- Davidson, J. H. and Shaughnessy, E. J., TURBULENCE GENERATION BY ELECTRIC BODY FORCES.,
Experiments in Fluids, vol. 4 no. 1
pp. 17 - 26 [BF00316781] .
(last updated on 2007/04/06)
The effect of an electric body force on vorticity production and turbulence generation in a gas is investigated by examination of the governing electrohydrodynamic equations. The theoretical concepts are illustrated by hot-film anemometer measurements of the electrically induced turbulence in a large scale electrostatic precipitator. The results indicate dramatic increases in turbulence and diffusivity due to the corona discharge and suggest that turbulence control in this application requires a modification in electrode geometry.
GASES - Electric Field Effects;ANEMOMETERS;