supercritical flow


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supercritical flow

[¦sü·pər′krid·ə·kəl ′flō]
(hydrology)
(fluid mechanics)
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They characterise the periodicity of the separation of vortices at supercritical flow over cylinders.
These flows can even chain together synergistically--subcritical flow on the upwind side and supercritical flow on the downwind side--producing high winds to the lee.
Both methods had limitations when applied to junctions with plunging inflow or with outflow pipes that carry supercritical flow.
The result is a new method, which is somewhat simpler than the existing methods and might improve handling of plunging flow and supercritical flow situations.
One of the biggest limitations of the existing methods for estimating junction losses was that they did not apply to supercritical flow, where the losses were greatest.
The FHWA lab performed 18 runs in the small-scale experiments, with supercritical flow in the outflow pipe and two inflow pipe configurations at 180 degrees and 90 degrees.