Turbulent flow downstream of a perforated plate: Sharp-edged orifice versus finite-thickness holes
Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
In this study, perforated plates with sharp-edged orificed openings and finite-thickness straight openings were applied to produce nearly isotropic turbulence in a wind tunnel. At the same nominal velocity, the orificed perforated plate was able to produce a higher level of turbulence due to the well-defined flow separation from its sharp edge openings. The integral length, L was found to be related to the square root of the turbulence decay coefficient in the power law decay of turbulence kinetic energy, A. The larger A associated with the orificed perforated plate gave rise to a larger L. The corresponding streamwise autocorrelation functions for the two perforated plates behaved differently, confirming the quantitative disparity in L and further indicates some qualitative difference in the large-scale structures generated. Copyright © 2007 by ASME.
Liu, Rui and Ting, David S.K.. (2007). Turbulent flow downstream of a perforated plate: Sharp-edged orifice versus finite-thickness holes. Journal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, 129 (9), 1164-1171.