PIV Study of the Interrogation Area Size Effect on the Hydrodynamic Results of a Stirred Vessel Equipped by an Eight Flat Blades Turbine
International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 3, August 2015, Pages: 42-48
Received: Jun. 5, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 19, 2015; Published: Jun. 23, 2015
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Bilel Ben Amira, National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Zied Driss, National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
Mohamed Salah Abid, National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), Laboratory of Electro-Mechanic Systems (LASEM), University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia
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Abstract
The aim of this paper is to investigate the interrogation area size effect on the hydrodynamic results of a stirred vessel equipped with an eight flat blades turbine. Particle image velocimitry (PIV) technique was used in order to compute the velocity field in the vessel. This PIV system is equipped with a Nd:YAG 532 nm laser, a CCD camera and a mini synchronizer. In this study, it has been observed that the interrogation area size has a direct effect on the results efficiency. According to the achieved results, for a grid size between 12x12 pixel² and 128x128 pixel², it has been observed that the parameters selection has a great influence on the experimental results. Particularly, it has been noted that the maximum areas size increases by increasing the interrogation area size.
Keywords
PIV, Stirred Vessel, Flat Blade Turbine, Interrogation Area Size
To cite this article
Bilel Ben Amira, Zied Driss, Mohamed Salah Abid, PIV Study of the Interrogation Area Size Effect on the Hydrodynamic Results of a Stirred Vessel Equipped by an Eight Flat Blades Turbine, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2015, pp. 42-48. doi: 10.11648/j.ijfmts.20150103.11
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