Turbulence generation by electric body forces


Journal Article

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. © 1986 Springer-Verlag.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, JH; Shaughnessy, EJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 17 - 26

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-1114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0723-4864

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00316781

Citation Source

  • Scopus