Effects of free-stream turbulence on diffuser performance
- Hoffmann, J. A.
- Jun 1, 1980.
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- An experimental evaluation of the effects of free stream turbulence on the performance of a subsonic two dimensional diffuser was made. The diffuser's static pressure recovery coefficient was increased 11.4 and 21.1 percent at total. Divergence angles of 12 and 20 degrees respectively were obtained when the value of the inlet integral free stream scale of turbulence in the flow direction was at least 7.5 times larger than the inlet boundary layer displacement thickness, and when the inlet total free stream turbulence intensity was at least 3.5 percent. It is hypothesized that a larger scale of turbulence transmits the free stream energy to the wall more effectively and when coupled with large turbulence intensities, acts to decrease the distortion and delay separation within the diffuser.
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