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Title: Flow visualization methods for field test verification of CFD analysis of an open gloveport

Anemometer readings alone cannot provide a complete picture of air flow patterns at an open gloveport. Having a means to visualize air flow for field tests in general provides greater insight by indicating direction in addition to the magnitude of the air flow velocities in the region of interest. Furthermore, flow visualization is essential for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) verification, where important modeling assumptions play a significant role in analyzing the chaotic nature of low-velocity air flow. A good example is shown Figure 1, where an unexpected vortex pattern occurred during a field test that could not have been measured relying only on anemometer readings. Here by, observing and measuring the patterns of the smoke flowing into the gloveport allowed the CFD model to be appropriately updated to match the actual flow velocities in both magnitude and direction.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Enclosure
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2017; Journal ID: ISSN 1075-2285
Publisher:
American Glovebox Society
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Health, Safety, and Security, Office of Nuclear Safety
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING
OSTI Identifier:
1402050

Strons, Philip, and Bailey, James L. Flow visualization methods for field test verification of CFD analysis of an open gloveport. United States: N. p., Web.
Strons, Philip, & Bailey, James L. Flow visualization methods for field test verification of CFD analysis of an open gloveport. United States.
Strons, Philip, and Bailey, James L. 2017. "Flow visualization methods for field test verification of CFD analysis of an open gloveport". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1402050.
@article{osti_1402050,
title = {Flow visualization methods for field test verification of CFD analysis of an open gloveport},
author = {Strons, Philip and Bailey, James L.},
abstractNote = {Anemometer readings alone cannot provide a complete picture of air flow patterns at an open gloveport. Having a means to visualize air flow for field tests in general provides greater insight by indicating direction in addition to the magnitude of the air flow velocities in the region of interest. Furthermore, flow visualization is essential for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) verification, where important modeling assumptions play a significant role in analyzing the chaotic nature of low-velocity air flow. A good example is shown Figure 1, where an unexpected vortex pattern occurred during a field test that could not have been measured relying only on anemometer readings. Here by, observing and measuring the patterns of the smoke flowing into the gloveport allowed the CFD model to be appropriately updated to match the actual flow velocities in both magnitude and direction.},
doi = {},
journal = {Enclosure},
number = ,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}
}