Particle image velocimetry measurements over an aerodynamically open two-dimensional cavity

P. Manovski, M. Giacobello, J. Soria

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An experimental study has been undertaken to characterise the low Reynolds number flow over an aerodynamically open twodimensional cavity of rectangular cross-section. A series of water tunnel experiments have been performed in which the flow field was initially examined using dye flow visualisation, then particle image velocimetry (PIV) was used to obtain quantitative velocity measurements. For a laminar upstream boundary layer, the cavity flow structure has been characterised for a cavity length-to-depth ratio of 5 and Reynolds numbers, based on cavity depth, of 990, 1930, 3780 and 5710. Three different flow regimes were identified over the Reynolds number range tested. The mean PIV flow fields are presented and are found to compare well with the flow visualisation study and existing PIV literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 16AFMC
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2007 - Crown Plaza, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20077 Dec 2007
Conference number: 16th

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NameProceedings of the 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 16AFMC


ConferenceAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference 2007
Abbreviated title16AFMC
CityGold Coast

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