Flow Rate along the Length of the Swirling Vortex Axis at an Intake

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TAŞTAN K. , Yildirim N.

TEKNIK DERGI, vol.32, no.4, pp.11013-11027, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.18400/tekderg.593595
  • Title of Journal : TEKNIK DERGI
  • Page Numbers: pp.11013-11027
  • Keywords: Intake, submergence, swirling flow, vortex, VORTICES, MODEL


In this study, the characteristics of the flow in the region of swirling vortex are examined. The potential flow model based on the summing infinite number of spherical sinks along the vortex core is introduced to predict the flow field and the flow rate along the vortex axis. The flow towards the swirling vortex core has considerable effects on the radial velocity distribution within the ambient fluid flow region near the intake. The agreement between available test data relating to the radial velocity and the method introduced in this study is found to be satisfactory.