The results of an analytical and experimental study of plane wall Venturi-like reverse flow diverters (RFD) are presented. In general, the flow characteristics of the RFD are reasonably well predicted by the mathematical model of the RFD, although a divergence between theory and data is observed for the output characteristics in the reverse flow mode as the output impedance is reduced. Overall, the performance of these devices indicates their usefulness in fluid control and fluid power systems, such as displacement pumping systems.
NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N
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- Reversed Flow;
- Venturi Tubes;
- Fluid Power;
- Mathematical Models;
- Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer