The Forced and Free Vortex unit, "FME14", designed by EDIBON, allows the study of the fluid rotation in relation to an axis and the study of circular flow at changing velocities.
The unit has a cylindrical and transparent deposit with two inlet pipes diametrically opposed, slightly inclined to produce a whirl. This deposit has an outlet in the center of its base, where three mouthpieces with orifices of different diameters can be coupled. These mouthpieces generate the free vortex and a rotor blade creates the forced vortex acting like a flux strangler shaker.
The profile of the formed vortex is determined by a vortex height meter, placed in the cylinder’s upper part, which measures the diameter of the vortex at different depths.
The total pressure can be measured by placing a Pitot’s tube in the bridge of measurement.
It also has adjustable legs to level the unit.
- Study of forced vortex without discharge orifice.
- Study of forced vortex with discharge orifice.
- Study of free vortex.
- Analysis of the influence of the jet inlet direction.
- Analysis of the influence of the vortex on the discharge velocity.