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Free & Forced Vortex Apparatus (SMT-FM-13)
In fluid dynamics, a vortex is a circular flow of a fluid caused by sufficiently large velocity
gradients. In practice, this can be observed when water flows out of a basin into a pipe or
when two fluids with different speeds meet each other.
The experimental unit has a transparent tank with nozzles, various inserts on the water
drain, an impeller and a point gauge for detecting the vortex profiles.
To form the free vortex, water is introduced radially into the tank and flows through a ring
to slow down. The vortex is created by the flow out of the tank. There are four easily
replaceable inserts of various diameters available for the drain.