Regimes of Vorticity in the Wake of a Rectangular Vortex Generator

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This paper concerns the study of the secondary structures generated in the wake of a wall mounted rectangular vane, commonly referred to as a vortex generator. The study has been conducted by Stereoscopic PIV measurements in a wind tunnel and supplementary flow visualizations in a water channel. The results show that the vane produces not only the anticipated primary vortex, but at least five vortex structures. Further, the vorticity map can be subject to various regimes, showing a dependency on the circulation of the primary vortex and the height of its center above the wall.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of PIV'11
Number of pages3
Publication date2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event9th International Symposium On Particle Image Velocimetry - Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
Duration: 21 Jul 201123 Jul 2011
Conference number: 9


Conference9th International Symposium On Particle Image Velocimetry
LocationKobe University
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