Vortex Formation in a T-Junction
Flow visualization was used to study the jet in a erossflow problem in the bifurcating pipe flow of a T-junction. The visualizations revealed a great variety of vortex phenomena and — structures generated by the complex interaction between jet and crossflow. This paper reports on some of these and offers a qualitative insight into the very complicated three-dimensional nature of flow fields in a T-junction.
Bifurcating pipe flow, jet in a crossflow. flow visualization, coherent vortex structures, recirculation bubbles
KeywordsRing Vortex Flow Visualization Vortex Formation Horseshoe Vortex Recirculation Bubble
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