Murugan, T. and De, S. and Dora, C.L. and Das, D. (2012) Numerical simulation and PIV study of compressible vortex ring evolution. Shock Waves, 22 (1). pp. 69-83.

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Formation and evolution of a compressible vortex ring generated at the open end of a short driver section shock tube has been simulated numerically for pressure ratios (PR) of 3 and 7 in the present study. Numerical study of compressible vortex rings is essential to understand the complicated flowstructure and acoustic characteristics ofmany high Mach number impulsive jets where simultaneously velocity, density and pressure fields are needed. The flow development, incident shock formation, shock diffraction, vortex ring formation and its evolution are simulated using the AUSM+ scheme. The main focus of the present study is to evaluate the time resolved vorticity field of the vortex ring and the shock/expansion waves in the starting jet for short driver section shock tubes—a scenario where little data are available in existing literature. An embedded shock and a vortex induced shock are observed for PR = 7. However the vortex ring remains shock free, compact and unaffected by the trailing jet for PR=3. Numerical shadowgraph shows the evolution of embedded shock and shock/expansion waves along with their interactions.The velocity and vorticity fields obtained from simulation are validated with the particle image velocimetry results and these data match closely. The translational velocity of the vortex ring, velocity across the vortex and the centre line velocity of the jet obtained from simulation also agree well with the experimental results.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Computational fluid dynamics
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 04:47
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 04:47

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