# number of swirl formula

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 March 9, 2010, 03:54 number of swirl formula #1 New Member   Join Date: Mar 2010 Posts: 1 Rep Power: 0 I have a problem concerning the number of swirl.I know that swirl number is equal to the ratio between the axial flux of angular momentum and the flux of axial momentum S = Gtheta / (R * Gz) with R radius of duct I suppose that: angular coordinate : Er, Etheta, and Ez U -> axial velocity. V -> circunferencial velocity. r -> radial coordinate. theta -> angular coordinate R -> the pipe radius. I don't understand the formula. where does the axial veloxity term come from in the angular momentum and axial momentum for me angular momentum is equal (in angular coordinate) to (r.Er)^(density.v.Etheta) =r.v.density.Ez and the flux is equal to the surface integral between 0 to R and 0 to 2Pi of (density.r.v.Ez).(r.dr.dtheta.Ez) = density.rē.v.dr.dtheta. In the doc, we find density.rē.v.u.dr.dtheta. idem for axial momentum see the link below http://pdf.aiaa.org/jaPreview/JPP/2009/PVJA35723.pdf Thanks for your help

 March 9, 2010, 14:02 #2 Senior Member   Join Date: Jul 2009 Posts: 335 Rep Power: 17 If the axial momentum is rho*U, and the axial velocity component is the component normal to the constant Z face, then wouldn't the axial flux of axial momentum simply be rho*U*U?

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