Description of Water Flow Vizualisation Unit:
The self-contained, bench mounting unit consists of a highwalled flow channel incorporating a detachable glass front panel, light source, inlet tank with removable flow straightener, level control sluice gate, outlet tank, electrically driven circulating pump, interconnecting pipework, flow control and drain valves, and is complete with a set of models, polystyrene beads and accessories. The set of white acrylic models with black background comprise a cylinder, aerofoil, smooth contraction - enlargement, sudden contraction - enlargement, cross flow heat exchanger tube bank, and a bend and elbow model. Models are clearly illuminated when positioned in turn in the flow channel. Some models may be used to simulate either closed conduit or open channel flow by varying the quantity of water in the unit. The aerofoil model allows the angle of incidence to be set as required and other models of the clients own supply can be easily fitted.
Experimental Capability of Water Flow Vizualisation Unit:
The flow patterns around the following are demonstrated:
Features of Water Flow Vizualisation Unit: