Rotating Tank Vortex Apparatus.
Rotating Tank Vortex Apparatus Technical Description Using this unit both natural and forced vortices can be generated and observed. A forced vortex forms when the entire tank is rotated. Spinning the tank allows the vortex to form without interference. A natural vortex can be generated by draining water from the tank. The discharge can be varied using four different nozzle inserts. The vortex velocity is measured using a Pitot tube while the vortex profile is determined with a combined radius and height probe. The water supply is provided from the laboratory (closed water circuit).