An experimental technique which allows visual observations of the wall area in turbulent pipe flow is described in detail. It requires neither the introduction of any injection or measuring device into the flow nor the presence of a two-phase flow or of a non-Newtonian fluid. The technique involves suspending solid MgO particles of colloidal size in trichloroethylene and photographing their motions near the wall with a high speed movie camera moving with the flow. Trichloroethylene was chosen in order to eliminate the index of refraction problem in a curved wall.
Evaluation of the technique including a discussion of limitations is included. Also the technique is compared with previous methods of visual observations of turbulent flow.
Brodkey, Robert S.; Hershey, Harry C.; and Corino, Edward R., "An Experimental Facility for the Visual Study of Turbulent Flows" (1969). Symposia on Turbulence in Liquids. 60.
Symposium on Turbulence Measurements in Liquids (1969: Sep., Rolla, MO)
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
Selected Turbulence Measurements Papers
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