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|Title:||Flow characteristics of a symmetric Y-shaped diffusing duct with zero yaw angle|
|Keywords:||Y-shaped diffusing duct;Five-hole probe;Secondary flows|
|Abstract:||An experimental investigation of a Y-shaped diffusing duct with an aspect ratio and area ratio of 2 and turning angle of 22.5°/22.5° is reported for flow and performance characteristics. A calibrated five-hole pressure probe in null mode is used to measure the flow parameters. The performance parameters are evaluated based on mass-averaged quantities. It is observed that the static pressure recovery coefficient and the total pressure loss coefficient increase continuously up to the exit of the diffusing duct at a constant rate. It is also observed that the flow is divided into two flow regimes whereas at the merger, the two streams mixed with each other resulting a centrally core flow with almost uniform intensity and a pair of vortices. The longitudinal velocity distribution at the exit is seen to be nearly uniform.|
|ISSN:||0975-1017 (Online); 0971-4588 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJEMS Vol.20(2) [April 2013]|
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