulent Flow in a Stirred Vessel Equipped by an Eight Concave Blades Turbine, Fluid Mechanics. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2015, pp. 5-10. doi: 10.11648/j.fm.20150102.11
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