Generation, evolution and breakdown of helical vortex wakes

A. Nemes, M. Sherry, D. Lo Jacono, H. M. Blackburn, J. Sheridan

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A study of the wake behind a Glauert model rotor in a water channel is reported. Phase-locked planar PIV is used to extract signatures of the coherent structures in the wake. The results show for first time both the tip and root vortices behind a wind turbine model operating at the run-away condition. Features of the wake are reported and evolution of the vortical filaments are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2012
Subtitle of host publicationLaunceston, Australia, 3-7 December 2012
EditorsP.A. Brandner , B.W. Pearce
Place of PublicationParkville Vic Australia
PublisherAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Society
Pages1 - 4
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780646583730
ISBN (Print)9780646583730
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2012 - University of Tasmania (Newnham Campus), Launceston, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20127 Dec 2012
Conference number: 18th


ConferenceAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2012
Abbreviated titleAFMC 2012
OtherThe 18th AFMC is to be the 1st of a series which will be held every 2 years by The Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
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