Flow field characteristics of forced lobed mixers with different convoluted training edge configurations

S. C.M. Yu, J. H. Yeo, J. K.L. Teh

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An experimental investigation has been conducted in a lobed forced mixer with three different trailing edge configurations, using laser-Doppler anemometry, at a Reynolds number of 2.27 × 104. The three trailing edge configurations under investigation have the shape of a square wave, a semi-circular wave and a triangular wave. The results for a velocity ratio of 1:1 indicate that the strength of the secondary flow shed by a lobe may not be the only parameter which determines the effectiveness of mixing, as previously suggested. The boundary layer thickness which grows along the side-walls of the lobe penetration and the subsequent shedding of the boundary layer to the wake region are of equal importance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0791810232
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 28 Nov 19933 Dec 1993

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NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED


ConferenceProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

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  • Engineering(all)

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