Sample records for euler-lagrange cfd simulation

  1. Volumetric Displacement Effects In Euler-Lagrange Simulations of Sediment-Laden Oscillatory Flows

    Apte, S.; Finn, J. R.; Cihonski, A.


    An improved, three-dimensional approach for Euler-Lagrange simulation of sediment-laden oscillatory turbulent flows is developed. In this approach, the sediment particles are unresolved and subgrid similar to a discrete element model (DEM), however, the fluid volume (mass) displaced by the particle is accounted for in the conservation equations. Recent Euler-Lagrange modeling of a few microbubbles entrained in a traveling vortex ring (Cihonski et al., JFM, 2013) has shown that extension of the standard point-particle DEM method to include local volume displacement effects is critical in capturing vortex distortion effects due to microbubbles, even in a very dilute suspension. We extend this approach to investigate particle-laden oscillatory boundary layers representative of coastal sediment environments. A wall bounded, doubly periodic domain is considered laden with a layer of sediment particles in laminar as well as turbulent oscillatory boundary layers corresponding to the experiments of Keiller and Sleath (1987) and Jensen et al. (1987). Inter-particle and particle-wall collisions are modeled using a soft-sphere model which uses a nested collision grid to minimize computational effort. The effects of fluid mass displaced by the particles on the flow statistics are quantified by comparing a standard two-way coupling approach (without volume displacement effects) with volume displacement effects to show that the latter models are important for cases with low specific gravity.

  2. Euler-Lagrange CFD modelling of unconfined gas mixing in anaerobic digestion.

    Dapelo, Davide; Alberini, Federico; Bridgeman, John


    A novel Euler-Lagrangian (EL) computational fluid dynamics (CFD) finite volume-based model to simulate the gas mixing of sludge for anaerobic digestion is developed and described. Fluid motion is driven by momentum transfer from bubbles to liquid. Model validation is undertaken by assessing the flow field in a labscale model with particle image velocimetry (PIV). Conclusions are drawn about the upscaling and applicability of the model to full-scale problems, and recommendations are given for optimum application.

  3. Numerical simulations of two-phase Taylor-Couette turbulence using an Euler-Lagrange approach

    Spandan, Vamsi; Verzicco, Roberto; Lohse, Detlef


    Two-phase turbulent Taylor-Couette (TC) flow is simulated using an Euler-Lagrange approach to study the effects of a secondary phase dispersed into a turbulent carrier phase (here bubbles dispersed into water). The dynamics of the carrier phase is computed using Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) in an Eulerian framework, while the bubbles are tracked in a Lagrangian manner by modelling the effective drag, lift, added mass and buoyancy force acting on them. Two-way coupling is implemented between the dispersed phase and the carrier phase which allows for momentum exchange among both phases and to study the effect of the dispersed phase on the carrier phase dynamics. The radius ratio of the TC setup is fixed to $\\eta=0.833$, and a maximum inner cylinder Reynolds number of $Re_i=8000$ is reached. We vary the Froude number ($Fr$), which is the ratio of the centripetal to the gravitational acceleration of the dispersed phase and study its effect on the net torque required to drive the TC system. In a two-phase TC...

  4. Incorporating Volumetric Displacement Effects In Euler-Lagrange Simulations of Particle-Laden Oscillatory Flows

    Apte, Sourabh; Finn, Justin; Cihonski, Andrew


    Recent Euler-Lagrange discrete element modeling of a few microbubbles entrained in a traveling vortex ring (Cihonski et al., JFM, 2013) has shown that extension of the point-particle method to include local volume displacement effects is critical for capturing vortex distortion effects due to microbubbles, even in a very dilute suspension. We extend this approach to investigate particle-laden oscillatory boundary layers representative of coastal sediment environments. A wall bounded, doubly periodic domain is considered laden with a layer of sediment particles in laminar as well as turbulent oscillatory boundary layers corresponding to the experiments of Keiller and Sleath (1987) and Jensen et al. (1987). Inter-particle and particle-wall collisions are modeled using a soft-sphere model which uses a nested collision grid to minimize computational effort. The effects of fluid mass displaced by the particles on the flow statistics are quantified by comparing a standard two-way coupling approach (without volume displacement effects) with volume displacement effects to show that the latter models are important for low cases with low particle-fluid density ratios. NSF project #1133363, Sediment-Bed-Turbulence Coupling in Oscillatory Flows. EPSRC Project # EP/J00507X/1, EP/J005541/1 Sand Transport under Irregular and Breaking Waves Conditions (SINBAD).

  5. Transport modeling of sedimenting particles in a turbulent pipe flow using Euler-Lagrange large eddy simulation

    Arolla, Sunil K


    A volume-filtered Euler-Lagrange large eddy simulation methodology is used to predict the physics of turbulent liquid-solid slurry flow through a horizontal pipe. A dynamic Smagorinsky model based on Lagrangian averaging is employed to account for the sub-filter scale effects in the liquid phase. A fully conservative immersed boundary method is used to account for the pipe geometry on a uniform cartesian grid. The liquid and solid phases are coupled through volume fraction and momentum exchange terms. Particle-particle and particle-wall collisions are modeled using a soft-sphere approach. A series of simulations have been performed by varying the superficial liquid velocity to be consistent with the experimental data by Dahl et al. (2003). Depending on the liquid flow rate, a particle bed can form and develop different patterns, which are discussed in the light of various regime diagrams proposed in the literature. The fluctuation in the height of the liquid-bed interface is characterized to understand the sp...

  6. Principal symbol of Euler-Lagrange operators

    Fatibene, L.; Garruto, S.


    We shall introduce the principal symbol for quite a general class of (quasi linear) Euler-Lagrange operators and use them to characterise well-posed initial value problems in gauge covariant field theories. We shall clarify how constraints can arise in covariant Lagrangian theories by extending the standard treatment in GR and without resorting to Hamiltonian formalism. Finally as an example of application, we sketch a quantisation procedure based on what is done in LQG by framing it in a more general context which applies to general gauge covariant field theories.

  7. Euler-Lagrange Forms and Cohomology Groups on Jet Bundles

    CHEN Jing-Bo


    @@ Using the language of jet bundles, we generalize the definitions of Euler-Lagrange one-form and the associated cohomology which were introduced by Guo et al. [Commun. Theor. Phys. 37(2002)1]. Continuous and discreteLagrange mechanics and field theory are presented. Higher order Euler-Lagrange cohomology groups are also introduced.

  8. Difference Discrete Variational Principle, Euler-Lagrange Cohomology and Symplectic,Multisymplectic Structures II: Euler-Lagrange Cohomology

    GUO Han-Ying; LI Yu-Qi; WU Ke; WANG Shi-Kun


    In this second papcr of a scries of papers, we explore the differcnce discrete versions for the Euler-Lagrange cohomology and apply them to the symplectic or multisymplectic geometry and their preserving propertiesin both the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms for discrete mechanics and field theory in the framework of multi-parameter differential approach. In terns of the difference discrete Euler-Lagrange cohomological concepts, we show thatthe symplcctic or multisymplectic geometry and their difference discrete structure-preserving properties can always beestablished not only in thc solution spaces of the discrete Euler-Lagrange or canonical equations derived by the differencediscrete variational principle but also in the function space in each case if and only if the relevant closed Euler-Lagrangecohomological conditions are satisfied.

  9. Weyl-Euler-Lagrange Equations of Motion on Flat Manifold

    Zeki Kasap


    Full Text Available This paper deals with Weyl-Euler-Lagrange equations of motion on flat manifold. It is well known that a Riemannian manifold is said to be flat if its curvature is everywhere zero. Furthermore, a flat manifold is one Euclidean space in terms of distances. Weyl introduced a metric with a conformal transformation for unified theory in 1918. Classical mechanics is one of the major subfields of mechanics. Also, one way of solving problems in classical mechanics occurs with the help of the Euler-Lagrange equations. In this study, partial differential equations have been obtained for movement of objects in space and solutions of these equations have been generated by using the symbolic Algebra software. Additionally, the improvements, obtained in this study, will be presented.

  10. On the Equivalence of Euler-Lagrange and Noether Equations

    Faliagas, A. C., E-mail: [University of Athens, Department of Mathematics (Greece)


    We prove that, under the condition of nontriviality, the Euler-Lagrange and Noether equations are equivalent for a general class of scalar variational problems. Examples are position independent Lagrangians, Lagrangians of p-Laplacian type, and Lagrangians leading to nonlinear Poisson equations. As applications we prove certain propositions concerning the nonlinear Poisson equation and its generalisations, and the equivalence of admissible and inner variations for the systems under consideration.

  11. Synchronization of Uncertain Euler-Lagrange Systems With Uncertain Time-Varying Communication Delays.

    Klotz, Justin R; Obuz, Serhat; Kan, Zhen; Dixon, Warren E


    A decentralized controller is designed for leader-based synchronization of communication-delayed networked agents. The agents have heterogeneous dynamics modeled by uncertain, nonlinear Euler-Lagrange equations of motion affected by heterogeneous, unknown, exogenous disturbances. The developed controller requires only one-hop (delayed) communication from network neighbors and the communication delays are assumed to be heterogeneous, uncertain, and time-varying. Each agent uses an estimate of communication delay to provide feedback of estimated recent tracking error. Simulation results are provided to demonstrate the improved performance of the developed controller over other popular control designs.

  12. Euler-Lagrange formulas for pseudo-Kähler manifolds

    Park, JeongHyeong


    Let c be a characteristic form of degree k which is defined on a Kähler manifold of real dimension m > 2 k. Taking the inner product with the Kähler form Ωk gives a scalar invariant which can be considered as a generalized Lovelock functional. The associated Euler-Lagrange equations are a generalized Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity theory; this theory restricts to the canonical formalism if c =c2 is the second Chern form. We extend previous work studying these equations from the Kähler to the pseudo-Kähler setting.

  13. Euler-Lagrange Equations of Networks with Higher-Order Elements

    Z. Biolek


    Full Text Available The paper suggests a generalization of the classic Euler-Lagrange equation for circuits compounded of arbitrary elements from Chua’s periodic table. Newly defined potential functions for general (α, β elements are used for the construction of generalized Lagrangians and generalized dissipative functions. Also procedures of drawing the Euler-Lagrange equations are demonstrated.

  14. Adaptive Synchronization of Networked Euler-Lagrange Systems with Directed Switching Top ology

    GUO Hai-Bo; LI Hua-Yi; ZHONG Wei-Chao; ZHANG Shi-Jie; CAO Xi-Bin


    In this paper, the cooperative control problem of networked Euler-Lagrange systems with parametric uncertainties and unidirectional interaction is addressed under dynamically changing topology. As the communication graph evolves over time, a distributed control law via local effective interactions is designed. Adaptive techniques are used to deal with parametric uncertainties in the dynamics. With a continuous Lyapunov function, it is obtained that synchronization can still be achieved asymptotically as long as the union graph of the switching topologies has a directed spanning tree frequently enough. Extensions to disturbance rejection problems are also addressed using simple disturbance-observer or sliding mode control scheme. Illustrative examples with comparing simulation in the context of attitude synchronization of five non-identical spacecraft are further presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed cooperative control strategy.

  15. Coordination Control of Networked Euler-Lagrange Systems with Possible Switching Topology

    MINHai-Bo; LIUZhi-Guo; LIUYuan; WANGShi-Cheng; YANGYan-Li


    This paper studies adaptive coordination control of Euler-Lagrange (EL) systems with unknown parameters in system dynamics and possible switching topology.By introducing a novel adaptive control architecture,decentralized controllers are developed,which allow for parametric uncertainties.Based upon graph theory,Lyapunov theory and switching control theory,the stability of the proposed algorithms are demonstrated.A distinctive feature of this work is to address the coordination control of EL systems with unknown parameters and switching topology in a unified theoretical framework.It is shown that both static and dynamic coordinations can be reached even when the communication is switching.Simulation results are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the obtained results.

  16. Distributed tracking for networked Euler-Lagrange systems without velocity measurements

    Qingkai Yang; Hao Fang; Yutian Mao; Jie Huang


    The problem of distributed coordinated tracking control for networked Euler-Lagrange systems without velocity measure-ments is investigated. Under the condition that only a portion of the fol owers have access to the leader, sliding mode estimators are developed to estimate the states of the dynamic leader in fi-nite time. To cope with the absence of velocity measurements, the distributed observers which only use position information are designed. Based on the outputs of the estimators and observers, distributed tracking control laws are proposed such that al the fol-lowers with parameter uncertainties can track the dynamic leader under a directed graph containing a spanning tree. It is shown that the distributed observer-control er guarantees asymptotical stabil-ity of the closed-loop system. Numerical simulations are worked out to il ustrate the effectiveness of the control laws.

  17. Euler-Lagrange Elasticity: elasticity without stress or strain

    Hardy, Humphrey


    A Euler-Lagrange (E-L) approach to elasticity is proposed that produces differential equations of elasticity without the need to define stress or strain tensors. The positions of the points within the body are the independent parameters instead of strain. Force replaces stress. The advantage of this approach is that the E-L differential equations are the same for both infinitesimal and finite deformations. Material properties are expressed in terms of the energy of deformation. The energy is expressed as a function of the principal invariants of the deformation gradient tensor. This scalar invariant representation of the energy of deformation enters directly into the E-L differential equations so that there is no need to define fourth order tensor material properties. By experimentally measuring the force and displacement of materials the functional form of the energy of deformation can be determined. The E-L differential equations can be input directly into finite element, finite difference, or other numerical models. If desired, stress and stain can be calculated as dependent parameters.

  18. Solution and Stability of Euler-Lagrange-Rassias Quartic Functional Equations in Various Quasinormed Spaces

    Heejeong Koh


    Full Text Available We obtain the general solution of Euler-Lagrange-Rassias quartic functional equation of the following . We also prove the Hyers-Ulam-Rassias stability in various quasinormed spaces when .

  19. The symplectic structure of Euler-Lagrange superequations and Batalin-Vilkoviski formalism

    Monterde, J; Vallejo, J A [Departament de Geometria i Topologia, Universitat de Valencia, Avda V A Estelles 1, 46100, Burjassot (Spain)


    We study the graded Euler-Lagrange equations from the viewpoint of graded Poincare-Cartan forms. An application to a certain class of solutions of the Batalin-Vilkoviski master equation is also given.

  20. Robust synchronisation tracking control of networked Euler-Lagrange systems using reference trajectory estimation based on virtual double-integrators

    Yang, Zi-Jiang; Qin, Pan


    This paper considers the problem of distributed synchronisation tracking control of multiple Euler-Lagrange systems on a directed graph which contains a spanning tree with the leader node being the root. To design the high performance distributed controllers, a virtual double-integrator is introduced in each agent and is controlled by a virtual distributed linear high-gain synchronisation tracking controller, so that the position and velocity of each agent track those of the reference trajectory with arbitrarily short transient time and small ultimate tracking error. Then taking the double-integrator's position and velocity as the estimates of those of the reference trajectory, in each generalised coordinate of each Euler-Lagrange agent, a local controller with a disturbance observer and a sliding mode control term is designed, to suppress the mutual interactions among the agents and the modelling uncertainties. The boundedness of the overall signals and the synchronisation tracking control performance are analysed, and the conditions for guaranteed control performance are clarified. Simulation examples are provided to demonstrate the performance of the distributed controllers.

  1. Analysis of Lagrange's original derivation of the Euler-Lagrange Differential Equation

    Laughlin, Ryan; Close, Hunter


    The Euler-Lagrange differential equation provides the Lagrangian equations of motion, and thus allows the exact trajectory of an object in a potential to be found. We analyze the original derivation of the Euler-Lagrange differential equation via a translation of the third edition of Lagrange's Mecanique Analytique (1811). We compare and contrast this derivation with the derivation commonly done in a junior-level classical mechanics course. Lagrange uses several founding concepts to produce a generalized equation of motion for all dynamics. These concepts are, in the order addressed by Lagrange, the Principle of Virtual Velocities, the Conservation des Forces Vives, and the Principle of Least Action. Lagrange then employs what he calls the Method of Variations to the general equation of motion for dynamics to ultimately resolve something similar to the Euler-Lagrange Differential equation we use today. We also compare modern notation with Lagrange's notation.

  2. An Euler-Lagrange method considering bubble radial dynamics for modeling sonochemical reactors.

    Jamshidi, Rashid; Brenner, Gunther


    Unsteady numerical computations are performed to investigate the flow field, wave propagation and the structure of bubbles in sonochemical reactors. The turbulent flow field is simulated using a two-equation Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) model. The distribution of the acoustic pressure is solved based on the Helmholtz equation using a finite volume method (FVM). The radial dynamics of a single bubble are considered by applying the Keller-Miksis equation to consider the compressibility of the liquid to the first order of acoustical Mach number. To investigate the structure of bubbles, a one-way coupling Euler-Lagrange approach is used to simulate the bulk medium and the bubbles as the dispersed phase. Drag, gravity, buoyancy, added mass, volume change and first Bjerknes forces are considered and their orders of magnitude are compared. To verify the implemented numerical algorithms, results for one- and two-dimensional simplified test cases are compared with analytical solutions. The results show good agreement with experimental results for the relationship between the acoustic pressure amplitude and the volume fraction of the bubbles. The two-dimensional axi-symmetric results are in good agreement with experimentally observed structure of bubbles close to sonotrode.

  3. Field theory and weak Euler-Lagrange equation for classical particle-field systems.

    Qin, Hong; Burby, Joshua W; Davidson, Ronald C


    It is commonly believed as a fundamental principle that energy-momentum conservation of a physical system is the result of space-time symmetry. However, for classical particle-field systems, e.g., charged particles interacting through self-consistent electromagnetic or electrostatic fields, such a connection has only been cautiously suggested. It has not been formally established. The difficulty is due to the fact that the dynamics of particles and the electromagnetic fields reside on different manifolds. We show how to overcome this difficulty and establish the connection by generalizing the Euler-Lagrange equation, the central component of a field theory, to a so-called weak form. The weak Euler-Lagrange equation induces a new type of flux, called the weak Euler-Lagrange current, which enters conservation laws. Using field theory together with the weak Euler-Lagrange equation developed here, energy-momentum conservation laws that are difficult to find otherwise can be systematically derived from the underlying space-time symmetry.

  4. The First-Order Euler-Lagrange equations and some of their uses

    Adam, C


    In many nonlinear field theories, relevant solutions may be found by reducing the order of the original Euler-Lagrange equations, e.g., to first order equations (Bogomolnyi equations, self-duality equations, etc.). Here we generalise, further develop and apply one particular method for the order reduction of nonlinear field equations which, despite its systematic and versatile character, is not widely known.

  5. Euler-Lagrange Equations for the Gribov Reggeon Calculus in QCD and in Gravity

    Lipatov, L. N.

    The theory of the high energy scattering in QCD and gravity is based on the reggeization of gluons and gravitons, respectively. We discuss the corresponding effective actions for reggeized particle interactions. The Euler-Lagrange equations in these theories are constructed with a variational approach for the effective actions and by using their invariance under the gauge and general coordinate transformations.

  6. On Disturbance Attenuation Properties of Control Schemes for Euler-Lagrange Systems : Theoretical and Experimental Results

    Scherpen, Jacquelien M.A.; Ortega, Romeo; Escobar, Gerardo


    In this paper we analyse and experimentally verify the (local) disturbance attenuation properties of some asymptotically stabilizing nonlinear controllers for Euler-Lagrange systems reported in the literature. Our objective with this study is twofold: first, to compare the performance of these schem

  7. Formation control of multiple Euler-Lagrange systems via null-space-based behavioral control

    Chen, Jie; Huang, Jie; Dou, Lihua; Fang, Hao


    This paper addresses the formation control problem of multiple Euler-Lagrange systems with model uncertainties in the environment containing obstacles. Utilizing the null-space-based (NSB) behavioral control architecture, the proposed problem can be decomposed into elementary missions (behaviors) wi

  8. The first-order Euler-Lagrange equations and some of their uses

    Adam, C.; Santamaria, F. [Departamento de Física de Partículas and Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxias (IGFAE),Campus Vida, E-15782 Santiago de Compostela (Spain)


    In many nonlinear field theories, relevant solutions may be found by reducing the order of the original Euler-Lagrange equations, e.g., to first order equations (Bogomolnyi equations, self-duality equations, etc.). Here we generalise, further develop and apply one particular method for the order reduction of nonlinear field equations which, despite its systematic and versatile character, is not widely known.

  9. On reflection symmetry and its application to the Euler-Lagrange equations in fractional mechanics.

    Klimek, Małgorzata


    We study the properties of fractional differentiation with respect to the reflection symmetry in a finite interval. The representation and integration formulae are derived for symmetric and anti-symmetric fractional derivatives, both of the Riemann-Liouville and Caputo type. The action dependent on the left-sided Caputo derivatives of orders in the range (1,2) is considered and we derive the Euler-Lagrange equations for the symmetric and anti-symmetric part of the trajectory. The procedure is illustrated with an example of the action dependent linearly on fractional velocities. For the obtained Euler-Lagrange system, we discuss its localization resulting from the subsequent symmetrization of the action.

  10. Field theory and weak Euler-Lagrange equation for classical particle-field systems

    Qin, Hong [PPPL; Burby, Joshua W [PPPL; Davidson, Ronald C [PPPL


    It is commonly believed that energy-momentum conservation is the result of space-time symmetry. However, for classical particle-field systems, e.g., Klimontovich-Maxwell and Klimontovich- Poisson systems, such a connection hasn't been formally established. The difficulty is due to the fact that particles and the electromagnetic fields reside on different manifolds. To establish the connection, the standard Euler-Lagrange equation needs to be generalized to a weak form. Using this technique, energy-momentum conservation laws that are difficult to find otherwise can be systematically derived.

  11. Euler-Lagrange computational fluid dynamics for (bio)reactor scale down: An analysis of organism lifelines.

    Haringa, Cees; Tang, Wenjun; Deshmukh, Amit T; Xia, Jianye; Reuss, Matthias; Heijnen, Joseph J; Mudde, Robert F; Noorman, Henk J


    The trajectories, referred to as lifelines, of individual microorganisms in an industrial scale fermentor under substrate limiting conditions were studied using an Euler-Lagrange computational fluid dynamics approach. The metabolic response to substrate concentration variations along these lifelines provides deep insight in the dynamic environment inside a large-scale fermentor, from the point of view of the microorganisms themselves. We present a novel methodology to evaluate this metabolic response, based on transitions between metabolic "regimes" that can provide a comprehensive statistical insight in the environmental fluctuations experienced by microorganisms inside an industrial bioreactor. These statistics provide the groundwork for the design of representative scale-down simulators, mimicking substrate variations experimentally. To focus on the methodology we use an industrial fermentation of Penicillium chrysogenum in a simplified representation, dealing with only glucose gradients, single-phase hydrodynamics, and assuming no limitation in oxygen supply, but reasonably capturing the relevant timescales. Nevertheless, the methodology provides useful insight in the relation between flow and component fluctuation timescales that are expected to hold in physically more thorough simulations. Microorganisms experience substrate fluctuations at timescales of seconds, in the order of magnitude of the global circulation time. Such rapid fluctuations should be replicated in truly industrially representative scale-down simulators.

  12. De la representación de sistemas Euler - Lagrange a la Hamiltoniana generalizada

    L. H. Rodríguez - Alfaro


    Full Text Available La representación Hamiltoniana generalizada de sistemas brinda una estructura que puede ser utilizada con ventaja en muchas áreas, entre las cuales se puede mencionar el diseño de observadores y el diagnóstico de fallas basado en modelos. Muchos de los trabajos en estos te mas tienen como punto de partida al sistema en forma Hamiltoniana generalizada y, en general, se omite la explicación de cómo llegar a esta representación, por ejemplo, a partir de un modelo no lineal basado en las ecuaciones de Euler - Lagrange. En este tra bajo se presenta un análisis detallado de cómo es que se obtiene la representación Hamiltoniana generalizada de un sistema a partir de las n ecuaciones diferenciales de segundo orden obtenidas con el formalismo Euler - Lagrange. Con la finalidad de mostrar e n lo particular, después del caso general, cómo se obtiene la representación Hamiltoniana generalizada, se presentan algunos casos de estudio.

  13. Cooperatively surrounding control for multiple Euler-Lagrange systems subjected to uncertain dynamics and input constraints

    Chen, Liang-Ming; Lv, Yue-Yong; Li, Chuan-Jiang; Ma, Guang-Fu


    In this paper, we investigate cooperatively surrounding control (CSC) of multi-agent systems modeled by Euler-Lagrange (EL) equations under a directed graph. With the consideration of the uncertain dynamics in an EL system, a backstepping CSC algorithm combined with neural-networks is proposed first such that the agents can move cooperatively to surround the stationary target. Then, a command filtered backstepping CSC algorithm is further proposed to deal with the constraints on control input and the absence of neighbors’ velocity information. Numerical examples of eight satellites surrounding one space target illustrate the effectiveness of the theoretical results. Project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2012CB720000) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 61304005 and 61403103).

  14. Consensus of Euler-Lagrange systems networked by sampled-data information with probabilistic time delays.

    Ma, Chao; Shi, Peng; Zhao, Xudong; Zeng, Qingshuang


    This paper investigates the consensus problem of multiple Euler-Lagrange systems under directed topology. Unlike the common assumptions on continuous-time information exchanges, a more realistic sampled-data communication strategy is proposed with probabilistic occurrence of time-varying delays. Both of the sampling period and the delays are assumed to be time-varying, which is more general in some practical situations. In addition, the relative coordinate derivative information is not required in the distributed controllers such that the communication network burden can be further reduced. In particular, a distinct feature of the proposed scheme lies in the fact that it can effectively reduce the energy consumption. By employing the stochastic analysis techniques, sufficient conditions are established to guarantee that the consensus can be achieved. Finally, a numerical example is provided to illustrate the applicability and benefits of the theoretical results.

  15. Robust Observer Based Disturbance Rejection Control for Euler-Lagrange Systems

    Yanjun Zhang


    Full Text Available Robust disturbance rejection control methodology is proposed for Euler-Lagrange systems, and parameters optimization strategy for the observer is explored. First, the observer based disturbance rejection methodology is analyzed, based on which the disturbance rejection paradigm is proposed. Thus, a disturbance observer (DOB with partial feedback linearization and a low-pass filter is proposed for nonlinear dynamic model under relaxed restrictions of the generalized disturbance. Then, the outer-loop backstepping controller is designed for desired tracking performance. Considering that the parameters of DOB cannot be obtained directly based on Lyapunov stability analysis, parameter of DOB is optimized under standard H∞ control framework. By analyzing the influence of outer-loop controller on the inner-loop observer parameter, robust stability constraint is proposed to guarantee the robust stability of the closed-loop system. Experiment on attitude tracking of an aircraft is carried out to show the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy.

  16. Euler-Lagrange models with complex currents of three-phase electrical machines

    Basic, Duro; Rouchon, Pierre


    A Lagrangian formulation with complex currents is developed and yields a direct and simple method for modeling three-phases permanent-magnet and induction machines. The Lagrangian is the sum of the mechanical kinetic energy and of the magnetic energy. This magnetic energy is expressed in terms of rotor angle, complex stator and rotor currents. Such Lagrangian setting is a precious guide for modeling space-harmonics and saturation effects. A complexification procedure is applied here in order to derive the Euler-Lagrange equations with complex stator and rotor currents. Such complexification process avoids the usual separation into real and imaginary parts and simplifies notably the calculations. Via simple modification of magnetic energies we derive non-trivial dynamical models describing permanent-magnet machines with both saturation and saliency, and induction machines with both saturation and space harmonics.

  17. The diffusion model of fractal heat and mass transfer in fluidized bed a local fractional arbitrary Euler-Lagrange formula

    Cheng Xu


    Full Text Available In this manuscript, the local fractional arbitrary Euler-Lagrange formula are utilized to address the diffusion model of fractal heat and mass transfer in a fluidized bed based on the Fick's law with local fractional vector calculus. This article has been corrected. Link to the correction 10.2298/TSCI150923149E

  18. Distributed Fault-Tolerant Control of Networked Uncertain Euler-Lagrange Systems Under Actuator Faults.

    Chen, Gang; Song, Yongduan; Lewis, Frank L


    This paper investigates the distributed fault-tolerant control problem of networked Euler-Lagrange systems with actuator and communication link faults. An adaptive fault-tolerant cooperative control scheme is proposed to achieve the coordinated tracking control of networked uncertain Lagrange systems on a general directed communication topology, which contains a spanning tree with the root node being the active target system. The proposed algorithm is capable of compensating for the actuator bias fault, the partial loss of effectiveness actuation fault, the communication link fault, the model uncertainty, and the external disturbance simultaneously. The control scheme does not use any fault detection and isolation mechanism to detect, separate, and identify the actuator faults online, which largely reduces the online computation and expedites the responsiveness of the controller. To validate the effectiveness of the proposed method, a test-bed of multiple robot-arm cooperative control system is developed for real-time verification. Experiments on the networked robot-arms are conduced and the results confirm the benefits and the effectiveness of the proposed distributed fault-tolerant control algorithms.

  19. Geometric field theory and weak Euler-Lagrange equation for classical relativistic particle-field systems

    Fan, Peifeng; Liu, Jian; Xiang, Nong; Yu, Zhi


    A manifestly covariant, or geometric, field theory for relativistic classical particle-field system is developed. The connection between space-time symmetry and energy-momentum conservation laws for the system is established geometrically without splitting the space and time coordinates, i.e., space-time is treated as one identity without choosing a coordinate system. To achieve this goal, we need to overcome two difficulties. The first difficulty arises from the fact that particles and field reside on different manifold. As a result, the geometric Lagrangian density of the system is a function of the 4-potential of electromagnetic fields and also a functional of particles' world-lines. The other difficulty associated with the geometric setting is due to the mass-shell condition. The standard Euler-Lagrange (EL) equation for a particle is generalized into the geometric EL equation when the mass-shell condition is imposed. For the particle-field system, the geometric EL equation is further generalized into a w...

  20. Optimal control of two coupled spinning particles in the Euler-Lagrange picture

    Delgado-Téllez, M.; Ibort, A.; Rodríguez de la Peña, T.; Salmoni, R.


    A family of optimal control problems for a single and two coupled spinning particles in the Euler-Lagrange formalism is discussed. A characteristic of such problems is that the equations controlling the system are implicit and a reduction procedure to deal with them must be carried out. The reduction of the implicit control equations arising in these problems will be discussed in the slightly more general setting of implicit equations defined by invariant one-forms on Lie groups. As an example the first order differential equations describing the extremal solutions of an optimal control problem for a single spinning particle, obtained by using Pontryagin’s Maximum Principle (PMP), will be found and shown to be completely integrable. Then, again using PMP, solutions for the problem of two coupled spinning particles will be characterized as solutions of a system of coupled non-linear matrix differential equations. The reduction of the implicit system will show that the reduced space for them is the product of the space of states for the independent systems, implying the absence of ‘entanglement’ in this instance. Finally, it will be shown that, in the case of identical systems, the degree three matrix polynomial differential equations determined by the optimal feedback law, constitute a completely integrable Hamiltonian system and some of its solutions are described explicitly.

  1. Weyl-Euler-Lagrange equations on twistor space for tangent structure

    Kasap, Zeki


    Twistor spaces are certain complex three-manifolds, which are associated with special conformal Riemannian geometries on four-manifolds. Also, classical mechanic is one of the major subfields for mechanics of dynamical system. A dynamical system has a state determined by a collection of real numbers, or more generally by a set of points in an appropriate state space for classical mechanic. Euler-Lagrange equations are an efficient use of classical mechanics to solve problems using mathematical modeling. On the other hand, Weyl submitted a metric with a conformal transformation for unified theory of classical mechanic. This paper aims to introduce Euler-Lagrage partial differential equations (mathematical modeling, the equations of motion according to the time) for the movement of objects on twistor space and also to offer a general solution of differential equation system using the Maple software. Additionally, the implicit solution of the equation will be obtained as a result of a special selection of graphics to be drawn.

  2. Difference Discrete Variational Principles, Euler-Lagrange Cohomology and Symplectic, Multisyrnplectic Structures Ⅲ: Application to Symplectic and Multisymplectic Algorithms

    GUO HanYing; LI YuQi; WU Ke; WANG ShiKun


    In the previous papers I and H, we have studied the difference discrete variational principle and the EulerLagrange cohomology in the framework of multi-parameter differential approach. W5 have gotten the difference discreteEulcr-Lagrangc equations and canonical ones for the difference discrete versions of classical mechanics and tield theoryas well as the difference discrete versions for the Euler-Lagrange cohomology and applied them to get the necessaryand sufficient condition for the symplectic or multisymplectic geometry preserving properties in both the Lagrangianand Hamiltonian formalisms. In this paper, we apply the difference discrete variational principle and Euler-Lagrangecohomological approach directly to the symplectic and multisymplectic algorithms. We will show that either Hamiltonianschemes or Lagrangian ones in both the symplectic and multisymplectic algorithms arc variational integrators and theirdifference discrete symplectic structure-preserving properties can always be established not only in the solution spacebut also in the function space if and only if the related closed Euler Lagrange cohomological conditions are satisfied.

  3. Interactive CFD simulations

    Duque Lombana, Juan Fernando


    This project is about the development of an implementable Interactive Computer Fluid Dynamics methodology -- The range of this work begins with an overview of the current status of computational fluid dynamics simulation software and methodologies, continues with an introduction to what interactive and interactivity mean, develops an all original interactive CFD methodology to follow for the solution of fluid scenarios and finally, the description of the implementation of an interactive solve...

  4. Difference Discrete Variational Principles, Euler-Lagrange Cohomology and Symplectic, Multisymplectic Structures I: Difference Discrete Variational Principle

    GUO Han-Ying,; LI Yu-Qi; WU Ke1; WANG Shi-Kun


    In this first paper of a series, we study the difference discrete variational principle in the framework of multi-parameter differential approach by regarding the forward difference as an entire geometric object in view of noncommutative differential geometry. Regarding the difference as an entire geometric object, the difference discrete version of Legendre transformation can be introduced. By virtue of this variational principle, we can discretely deal with the variation problems in both the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms to get difference discrete Euler-Lagrange equations and canonical ones for the difference discrete versions of the classical mechanics and classical field theory.

  5. Adaptation of the Euler-Lagrange equation for studying one-dimensional motions in a constant force

    Dias, Clenilda F; Silva, Gislene M; Santos, Creuza A S; Barros, Pedro; Carvalho-Santos, Vagson L


    In this work we have shown that the Euler-Lagrange equation (ELE) can be simplified for one-dimensional motions. By using the partial derivative operators definition, we have proposed two operators, here called \\textit{mean delta operators}, which may be used to solve the ELE in a simplest way. We have applied this simplification to solve three known mechanical problems: a free fall body, the Atwood's machine and the inclinated plan. The proposed simplification may be used for introducing the lagrangian formalism for classical mechanics in introductory physics students, e.g., high school or undergraduate students in the beginning of engineering, mathematics and/or physics courses.

  6. Three-Dimensional Crane Modelling and Control Using Euler-Lagrange State-Space Approach and Anti-Swing Fuzzy Logic

    Aksjonov Andrei


    Full Text Available The mathematical model of the three-dimensional crane using the Euler-Lagrange approach is derived. A state-space representation of the derived model is proposed and explored in the Simulink® environment and on the laboratory stand. The obtained control design was simulated, analyzed and compared with existing encoder-based system provided by the three-dimensional (3D Crane manufacturer Inteco®. As well, an anti-swing fuzzy logic control has been developed, simulated, and analyzed. Obtained control algorithm is compared with the existing anti-swing proportional-integral controller designed by the 3D crane manufacturer Inteco®. 5-degree of freedom (5DOF control schemes are designed, examined and compared with the various load masses. The topicality of the problem is due to the wide usage of gantry cranes in industry. The solution is proposed for the future research in sensorless and intelligent control of complex motor driven application.

  7. Dynamic and kinematic observers for output coordination control of Euler-Lagrange systems: A comparison and applications

    Erik Kyrkjebø


    Full Text Available This paper compares a dynamic and a kinematic observer approach for output coordination control of mechanical systems formulated in the Euler-Lagrange framework. The observers are designed to estimate missing velocity and acceleration information based on position/attitude measurements to provide a full state vector to the coordination control algorithm. The kinematic observer approach utilizes a virtual system designed to mimic the kinematic behaviour of the leader in order to estimate unknown states of the state vector with a minimum of information available. The dynamic observer approach is based on utilizing the full dynamic model of the follower system when estimating the missing states. The two observers are compared in terms of estimation principles and practical performance, and applied to two practical examples; leader-follower robot manipulator synchronization control, and underway replenishment operations for surface ships.

  8. CFD Simulations of Soap Separation; CFD-simulering av avsaapning

    Birkestad, Per


    A part of Vaermeforsk, the 'Skogsindustriella programmet', has identified the possibility to increase the production of tall oil, and hence the competitiveness, in Swedish pulp mills through an increase in the efficiency of the soap separation tanks. Currently, soap is extracted from the black liquor through a sedimentation process where the less dense soap rise to the top of the liquor tank where it is removed through a over-flow ducting at the top of the tank. Vaermeforsk seeks a better understanding of the detailed flow and the separation mechanisms within the liquor tanks and has initiated a study of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) of the tanks. The aim of the study has been threefold; To develop CFD-methods for use in the study of soap separation processes, to investigate the detailed flow within two Swedish liquor tanks and one North American soap skimmer and lastly to develop new design rules for use in future designs of soap separation tanks. The project shows that CFD is a useful tool for the investigation of black liquor and soap flow within a soap separation tank. The CFD simulations of three existing liquor tanks show that the previously used design-rules based on surface loads are inadequate as the actual flow velocities within the tanks are two orders of magnitude larger than those previously used as reference (the surface load). The CFD simulations also show that the black liquor flow, and hence the soap separation, is very sensitive to density variations on the black liquor inlet and temperature variations as small as 1 deg C can significantly affect the liquor flow.

  9. An effective Euler-Lagrange model for suspended sediment transport by open channel flows

    Huabin Shi; Xiping Yu n


    An Euler–Lagrange two-phase flow model is developed to study suspended sediment transport by open-channel flows with an Eddy Interaction Model (EIM) applied to consider the effect of fluid turbulence on sediment diffusion. For the continuous phase, the mean fluid velocity, the turbulent kinetic energy and its dissipation rate are directly estimated by well-established empirical formulas. For the dispersed phase, sediment particles are tracked by solving the equation of motion. The EIM is applied to compute the particle fluctuation velocity. Neglecting the effect of particles on flow turbulence as usually suggested for dilute cases in the literature, the Euler–Lagrange model is applied to simulate suspended sediment transport in open channels. Although the numerical results agree well with those by the well-known random walk particle tracking model (RWM) and with the laboratory data for fine sediment cases, it is clearly shown that such an Euler–Lagrange model underestimates the sediment concentration for the medium-sized and coarse sediment cases. To improve the model, a formula is proposed to consider the local fluid turbulence enhancement around a particle due to vortex shedding in the wake. Numerical results of the modified model then agree very well with laboratory data for not only the fine but also the coarse sediment cases.

  10. Integrating CFD and building simulation

    Bartak, M.; Beausoleil-Morrison, I.; Clarke, J.A.


    Commission, which furthered the CFD modelling aspects of the ESP-r system. The paper summarises the form of the CFD model, describes the method used to integrate the thermal and 3ow domains and reports the outcome from an empirical validation exercise. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd....

  11. Multi-physics CFD simulations in engineering

    Yamamoto, Makoto


    Nowadays Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software is adopted as a design and analysis tool in a great number of engineering fields. We can say that single-physics CFD has been sufficiently matured in the practical point of view. The main target of existing CFD software is single-phase flows such as water and air. However, many multi-physics problems exist in engineering. Most of them consist of flow and other physics, and the interactions between different physics are very important. Obviously, multi-physics phenomena are critical in developing machines and processes. A multi-physics phenomenon seems to be very complex, and it is so difficult to be predicted by adding other physics to flow phenomenon. Therefore, multi-physics CFD techniques are still under research and development. This would be caused from the facts that processing speed of current computers is not fast enough for conducting a multi-physics simulation, and furthermore physical models except for flow physics have not been suitably established. Therefore, in near future, we have to develop various physical models and efficient CFD techniques, in order to success multi-physics simulations in engineering. In the present paper, I will describe the present states of multi-physics CFD simulations, and then show some numerical results such as ice accretion and electro-chemical machining process of a three-dimensional compressor blade which were obtained in my laboratory. Multi-physics CFD simulations would be a key technology in near future.

  12. Experimental Measurements and CFD Simulations

    Arijit A. Ganguli


    Full Text Available Bubble dynamics of a single condensing vapor bubble in a subcooled pool boiling system with a centrally heated cylindrical tank has been studied in the Rayleigh number range 7.9×1012CFD investigation has been performed using Volume of Fluid (VOF method. The heat source has been modeled using simple heat balance. The rise behavior of condensing bubbles (change in size during rise and path tracking was studied and the CFD model was validated both quantitatively and qualitatively.

  13. CFD simulation of neutral ABL flows

    Zhang, Xiaodong

    This work is to evaluate the CFD prediction of Atmospheric Boundary Layer flow field over different terrains employing Fluent 6.3 software. How accurate the simulation could achieve depend on following aspects: viscous model, wall functions, agreement of CFD model with inlet wind velocity profile...... and top boundary condition. Fluent employ wall function roughness modifications based on data from experiments with sand grain roughened pipes and channels, describe wall adjacent zone with Roughness Height (Ks) instead of Roughness Length (z0). In a CFD simulation of ABL flow, the mean wind velocity...... will result in some undesirable gradient along flow direction. There are some methods to improve the simulation model in literatures, some of them are discussed in this report, but none of those remedial methods are perfect to eliminate the streamwise gradients in mean wind speed and turbulence, as EllipSys3D...

  14. Coarse Grid CFD for underresolved simulation

    Class, Andreas G.; Viellieber, Mathias O.; Himmel, Steffen R.


    CFD simulation of the complete reactor core of a nuclear power plant requires exceedingly huge computational resources so that this crude power approach has not been pursued yet. The traditional approach is 1D subchannel analysis employing calibrated transport models. Coarse grid CFD is an attractive alternative technique based on strongly under-resolved CFD and the inviscid Euler equations. Obviously, using inviscid equations and coarse grids does not resolve all the physics requiring additional volumetric source terms modelling viscosity and other sub-grid effects. The source terms are implemented via correlations derived from fully resolved representative simulations which can be tabulated or computed on the fly. The technique is demonstrated for a Carnot diffusor and a wire-wrap fuel assembly [1]. [4pt] [1] Himmel, S.R. phd thesis, Stuttgart University, Germany 2009,

  15. CFD Simulation of Annular Centrifugal Extractors

    S. Vedantam


    Full Text Available Annular centrifugal extractors (ACE, also called annular centrifugal contactors offer several advantages over the other conventional process equipment such as low hold-up, high process throughput, low residence time, low solvent inventory and high turn down ratio. The equipment provides a very high value of mass transfer coefficient and interfacial area in the annular zone because of the high level of power consumption per unit volume and separation inside the rotor due to the high g of centrifugal field. For the development of rational and reliable design procedures, it is important to understand the flow patterns in the mixer and settler zones. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD has played a major role in the constant evolution and improvements of this device. During the past thirty years, a large number of investigators have undertaken CFD simulations. All these publications have been carefully and critically analyzed and a coherent picture of the present status has been presented in this review paper. Initially, review of the single phase studies in the annular region has been presented, followed by the separator region. In continuation, the two-phase CFD simulations involving liquid-liquid and gas-liquid flow in the annular as well as separator regions have been reviewed. Suggestions have been made for the future work for bridging the existing knowledge gaps. In particular, emphasis has been given to the application of CFD simulations for the design of this equipment.

  16. CFD Simulation On CFBC Boiler

    Amol S. Kinkar


    Full Text Available Abstract Heavy industrialization amp modernization of society demands in increasing of power cause to research amp develop new technology amp efficient utilization of existing power units. Variety of sources are available for power generation such as conventional sources like thermal hydro nuclear and renewable sources like wind tidal biomass geothermal amp solar. Out of these most common amp economical way for producing the power is by thermal power stations. Various industrial boilers plays an important role to complete the power generation cycle such as CFBC Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion FBC Fluidized Bed Combustion AFBC Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Combustion Boiler CO Boiler RG amp WHR Boiler Waster heat recovery Boiler. This paper is intended to comprehensively give an account of knowledge related to refractory amp its failure in CFBC boiler with due effect of flue gas flow during operation on refractory by using latest technology of CAD Computer aided Design amp CAE Computer aided Engineering. By conceptual application of these technology the full scale model is able to analyze in regards the flow of flue gas amp bed material flow inside the CFBC loop via CFD Computational Fluid Dynamics software. The results obtained are helpful to understand the impact of gas amp particles on refractory in different areas amp also helped to choose suitable refractory material in different regions.

  17. METC CFD simulations of hot gas filtration

    O`Brien, T.J.


    Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulations of the fluid/particle flow in several hot gas filtration vessels will be presented. These simulations have been useful in designing filtration vessels and in diagnosing problems with filter operation. The simulations were performed using the commercial code FLUENT and the METC-developed code MFIX. Simulations of the initial configuration of the Karhula facility indicated that the dirty gas flow over the filter assemblage was very non-uniform. The force of the dirty gas inlet flow was inducing a large circulation pattern that caused flow around the candles to be in opposite directions on opposite sides of the vessel. By introducing a system of baffles, a more uniform flow pattern was developed. This modification may have contributed to the success of the project. Several simulations of configurations proposed by Industrial Filter and Pump were performed, varying the position of the inlet. A detailed resolution of the geometry of the candles allowed determination of the flow between the individual candles. Recent simulations in support of the METC/CeraMem Cooperative Research and Development Agreement have analyzed the flow in the vessel during the cleaning back-pulse. Visualization of experiments at the CeraMem cold-flow facility provided confidence in the use of CFD. Extensive simulations were then performed to assist in the design of the hot test facility being built by Ahlstrom/Pyropower. These tests are intended to demonstrate the CeraMem technology.

  18. CFD Simulation on Ethylene Furnace Reactor Tubes


    Different mathematical models for ethylene furnace reactor tubes were reviewed. On the basis of these models a new mathematical simulation approach for reactor tubes based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technique was presented. This approach took the flow, heat transfer, mass transfer and thermal cracking reactions in the reactor tubes into consideration. The coupled reactor model was solved with the SIMPLE algorithm. Some detailed information about the flow field, temperature field and concentration distribution in the reactor tubes was obtained, revealing the basic characteristics of the hydrodynamic phenomena and reaction behavior in the reactor tubes. The CFD approach provides the necessary information for conclusive decisions regarding the production optimization, the design and improvement of reactor tubes, and the new techniques implementation.

  19. CFD simulations of the MEXICO rotor

    Bechmann, Andreas; Sørensen, Niels N.; Zahle, Frederik


    The wake behind a wind turbine model is investigated using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and results are compared with measurements. The turbine investigated is the three‐bladed test rotor (D = 4.5 m) used in the Model Experiments in Controlled Conditions (MEXICO) wind tunnel experiment....... During the MEXICO experiment, particle image velocimetry measurements of the induction upstream and downstream of the rotor were performed for different operating conditions, giving a unique dataset to verify theoretical models and CFD models. The present paper first describes the efforts in reproducing...... the experimental results using the Reynold‐Averaged Navier‐Stokes method. Second, three‐dimensional airfoil characteristics are extracted that allow simulations with simpler wake models. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd....

  20. On spurious behavior of CFD simulations

    Yee, H.C. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Moffett Field, CA (United States). Ames Research Center; Torczynski, J.R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Morton, S.A.; Visbal, M.R. [Wright Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH (United States); Sweby, P.K. [Univ. of Reading (United Kingdom)


    Spurious behavior in underresolved grids and/or semi-implicit temporal discretizations for four computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations are studied. The numerical simulations consist of (a) a 1-D chemically relaxed nonequilibrium model, (b) the direct numerical simulation (DNS) of 2-D incompressible flow over a backward facing step, (c) a loosely-coupled approach for a 2-D fluid-structure interaction, and (d) a 3-D compressible unsteady flow simulation of vortex breakdown in delta wings. Using knowledge from dynamical systems theory, various types of spurious behaviors that are numerical artifacts were systematically identified. These studies revealed the various possible dangers of misinterpreting numerical simulation of realistic complex flows that are constrained by the available computing power. In large scale computations underresolved grids, semi-implicit procedures, loosely-coupled implicit procedures, and insufficiently long time integration in DNS are most often unavoidable. Consequently, care must be taken in both computation and in interpretation of the numerical data. The results presented confirm the important role that dynamical systems theory can play in the understanding of the nonlinear behavior of numerical algorithms and in aiding the identification of the sources of numerical uncertainties in CFD.

  1. Recent Efforts for Credible CFD Simulations in China

    Li Li


    Full Text Available In this paper some recent efforts for credible computational fluid dynamics (CFD simulations in China are reviewed. The most important effort is that, following similar activities in the West such as ECARP and AIAA Drag Prediction Workshops, a series of workshops on credible CFD simulations had been initiated. These workshops were with ambitions to assess the status of CFD in China. Another major effort is an ongoing project to establish a software platform for studying the credibility of CFD solvers and performing credible CFD simulations. The platform, named WiseCFD, was designed to implement a seamless CFD process and to circumvent tedious repeating manual operations. It had also been a powerful job manager for CFD with capabilities to support plug and play (PnP solver integration as well as distributed or parallel computations. Some future work on WiseCFD was proposed, and also envisioned was how WiseCFD and the European QNET-CFD Knowledge Base can benefit mutually.

  2. CFD Simulation of Liquid Rocket Engine Injectors

    Farmer, Richard; Cheng, Gary; Chen, Yen-Sen; Garcia, Roberto (Technical Monitor)


    Detailed design issues associated with liquid rocket engine injectors and combustion chamber operation require CFD methodology which simulates highly three-dimensional, turbulent, vaporizing, and combusting flows. The primary utility of such simulations involves predicting multi-dimensional effects caused by specific injector configurations. SECA, Inc. and Engineering Sciences, Inc. have been developing appropriate computational methodology for NASA/MSFC for the past decade. CFD tools and computers have improved dramatically during this time period; however, the physical submodels used in these analyses must still remain relatively simple in order to produce useful results. Simulations of clustered coaxial and impinger injector elements for hydrogen and hydrocarbon fuels, which account for real fluid properties, is the immediate goal of this research. The spray combustion codes are based on the FDNS CFD code' and are structured to represent homogeneous and heterogeneous spray combustion. The homogeneous spray model treats the flow as a continuum of multi-phase, multicomponent fluids which move without thermal or velocity lags between the phases. Two heterogeneous models were developed: (1) a volume-of-fluid (VOF) model which represents the liquid core of coaxial or impinger jets and their atomization and vaporization, and (2) a Blob model which represents the injected streams as a cloud of droplets the size of the injector orifice which subsequently exhibit particle interaction, vaporization, and combustion. All of these spray models are computationally intensive, but this is unavoidable to accurately account for the complex physics and combustion which is to be predicted, Work is currently in progress to parallelize these codes to improve their computational efficiency. These spray combustion codes were used to simulate the three test cases which are the subject of the 2nd International Workshop on-Rocket Combustion Modeling. Such test cases are considered by

  3. CFD Simulation of Gasoline Compression Ignition

    Kodavasal, Janardhan; Kolodziej, Christopher P.; Ciatti, Stephen A.; Som, Sibendu


    Gasoline compression ignition (GCI) is a low temperature combustion (LTC) concept that has been gaining increasing interest over the recent years owing to its potential to achieve diesel-like thermal efficiencies with significantly reduced engine-out nitrogen oxides (NOx) and soot emissions compared to diesel engines. In this work, closed-cycle computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations are performed of this combustion mode using a sector mesh in an effort to understand effects of model settings on simulation results. One goal of this work is to provide recommendations for grid resolution, combustion model, chemical kinetic mechanism, and turbulence model to accurately capture experimental combustion characteristics. Grid resolutions ranging from 0.7 mm to 0.1 mm minimum cell sizes were evaluated in conjunction with both Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) and Large Eddy Simulation (LES) based turbulence models. Solution of chemical kinetics using the multi-zone approach is evaluated against the detailed approach of solving chemistry in every cell. The relatively small primary reference fuel (PRF) mechanism (48 species) used in this study is also evaluated against a larger 312-species gasoline mechanism. Based on these studies the following model settings are chosen keeping in mind both accuracy and computation costs – 0.175 mm minimum cell size grid, RANS turbulence model, 48-species PRF mechanism, and multi-zone chemistry solution with bin limits of 5 K in temperature and 0.05 in equivalence ratio. With these settings, the performance of the CFD model is evaluated against experimental results corresponding to a low load start of injection (SOI) timing sweep. The model is then exercised to investigate the effect of SOI on combustion phasing with constant intake valve closing (IVC) conditions and fueling over a range of SOI timings to isolate the impact of SOI on charge preparation and ignition. Simulation results indicate that there is an optimum SOI

  4. CFD Simulation of the NREL Phase VI Rotor

    Song, Yang


    The simulation of the turbulent and potentially separating flow around a rotating, twisted, and tapered airfoil is a challenging task for CFD simulations. This paper describes CFD simulations of the NREL Phase VI turbine that was experimentally characterized in the 24.4m x 36.6m NREL/NASA Ames wind tunnel (Hand et al., 2001). All computations in this article are performed on the experimental base configuration of 0o yaw angle, 3o tip pitch angle, and a rotation rate of 72 rpm. The significance of specific mesh resolution regions to the accuracy of the CFD prediction is discussed. The ability of CFD to capture bulk quantities, such as the shaft torque, and the detailed flow characteristics, such as the surface pressure distributions, are explored for different inlet wind speeds. Finally, the significant three-dimensionality of the boundary layer flow is demonstrated.

  5. CFD simulation of a solar tower

    Koten, Hasan; Yukselenturk, Yalcyn; Yilmaz, Mustafa [Marmara University Mechanical Engineering Department (Turkey)], E-mail:


    With the depletion of fossil fuels and the rising concerns about their impacts on the environment, the use of alternative energy sources has become necessary. Among the alternatives, solar energy, with its unlimited resources and its low impact on the environment, is the most promising. The aim of this paper is to present a numerical model of a regular solar tower. A CFD analysis of the solar tower was performed with a commercial CFD code and velocity fields, temperature measurements and flow characteristics were determined and compared to experimental results available in the literature. It was found that the numerical model is capable of assessing the buoyant air flow in chimneys. In addition results showed that increasing the solar chimney height, solar collector area, or solar irradiance increases power generation capacity while ambient temperature does not significantly affect this capacity. This study provided a numerical model which is proficient in modeling solar towers.

  6. Static load balancing for CFD distributed simulations

    Chronopoulos, A T; Grosu, D; Wissink, A; Benche, M


    The cost/performance ratio of networks of workstations has been constantly improving. This trend is expected to continue in the near future. The aggregate peak rate of such systems often matches or exceeds the peak rate offered by the fastest parallel computers. This has motivated research towards using a network of computers, interconnected via a fast network (cluster system) or a simple Local Area Network (LAN) (distributed system), for high performance concurrent computations. Some of the important research issues arise such as (1) Optimal problem partitioning and virtual interconnection topology mapping; (2) Optimal execution scheduling and load balancing. CFD codes have been efficiently implemented on homogeneous parallel systems in the past. In particular, the helicopter aerodynamics CFD code TURNS has been implemented with MPI on the IBM SP with parallel relaxation and Krylov iterative methods used in place of more traditional recursive algorithms to enhance performance. In this implementation the space domain is divided into equal subdomain which are mapped to the processors. We consider the implementation of TURNS on a LAN of heterogeneous workstations. In order to deal with the problem of load balancing due to the different processor speeds we propose a suboptimal algorithm of dividing the space domain into unequal subdomains and assign them to the different computers. The algorithm can apply to other CFD applications. We used our algorithm to schedule TURNS on a network of workstations and obtained significantly better results.

  7. Static load balancing for CFD distributed simulations

    Chronopoulos, A T; Grosu, D; Wissink, A; Benche, M


    The cost/performance ratio of networks of workstations has been constantly improving. This trend is expected to continue in the near future. The aggregate peak rate of such systems often matches or exceeds the peak rate offered by the fastest parallel computers. This has motivated research towards using a network of computers, interconnected via a fast network (cluster system) or a simple Local Area Network (LAN) (distributed system), for high performance concurrent computations. Some of the important research issues arise such as (1) Optimal problem partitioning and virtual interconnection topology mapping; (2) Optimal execution scheduling and load balancing. CFD codes have been efficiently implemented on homogeneous parallel systems in the past. In particular, the helicopter aerodynamics CFD code TURNS has been implemented with MPI on the IBM SP with parallel relaxation and Krylov iterative methods used in place of more traditional recursive algorithms to enhance performance. In this implementation the space domain is divided into equal subdomain which are mapped to the processors. We consider the implementation of TURNS on a LAN of heterogeneous workstations. In order to deal with the problem of load balancing due to the different processor speeds we propose a suboptimal algorithm of dividing the space domain into unequal subdomains and assign them to the different computers. The algorithm can apply to other CFD applications. We used our algorithm to schedule TURNS on a network of workstations and obtained significantly better results.

  8. Reducing numerical costs for core wide nuclear reactor CFD simulations by the Coarse-Grid-CFD

    Viellieber, Mathias; Class, Andreas G.


    Traditionally complete nuclear reactor core simulations are performed with subchannel analysis codes, that rely on experimental and empirical input. The Coarse-Grid-CFD (CGCFD) intends to replace the experimental or empirical input with CFD data. The reactor core consists of repetitive flow patterns, allowing the general approach of creating a parametrized model for one segment and composing many of those to obtain the entire reactor simulation. The method is based on a detailed and well-resolved CFD simulation of one representative segment. From this simulation we extract so-called parametrized volumetric forces which close, an otherwise strongly under resolved, coarsely-meshed model of a complete reactor setup. While the formulation so far accounts for forces created internally in the fluid others e.g. obstruction and flow deviation through spacers and wire wraps, still need to be accounted for if the geometric details are not represented in the coarse mesh. These are modelled with an Anisotropic Porosity Formulation (APF). This work focuses on the application of the CGCFD to a complete reactor core setup and the accomplishment of the parametrization of the volumetric forces.

  9. Validation of CFD simulation for flat plate solar energy collector

    Selmi, Mohamed; Al-Khawaja, Mohammed J.; Marafia, Abdulhamid [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Qatar, P.O. Box 2713, Doha, State of Qatar (Qatar)


    The problem of flat plate solar energy collector with water flow is simulated and analyzed using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. The considered case includes the CFD modeling of solar irradiation and the modes of mixed convection and radiation heat transfer between tube surface, glass cover, side walls, and insulating base of the collector as well as the mixed convective heat transfer in the circulating water inside the tube and conduction between the base and tube material. The collector performance, after obtaining 3-D temperature distribution over the volume of the body of the collector, was studied with and without circulating water flow. An experimental model was built and experiments were performed to validate the CFD model. The outlet temperature of water is compared with experimental results and there is a good agreement. (author)

  10. Introducing CFD in the optical simulation of linear Fresnel collectors

    Moghimi, M. A.; Rungasamy, A.; Craig, K. J.; Meyer, J. P.


    This paper seeks to determine whether the Finite Volume method within a commercially available Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver (ANSYS Fluent) can model radiation with comparable accuracy to a Monte Carlo ray-tracing software package (SolTrace). A detailed investigation was performed into modeling techniques that can be used to significantly reduce the optical errors traditionally associated with CFD modeling of radiation false scattering and ray effect using a simple optical test case. The strategies formulated in the first part of this paper were used to model a variety of Linear Fresnel Collector Concentrating Solar Power Plants. This paper shows that commercial CFD packages yield accurate results for line focusing concentrating solar applications and simple geometries, validating its use in an integrated environment where both optical and thermal performance of these plants can be simulated and optimized.

  11. CFD simulation on performance of new type umbrella plate scrubber

    LI Shan-hong; LI Cai-ting; ZENG Guang-ming; LI Si-min; WANG Fei; WANG Da-yong


    A new type of umbrella plate scrubber was developed to address the pollution due to the dust, dioxide sulfur and other harmful gases, which were emitted from coal-burning boilers. The performance of the new device was studied through computational fluid dynamics(CFD) simulation and experiment methods. Initial work included experimental measurement of inlet-velocity, and gas phase simulation using Reynolds stress model(RSM). After gas phase was converged, particles were injected from the inlet of the new device. Discrete phase model(DPM) was used for particle trajectories determination. The pressure drop and the collection efficiency of the new device were predicted through simulation. The simulation results show that the pressure drop of the new devices is 230-250 Pa and the efficiency is 84%-86%, with the inlet velocity equal to 10.6 m/s and the dust concentration ranging from 2 to 22 g/m3. The CFD simulation results of the new device show good agreement with experimental data. The relative error of the pressure drop and the efficiency is approximately 4% and 10% respectively. The results obtained both from the numerical simulation and from the experiment demonstrate that CFD simulation is an effective method for this type of study.

  12. Gasification CFD Modeling for Advanced Power Plant Simulations

    Zitney, S.E.; Guenther, C.P.


    In this paper we have described recent progress on developing CFD models for two commercial-scale gasifiers, including a two-stage, coal slurry-fed, oxygen-blown, pressurized, entrained-flow gasifier and a scaled-up design of the PSDF transport gasifier. Also highlighted was NETL’s Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator for coupling high-fidelity equipment models with process simulation for the design, analysis, and optimization of advanced power plants. Using APECS, we have coupled the entrained-flow gasifier CFD model into a coal-fired, gasification-based FutureGen power and hydrogen production plant. The results for the FutureGen co-simulation illustrate how the APECS technology can help engineers better understand and optimize gasifier fluid dynamics and related phenomena that impact overall power plant performance.

  13. CFD Simulation of Pipeline Transport Properties of Mine Tailings Three-Phase Foam Slurry Backfill

    Xin Chen; Jian Zhou; Qiusong Chen; Xiuzhi Shi; Yonggang Gou


    ...). Based on rheological property tests and CFD simulations, the foam phase, pressure, and velocity in the pipeline system are investigated using the CFD mixture method for different bubble volume...

  14. CFD simulation of neutral ABL flows; Atmospheric Boundary Layer

    Xiaodong Zhang


    This work is to evaluate the CFD prediction of Atmospheric Boundary Layer flow field over different terrains employing Fluent 6.3 software. How accurate the simulation could achieve depend on following aspects: viscous model, wall functions, agreement of CFD model with inlet wind velocity profile and top boundary condition. Fluent employ wall function roughness modifications based on data from experiments with sand grain roughened pipes and channels, describe wall adjacent zone with Roughness Height (Ks) instead of Roughness Length (z{sub 0}). In a CFD simulation of ABL flow, the mean wind velocity profile is generally described with either a logarithmic equation by the presence of aerodynamic roughness length z{sub 0} or an exponential equation by the presence of exponent. As indicated by some former researchers, the disagreement between wall function model and ABL velocity profile description will result in some undesirable gradient along flow direction. There are some methods to improve the simulation model in literatures, some of them are discussed in this report, but none of those remedial methods are perfect to eliminate the streamwise gradients in mean wind speed and turbulence, as EllipSys3D could do. In this paper, a new near wall treatment function is designed, which, in some degree, can correct the horizontal gradients problem. Based on the corrected model constants and near wall treatment function, a simulation of Askervein Hill is carried out. The wind condition is neutrally stratified ABL and the measurements are best documented until now. Comparison with measured data shows that the CFD model can well predict the velocity field and relative turbulence kinetic energy field. Furthermore, a series of artificial complex terrains are designed, and some of the main simulation results are reported. (au)

  15. Imposing resolved turbulence in CFD simulations

    Gilling, L.; Sørensen, Niels N.


    In large‐eddy simulations, the inflow velocity field should contain resolved turbulence. This paper describes and analyzes two methods for imposing resolved turbulence in the interior of the domain in Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations. The intended application of the methods is to impose...... resolved turbulence immediately upstream of the region or structure of interest. Comparing to the alternative of imposing the turbulence at the inlet, there is a large potential to reduce the computational cost of the simulation by reducing the total number of cells. The reduction comes from a lower demand...... of modifying the source terms. None of the two methods can impose synthetic turbulence with good results, but it is shown that by running the turbulence field through a short precursor simulation, very good results are obtained. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd....

  16. Flow simulations using particles - Bridging Computer Graphics and CFD

    Koumoutsakos, Petros; Cottet, Georges-Henri; Rossinelli, Diego


    International audience; The simulation of fluid flows using particles is becoming increasingly popular in Computer Graphics (CG). The grid-free character of particles, the flexibility in handling complex flow configurations and the possibility to obtain visually realistic results with a small number of computational elements are some of the main reasons for the success of these methods. In the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) community, the realization that by periodically regularizing the ...

  17. CFD simulation of vented explosion and turbulent flame propagation

    Tulach Aleš


    Full Text Available Very rapid physical and chemical processes during the explosion require both quality and quantity of detection devices. CFD numerical simulations are suitable instruments for more detailed determination of explosion parameters. The paper deals with mathematical modelling of vented explosion and turbulent flame spread with use of ANSYS Fluent software. The paper is focused on verification of preciseness of calculations comparing calculated data with the results obtained in realised experiments in the explosion chamber.

  18. CFD simulation of air discharge tests in the PPOOLEX facility

    Tanskanen, V.; Puustinen, M. (Lappeenranta Univ. of Technology, Nuclear Safety Research Unit (Finland))


    This report summarizes the CFD simulation results of two air discharge tests of the characterizing test program in 2007 with the scaled down PPOOLEX facility. Air was blown to the dry well compartment and from there through a DN200 blowdown pipe into the condensation pool (wet well). The selected tests were modeled with Fluent CFD code. Test CHAR-09-1 was simulated to 28.92 seconds of real time and test CHAR-09-3 to 17.01 seconds. The VOF model was used as a multiphase model and the standard k epsilon-model as a turbulence model. Occasional convergence problems, usually at the beginning of bubble formation, required the use of relatively short time stepping. The simulation time costs threatened to become unbearable since weeks or months of wall-clock time with 1-2 processors were needed. Therefore, the simulated time periods were limited from the real duration of the experiments. The results obtained from the CFD simulations are in a relatively good agreement with the experimental results. Simulated pressures correspond well to the measured ones and, in addition, fluctuations due to bubble formations and breakups are also captured. Most of the differences in temperature values and in their behavior seem to depend on the locations of the measurements. In the vicinity of regions occupied by water in the experiments, thermocouples getting wet and drying slowly may have had an effect on the measured temperature values. Generally speaking, most temperatures were simulated satisfyingly and the largest discrepancies could be explained by wetted thermocouples. However, differences in the dry well and blowdown pipe top measurements could not be explained by thermocouples getting wet. Heat losses and dry well / wet well heat transfer due to conduction have neither been estimated in the experiments nor modeled in the simulations. Estimation of heat conduction and heat losses should be carried out in future experiments and they should be modeled in future simulations, too. (au)

  19. Integrating Multibody Simulation and CFD: toward Complex Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

    Pieri, Stefano; Poloni, Carlo; Mühlmeier, Martin

    This paper describes the use of integrated multidisciplinary analysis and optimization of a race car model on a predefined circuit. The objective is the definition of the most efficient geometric configuration that can guarantee the lowest lap time. In order to carry out this study it has been necessary to interface the design optimization software modeFRONTIER with the following softwares: CATIA v5, a three dimensional CAD software, used for the definition of the parametric geometry; A.D.A.M.S./Motorsport, a multi-body dynamic simulation software; IcemCFD, a mesh generator, for the automatic generation of the CFD grid; CFX, a Navier-Stokes code, for the fluid-dynamic forces prediction. The process integration gives the possibility to compute, for each geometrical configuration, a set of aerodynamic coefficients that are then used in the multiboby simulation for the computation of the lap time. Finally an automatic optimization procedure is started and the lap-time minimized. The whole process is executed on a Linux cluster running CFD simulations in parallel.

  20. CFD simulation research on residential indoor air quality.

    Yang, Li; Ye, Miao; He, Bao-Jie


    Nowadays people are excessively depending on air conditioning to create a comfortable indoor environment, but it could cause some health problems in a long run. In this paper, wind velocity field, temperature field and air age field in a bedroom with wall-hanging air conditioning running in summer are analyzed by CFD numerical simulation technology. The results show that wall-hanging air conditioning system can undertake indoor heat load and conduct good indoor thermal comfort. In terms of wind velocity, air speed in activity area where people sit and stand is moderate, most of which cannot feel wind flow and meet the summer indoor wind comfort requirement. However, for air quality, there are local areas without ventilation and toxic gases not discharged in time. Therefore it is necessary to take effective measures to improve air quality. Compared with the traditional measurement method, CFD software has many advantages in simulating indoor environment, so it is hopeful for humans to create a more comfortable, healthy living environment by CFD in the future.

  1. CFD Simulations of Vibration Induced Droplet Ejection.

    James, Ashley; Smith, Marc K.; Glezer, Ari


    Vibration-induced droplet ejection is a process that occurs when a liquid droplet is placed on a vibrating membrane. Above a critical value of the excitation amplitude, Faraday waves form on the surface of the drop. As the amplitude is increased secondary drops are ejected from the wave crests. A Navier-Stokes solver designed to simulate the transient fluid mechanics of the process is presented. The solver is based on a MAC method on a staggered grid. A volume of fluid method is implemented to track the free surface. The volume fraction is advected via a second-order, unsplit method that minimizes numerical diffusion of the interface. Surface tension is incorporated as a continuum surface force. This work is intended to provide a comprehensive description of the fluid dynamics involved in vibration-induced droplet ejection, with the aim of understanding the mechanism behind the ejection process. The evolution of the interface through droplet ejection will be simulated. The dependence of the ejection process on the driving parameters will be evaluated and the resonance characteristics of the drop will be determined. The results of the computations will be compared with experimental results.

  2. Efficient Turbulence Modeling for CFD Wake Simulations

    van der Laan, Paul

    , that can accurately and efficiently simulate wind turbine wakes. The linear k-ε eddy viscosity model (EVM) is a popular turbulence model in RANS; however, it underpredicts the velocity wake deficit and cannot predict the anisotropic Reynolds-stresses in the wake. In the current work, nonlinear eddy...... viscosity models (NLEVM) are applied to wind turbine wakes. NLEVMs can model anisotropic turbulence through a nonlinear stress-strain relation, and they can improve the velocity deficit by the use of a variable eddy viscosity coefficient, that delays the wake recovery. Unfortunately, all tested NLEVMs show...... numerically unstable behavior for fine grids, which inhibits a grid dependency study for numerical verification. Therefore, a simpler EVM is proposed, labeled as the k-ε - fp EVM, that has a linear stress-strain relation, but still has a variable eddy viscosity coefficient. The k-ε - fp EVM is numerically...

  3. CFD simulation of a 300 Hz thermoacoustic standing wave engine

    Yu, Guoyao; Dai, W.; Luo, Ercang


    High frequency operation of standing wave thermoacoustic heat engines is attractive for space applications due to compact size and high reliability. To expedite practical use, further improvement and optimization should be based on deep understanding and quantitative analysis. This article focuses on using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to investigate nonlinear phenomena and processes of a 300 Hz standing wave thermoacoustic engine (SWTE). The calculated model was tested in detail, which indicated that the co-axially stacked tube model was suitable for the simulation of SWTEs. Two methods of imposing temperature gradient across the stack were studied, and the processes of mean pressure increasing, pressure wave amplification and saturation were obtained under the thermal boundary condition of applying heating power. The acoustic fields were given, and the flow vortices and their evolution in both ends of the stack and resonator were observed. Moreover, a comparison between the simulation and experiments was made, which demonstrated the validity and power of the CFD simulation for characterizing complicated nonlinear phenomenon involved in the self-excited SWTEs.

  4. Engineering-Based Thermal CFD Simulations on Massive Parallel Systems

    Jérôme Frisch


    Full Text Available The development of parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD codes is a challenging task that entails efficient parallelization concepts and strategies in order to achieve good scalability values when running those codes on modern supercomputers with several thousands to millions of cores. In this paper, we present a hierarchical data structure for massive parallel computations that supports the coupling of a Navier–Stokes-based fluid flow code with the Boussinesq approximation in order to address complex thermal scenarios for energy-related assessments. The newly designed data structure is specifically designed with the idea of interactive data exploration and visualization during runtime of the simulation code; a major shortcoming of traditional high-performance computing (HPC simulation codes. We further show and discuss speed-up values obtained on one of Germany’s top-ranked supercomputers with up to 140,000 processes and present simulation results for different engineering-based thermal problems.

  5. Engineering-Based Thermal CFD Simulations on Massive Parallel Systems

    Frisch, Jérôme


    The development of parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes is a challenging task that entails efficient parallelization concepts and strategies in order to achieve good scalability values when running those codes on modern supercomputers with several thousands to millions of cores. In this paper, we present a hierarchical data structure for massive parallel computations that supports the coupling of a Navier–Stokes-based fluid flow code with the Boussinesq approximation in order to address complex thermal scenarios for energy-related assessments. The newly designed data structure is specifically designed with the idea of interactive data exploration and visualization during runtime of the simulation code; a major shortcoming of traditional high-performance computing (HPC) simulation codes. We further show and discuss speed-up values obtained on one of Germany’s top-ranked supercomputers with up to 140,000 processes and present simulation results for different engineering-based thermal problems.

  6. Quantitative Relative Comparison of CFD Simulation Uncertainties for a Transonic Diffuser Problem

    Hosder, Serhat; Grossman, Bernard; Haftka, Raphael T.; Mason, William H.; Watson, Layne T.


    Different sources of uncertainty in CFD simulations are illustrated by a detailed study of two-dimensional, turbulent, transonic flow in a converging-diverging channel. Runs were performed with the commercial CFD code GASP using different turbulence models, grid levels, and flux-limiters to see the effect of each on the CFD simulation uncertainties. Two flow conditions were studied by changing the exit pressure ratio: the first is a complex case with a strong shock and a separated flow region...

  7. CFD simulation of bubbly turbulent Tayor-Couette flow☆

    Xi Gao; Bo Kong; R. Dennis Vigil


    Bubbly gas–liquid Taylor–Couette vortex flow has been the subject of several recent investigations both because of interest in bubble-induced drag reduction and because such devices have potential applications to a variety of chemical and biochemical processing problems. In order to quantitatively describe the hydrodynamics of highly turbulent two phase Taylor–Couette flow, a rigorous two-fluid computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model was developed and compared with previously published experimental data. This model includes a comprehensive description of the constitutive closure for inter-phase forces and turbulence was simulated using both the k–εand k–ωmodels. In addition, the mechanism by which the dispersed fluid attains a non-uniform radial and axial distribution is analyzed and the relative importance of various interphase forces is discussed. Lastly the model was validated by comparison of simulation predictions with experimental data, and it is shown that the CFD model correctly predicts phase velocity, velocity fluctuation, and gas distribution, and may provide guidance for reactor design and scale-up.

  8. Thermal hydraulic simulations, error estimation and parameter sensitivity studies in Drekar::CFD

    Smith, Thomas Michael; Shadid, John N; Pawlowski, Roger P; Cyr, Eric C; Wildey, Timothy Michael


    This report describes work directed towards completion of the Thermal Hydraulics Methods (THM) CFD Level 3 Milestone THM.CFD.P7.05 for the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) Nuclear Hub effort. The focus of this milestone was to demonstrate the thermal hydraulics and adjoint based error estimation and parameter sensitivity capabilities in the CFD code called Drekar::CFD. This milestone builds upon the capabilities demonstrated in three earlier milestones; THM.CFD.P4.02 [12], completed March, 31, 2012, THM.CFD.P5.01 [15] completed June 30, 2012 and THM.CFD.P5.01 [11] completed on October 31, 2012.

  9. On CFD and graphic animation for fire simulation

    Barrero, D.; Ozell, B.; Reggio, M. [Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Center for Research on Computation and its Applications (CERCA), Montreal, Quebec, (Canada)]. E-mail: barrero@CERCA.Umontreal.CA; benoit.ozell@CERCA.Umontreal.CA; marcelo.reggio@CERCA.UMontreal.CA


    This paper presents a technique for fire simulation focused on reproducing the physics that occurs when a burning gas interacts with solid objects and their surrounding medium (often seen as a flame). The approach, initially developed for computer graphics applications, is based on a combination of ideas coming from different CFD methods, computer animation techniques, and a set of characteristics observed on turbulence and combustion phenomena. As a result, the proposed methodology has three main components: a hierarchical model of turbulence, a dynamic (octree-like) finite volume decomposition of the space and a simplified flamelet model. To create realistic looking animations of smoke and fire, specific visualization techniques using fuzzy blobs have been developed in conjunction with the simulation model. (author)

  10. CFD simulation on membrane distillation of NaCl solution

    Zhaoguang XU; Yanqiu PAN; Yalan YU


    A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simu-lation that coupled an established heat and mass transfer model was carried out for the air-gap membrane distillation (AGMD) of NaCl solution to predict mass and heat behaviors of the process. The effects of temperature and flowrate on fluxes were first simulated and compared with available experimental data to verify the approach. The profiles of temperature, temperature polarization factor, and mass flux adjacent to the tubular carbon membrane surface were then examined under different feed Reynolds number in the computational domain. Results show that the temperature polarization phenomena can be reduced, and mass flux can be enhanced with increase in the feed Reynolds number.

  11. Diesel engine injection simulation using the CFD software Fluent; Einspritzungssimulationen von Dieselmotoren mit der CFD-Software Fluent

    Braun, M.; Wachter, E.M. [Fluent Deutschland GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany); Boemer, A. [DEUTZ AG, Koeln (Germany); Waidmann, W. [Fachhochschule Aalen (Germany)


    The commercial CFD Software FLUENT offers a variety of models and sub-models to simulate and predict the spray injection usually applied in IC-Engines. The following article provides an overview of FLUENT spray and particle flow modeling, and a validation case for high-pressure diesel spray. (orig.)

  12. Analysis of a waste-heat boiler by CFD simulation

    Yang, Yongziang; Jokilaakso, A. [Helsinki Univ. of Technology, Otaniemi (Finland)


    Waste-heat boilers play important roles in the continuous operation of a smelter and in the conservation of energy. However, the fluid flow and heat transfer behaviour has not been well studied, concerning the boiler performance and design. This presentation describes simulated gas flow and heat transfer of a waste-heat boiler in the Outokumpu copper flash smelting process. The governing transport equations for the conservation of mass, momentum and enthalpy were solved with a commercial CFD-code PHOENICS. The standard k-{epsilon} turbulence model and a composite-flux radiation model were used in the computations. The computational results show that the flow is strongly recirculating and distinctly three-dimensional in most part of the boiler, particularly in the radiation section. The predicted flow pattern and temperature distribution were in a good agreement with laboratory models and industrial measurements. The results provide detailed information of flow pattern, the temperature distribution and gas cooling efficiency. The CFD proved to be a useful tool in analysing the boiler operation. (author)

  13. CFD model simulation of LPG dispersion in urban areas

    Pontiggia, Marco; Landucci, Gabriele; Busini, Valentina; Derudi, Marco; Alba, Mario; Scaioni, Marco; Bonvicini, Sarah; Cozzani, Valerio; Rota, Renato


    There is an increasing concern related to the releases of industrial hazardous materials (either toxic or flammable) due to terrorist attacks or accidental events in congested industrial or urban areas. In particular, a reliable estimation of the hazardous cloud footprint as a function of time is required to assist emergency response decision and planning as a primary element of any Decision Support System. Among the various hazardous materials, the hazard due to the road and rail transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is well known since large quantities of LPG are commercialized and the rail or road transportation patterns are often close to downtown areas. Since it is well known that the widely-used dispersion models do not account for the effects of any obstacle like buildings, tanks, railcars, or trees, in this paper a CFD model has been applied to simulate the reported consequences of a recent major accident involving an LPG railcar rupture in a congested urban area (Viareggio town, in Italy), showing both the large influence of the obstacles on LPG dispersion as well as the potentials of CFD models to foresee such an influence.

  14. Hypersonic simulations using open-source CFD and DSMC solvers

    Casseau, V.; Scanlon, T. J.; John, B.; Emerson, D. R.; Brown, R. E.


    Hypersonic hybrid hydrodynamic-molecular gas flow solvers are required to satisfy the two essential requirements of any high-speed reacting code, these being physical accuracy and computational efficiency. The James Weir Fluids Laboratory at the University of Strathclyde is currently developing an open-source hybrid code which will eventually reconcile the direct simulation Monte-Carlo method, making use of the OpenFOAM application called dsmcFoam, and the newly coded open-source two-temperature computational fluid dynamics solver named hy2Foam. In conjunction with employing the CVDV chemistry-vibration model in hy2Foam, novel use is made of the QK rates in a CFD solver. In this paper, further testing is performed, in particular with the CFD solver, to ensure its efficacy before considering more advanced test cases. The hy2Foam and dsmcFoam codes have shown to compare reasonably well, thus providing a useful basis for other codes to compare against.

  15. Cost efficient CFD simulations: Proper selection of domain partitioning strategies

    Haddadi, Bahram; Jordan, Christian; Harasek, Michael


    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is one of the most powerful simulation methods, which is used for temporally and spatially resolved solutions of fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer, etc. One of the challenges of Computational Fluid Dynamics is the extreme hardware demand. Nowadays super-computers (e.g. High Performance Computing, HPC) featuring multiple CPU cores are applied for solving-the simulation domain is split into partitions for each core. Some of the different methods for partitioning are investigated in this paper. As a practical example, a new open source based solver was utilized for simulating packed bed adsorption, a common separation method within the field of thermal process engineering. Adsorption can for example be applied for removal of trace gases from a gas stream or pure gases production like Hydrogen. For comparing the performance of the partitioning methods, a 60 million cell mesh for a packed bed of spherical adsorbents was created; one second of the adsorption process was simulated. Different partitioning methods available in OpenFOAM® (Scotch, Simple, and Hierarchical) have been used with different numbers of sub-domains. The effect of the different methods and number of processor cores on the simulation speedup and also energy consumption were investigated for two different hardware infrastructures (Vienna Scientific Clusters VSC 2 and VSC 3). As a general recommendation an optimum number of cells per processor core was calculated. Optimized simulation speed, lower energy consumption and consequently the cost effects are reported here.

  16. CFD simulations to optimize the blade design of water wheels

    Quaranta, Emanuele; Revelli, Roberto


    At low head sites and at low discharges, water wheels can be considered among the most convenient hydropower converters to install. The aim of this work is to improve the performance of an existing breastshot water wheel by changing the blade shape using computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations. Three optimal profiles are investigated: the profile of the existing blades, a circular profile and an elliptical profile. The results are validated by performing experimental tests on the wheel with the existing profile. The numerical results show that the efficiency of breastshot wheels is affected by the blade profile. The average increase in efficiency using the new circular profile is about 4 % with respect to the profile of the existing blades.

  17. Real gas CFD simulations of hydrogen/oxygen supercritical combustion

    Pohl, S.; Jarczyk, M.; Pfitzner, M.; Rogg, B.


    A comprehensive numerical framework has been established to simulate reacting flows under conditions typically encountered in rocket combustion chambers. The model implemented into the commercial CFD Code ANSYS CFX includes appropriate real gas relations based on the volume-corrected Peng-Robinson (PR) equation of state (EOS) for the flow field and a real gas extension of the laminar flamelet combustion model. The results indicate that the real gas relations have a considerably larger impact on the flow field than on the detailed flame structure. Generally, a realistic flame shape could be achieved for the real gas approach compared to experimental data from the Mascotte test rig V03 operated at ONERA when the differential diffusion processes were only considered within the flame zone.

  18. Aerodynamics of ski jumping: experiments and CFD simulations

    Meile, W.; Reisenberger, E.; Brenn, G. [Graz University of Technology, Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Graz (Austria); Mayer, M. [VRVis GmbH, Vienna (Austria); Schmoelzer, B.; Mueller, W. [Medical University of Graz, Department for Biophysics, Graz (Austria)


    The aerodynamic behaviour of a model ski jumper is investigated experimentally at full-scale Reynolds numbers and computationally applying a standard RANS code. In particular we focus on the influence of different postures on aerodynamic forces in a wide range of angles of attack. The experimental results proved to be in good agreement with full-scale measurements with athletes in much larger wind tunnels, and form a reliable basis for further predictions of the effects of position changes on the performance. The comparison of CFD results with the experiments shows poor agreement, but enables a clear outline of simulation potentials and limits when accurate predictions of effects from small variations are required. (orig.)

  19. The numerical simulation based on CFD of hydraulic turbine pump

    Duan, X. H.; Kong, F. Y.; Liu, Y. Y.; Zhao, R. J.; Hu, Q. L.


    As the functions of hydraulic turbine pump including self-adjusting and compensation with each other, it is far-reaching to analyze its internal flow by the numerical simulation based on CFD, mainly including the pressure field and the velocity field in hydraulic turbine and pump.The three-dimensional models of hydraulic turbine pump are made by Pro/Engineer software;the internal flow fields in hydraulic turbine and pump are simulated numerically by CFX ANSYS software. According to the results of the numerical simulation in design condition, the pressure field and the velocity field in hydraulic turbine and pump are analyzed respectively .The findings show that the static pressure decreases systematically and the pressure gradient is obvious in flow area of hydraulic turbine; the static pressure increases gradually in pump. The flow trace is regular in suction chamber and flume without spiral trace. However, there are irregular traces in the turbine runner channels which contrary to that in flow area of impeller. Most of traces in the flow area of draft tube are spiral.

  20. CFD prediction and simulation of a pumpjet propulsor

    Lin Lu


    Full Text Available In this study an attempt has been made to study the hydrodynamic performance of pumpjet propulsor. Numerical investigation based on the Reynolds Averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS computational fluid dynamics (CFD method has been carried out. The structured grid and SST k–ω turbulence model have been applied. The numerical simulations of open water performance of marine propeller E779A are carried out with different advance ratios to verify the numerical simulation method. Results show that the thrust and the torque are in good agreements with experimental data. The grid independent inspection is applied to verify accuracy of numerical simulation grid. The numerical predictions of hydrodynamic performance of pumpjet propulsor are carried out with different advance ratios. Results indicate that the rotor provides the main thrust of propulsor and the balance performance of propulsor is generally satisfactory. Additionally, the curve of propulsor efficiency is in good agreement with experimental data. Furthermore, the pressure distributions around rotor and stator blades are reasonable. Beyond that, the existence of tip clearance accounts for the appearance of tip vortex that leads to a further loss in efficiency and a probability of cavitation phenomenon.

  1. Unsteady RANS and Large Eddy simulations of multiphase diesel injection

    Philipp, Jenna; Green, Melissa; Akih-Kumgeh, Benjamin


    Unsteady Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) and Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of two-phase flow and evaporation of high pressure diesel injection into a quiescent, high temperature environment is investigated. Unsteady RANS and LES are turbulent flow simulation approaches used to determine complex flow fields. The latter allows for more accurate predictions of complex phenomena such as turbulent mixing and physio-chemical processes associated with diesel combustion. In this work we investigate a high pressure diesel injection using the Euler-Lagrange method for multiphase flows as implemented in the Star-CCM+ CFD code. A dispersed liquid phase is represented by Lagrangian particles while the multi-component gas phase is solved using an Eulerian method. Results obtained from the two approaches are compared with respect to spray penetration depth and air entrainment. They are also compared with experimental data taken from the Sandia Engine Combustion Network for ``Spray A''. Characteristics of primary and secondary atomization are qualitatively evaluated for all simulation modes.

  2. Comparative CFD simulations of a hydrogen fire scenario

    Nobili, M.; Caruso, G.


    Hydrogen leakage and fire ignition and propagation are safety concerns in several industrial plants. In a nuclear fusion power plants the separation of hydrogen and tritium takes place in different steps, among which one or more electrolyzers are foreseen. A fire scenario could take place in case of leakage of hydrogen. In such cases, it is important to prevent the spreading of the fire to adjacent rooms and, at the same time, to withstand the pressure load on walls, to avoid radioactivity release in the surrounding environment. A preliminary study has been carried out with the aim of comparing CFD tools for fire scenario simulations involving hydrogen release. Results have been obtained comparing two codes: ANSYS Fluent© and FDS. The two codes have been compared both for hydrogen dispersion and hydrogen fire in a confined environment. The first scenario is aimed to obtaining of volume fraction 3D maps for the evaluation of the different diffusion/transport models. In the second scenario, characterized by a double-ended guillotine break, the fire is supposed to be ignited at the same time of the impact. Simulations have been carried out for the first 60 seconds. Hydrogen concentration, temperature and pressure fields are compared and discussed.

  3. Investigation of Indonesian Traditional Houses through CFD Simulation

    Suhendri; Koerniawan, M. D.


    Modern buildings in Indonesia rely mostly on artificial lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation. It means more energy is used to drive mechanical appliances, and presumably not sustainable. Meanwhile modern buildings consume much energy, traditional architectures are known as the source of knowledge for sustainable, energy efficient and climate responsive design. Noticeably, one of the differences between modern and traditional buildings in Indonesia is shown in their strategy to provide thermal comfort to the user. Traditional buildings use natural ventilation, but modern buildings use mechanical air conditioning. By focusing on wind-driven ventilation, the study aims to investigate natural ventilation strategy of Indonesian traditional house, and their potential improvement to be used in modern Indonesian buildings. Three traditional houses are studied in this research, representing west, central, and east Indonesia. The houses are Lampung traditional house, Javanese traditional house, and Toraja traditional house. CFD simulation is conducted to simulate wind-driven ventilation behaviour and the temperature of the buildings. Concisely, the wind-natural ventilation of case study houses is potential to provide thermal comfort inside the houses. However, the strategy still can be optimized by adding some other passive design strategies: sun-shading; vegetation; or buildings arrangement in the traditional dwelling. Consideration about the roof’s shape and windows position to the roof is important as well to create a uniform air distribution.

  4. Simplistic Approach to Characterize Sloshing Phenomena using CFD Simulation

    Mahmud, Md; Khan, Rafiqul; Xu, Qiang


    Liquid sloshing in vessels caused by forced acceleration has been the subject of intense investigations for last several decades both by experiments and numerical simulations. Many studies are done to minimize the sloshing induced forces on the vessel internals and some studies focused on different ways to describe the sloshing patterns. Most of the sloshing characterization methods are done using complex mathematical manipulation and more simplified method may be useful for better practical understanding. In this study, simple/easily understandable methods are explored to describe sloshing phenomenon through Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. Several parameters were varied including liquid level/tank length ratio, wave induced vessel motions, motion frequency, amplitudes in various sea state conditions. Parameters such as hydrodynamic force, pressure, moments, turbulent kinetic energy, height of the free surface, vorticity are used to quantify the sloshing intensity. In addition, visual inspections of sloshing motion are done through gas-liquid/oil-water interface fluctuation, streamlines, vector profiles. An equation connecting independent variables to resultant quantities will be established that will make it easier to describe the sloshing.

  5. CFD Simulation of Air Velocity Distribution in Occupied Livestock Buildings

    Svidt, Kjeld; Zhang, G.; Bjerg, B.

    In modem livestock buildings the design of the ventilation systems is important in order to obtain good air distribution. The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics for predicting the air flow and air quality makes it possible to include the effect of room geometry, equipment and occupants in the de......In modem livestock buildings the design of the ventilation systems is important in order to obtain good air distribution. The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics for predicting the air flow and air quality makes it possible to include the effect of room geometry, equipment and occupants...... in the design of ventilation systems. However, it is not appropriate to include the detailed geometry of a large group of lying or standing animals affecting the air flow in the building. It is necessary to have relatively simple models of the animals, which are easier to implement in the computer models....... In this study laboratory measurements in a ventilated test room with "pig simulators" are compared with CFD-simulations....

  6. Self-Pressurization and Spray Cooling Simulations of the Multipurpose Hydrogen Test Bed (MHTB) Ground-Based Experiment

    Kartuzova, O.; Kassemi, M.; Agui, J.; Moder, J.


    This paper presents a CFD (computational fluid dynamics) model for simulating the self-pressurization of a large scale liquid hydrogen storage tank. In this model, the kinetics-based Schrage equation is used to account for the evaporative and condensing interfacial mass flows. Laminar and turbulent approaches to modeling natural convection in the tank and heat and mass transfer at the interface are compared. The flow, temperature, and interfacial mass fluxes predicted by these two approaches during tank self-pressurization are compared against each other. The ullage pressure and vapor temperature evolutions are also compared against experimental data obtained from the MHTB (Multipuprpose Hydrogen Test Bed) self-pressurization experiment. A CFD model for cooling cryogenic storage tanks by spraying cold liquid in the ullage is also presented. The Euler- Lagrange approach is utilized for tracking the spray droplets and for modeling interaction between the droplets and the continuous phase (ullage). The spray model is coupled with the VOF (volume of fluid) model by performing particle tracking in the ullage, removing particles from the ullage when they reach the interface, and then adding their contributions to the liquid. Droplet ullage heat and mass transfer are modeled. The flow, temperature, and interfacial mass flux predicted by the model are presented. The ullage pressure is compared with experimental data obtained from the MHTB spray bar mixing experiment. The results of the models with only droplet/ullage heat transfer and with heat and mass transfer between the droplets and ullage are compared.

  7. CFD simulation of steam–air jet condensation

    Qu, Xiao-hang [School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, Shandong (China); Sui, Hui [Shandong Laigang Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Engineering Co., Ltd, Laiwu 271133, Shandong (China); Tian, Mao-cheng, E-mail: [School of Energy and Power Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan 250061, Shandong (China)


    Highlights: • Steam–air mixture jet direct contact condensation behavior is studied numerically. • Euler–Euler two-fluid model and species model are coupled to simulated jet condensation. • Thermal phase change model is used to account for interphase mass transfer. • Gas volume fraction from simulation is corrected for comparison with experiment. • Temperature and gas volume fraction distributions agree reasonably with experimental results. - Abstract: A three dimensional model was established based on Euler–Euler two-fluid model to simulate the steam jet direct contact condensation with air involved. Condensation of steam in the gas mixture was realized using thermal phase change model. Species transport equation for the gas phase was employed to account for composition variation of the steam air mixture. The investigated gas mass flux at nozzle exit was within 300 kg/m{sup 2}/s, with non-condensable air of less than 10%. Numerical results show the steam in gas plume condenses rapidly after leaving the nozzle, until only air and a little uncondensed steam remain in the gas plume. The addition of air in the jet deteriorates the condensation heat transfer, leading temperature and void fraction around the nozzle to decrease more slowly in both axial and radial directions. Five cases of experimental results were demonstrated with three of them validating the temperature distribution and two of them validating the void fraction. The comparison between numerical and experimental results demonstrates the CFD model can predict the steam–air jet condensation process quite reasonably.Classification: K. Thermal hydraulics.

  8. PEPT: An invaluable tool for 3-D particle tracking and CFD simulation verification in hydrocyclone studies

    Hoffmann Alex C.


    Full Text Available Particle tracks in a hydrocyclone generated both experimentally by positron emission particle tracking (PEPT and numerically with Eulerian-Lagranian CFD have been studied and compared. A hydrocyclone with a cylinder-on-cone design was used in this study, the geometries used in the CFD simulations and in the experiments being identical. It is shown that it is possible to track a fast-moving particle in a hydrocyclone using PEPT with high temporal and spatial resolutions. The numerical 3-D particle trajectories were generated using the Large Eddy Simulation (LES turbulence model for the fluid and Lagrangian particle tracking for the particles. The behaviors of the particles were analyzed in detail and were found to be consistent between experiments and CFD simulations. The tracks of the particles are discussed and related to the fluid flow field visualized in the CFD simulations using the cross-sectional static pressure distribution.

  9. CFD Simulation of Fouling by Biological materials in Membrane Bioreactor

    Raziye, Ahmadi


    Full Text Available In recent years membrane bioreactors filtration is increasingly used in wastewater treatment to enhance the quality of wastewater. The main problem in preventing the widespread use of membrane bioreactor is its congestion which has a severe impact on output flux to time ratio. If solid suspensions with high concentrations exist in the wastewater, this influence will be even more severe. In addition to the suspended solids in the liquid mixture, Extracellular polymeric materials (EPS and soluble microbial products (SMP are also known as basic microbial products that cause membrane fouling. EPS can be calculated within and on the membrane which increases the viscosity of suspended solids in the liquid mixture and increases filtration resistance. SMPs cannot penetrate the pores of the ultra filtration membrane due to the limited size of the pores which would cause fouling in membrane processes. According to the above issues, providing a model that indicates the properties and conditions of formation and destruction of SMP and EPS at the same time seems necessary. In this paper, CFD simulation of biological fouling in membrane bioreactor is provided using Fluent software.

  10. Development of Kinetic Mechanisms for Next-Generation Fuels and CFD Simulation of Advanced Combustion Engines

    Pitz, William J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); McNenly, Matt J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Whitesides, Russell [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Mehl, Marco [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Killingsworth, Nick J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Westbrook, Charles K. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)


    Predictive chemical kinetic models are needed to represent next-generation fuel components and their mixtures with conventional gasoline and diesel fuels. These kinetic models will allow the prediction of the effect of alternative fuel blends in CFD simulations of advanced spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines. Enabled by kinetic models, CFD simulations can be used to optimize fuel formulations for advanced combustion engines so that maximum engine efficiency, fossil fuel displacement goals, and low pollutant emission goals can be achieved.

  11. CFD simulations of filling and emptying of hydrogen tanks



    During the filling of hydrogen tanks high temperatures can be generated inside the vessel because of the gas compression while during the emptying low temperatures can be reached because of the gas expansion. The design temperature range goes from 40 C to 85 C. Temperatures outside that range could affect the mechanical properties of the tank materials. CFD analyses of the filling and emptying processes have been performed in the HyTransfer project. To assess the accuracy of the CFD model the...

  12. CFD simulation of gas and particles combustion in biomass furnaces

    Griselin, Nicolas


    In this thesis, gas and particle combustion in biomass furnaces is investigated numerically. The aim of this thesis is to use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology as an effective computer based simulation tool to study and develop the combustion processes in biomass furnaces. A detailed model for the numerical simulation of biomass combustion in a furnace, including fixed-bed modeling, gas-phase calculation (species distribution, temperature field, flow field) and gas-solid two-phase interaction for flying burning particles is presented. This model is used to understand the mechanisms of combustion and pollutant emissions under different conditions in small scale and large scale furnaces. The code used in the computations was developed at the Division of Fluid Mechanics, LTH. The flow field in the combustion enclosure is calculated by solving the Favre-averaged Navier-Stokes equations, with standard {kappa} - {epsilon} turbulence closure, together with the energy conservation equation and species transport equations. Discrete transfer method is used for calculating the radiation source term in the energy conservation equation. Finite difference is used to solve the general form of the equation yielding solutions for gas-phase temperatures, velocities, turbulence intensities and species concentrations. The code has been extended through this work in order to include two-phase flow simulation of particles and gas combustion. The Favre-averaged gas equations are solved in a Eulerian framework while the submodels for particle motion and combustion are used in the framework of a Lagrangian approach. Numerical simulations and measurement data of unburned hydrocarbons (UHC), CO, H{sub 2}, O{sub 2} and temperature on the top of the fixed bed are used to model the amount of tar and char formed during pyrolysis and combustion of biomass fuel in the bed. Different operating conditions are examined. Numerical calculations are compared with the measured data. It is

  13. Simulation and Scale-up of Barium Sulphate Precipitation Process Using CFD Modeling

    龚俊波; 卫宏远; 王静康; JohnGarsideb


    Some empirical mixing models were used to describe the imperfect mixing in precipitation process.However, the models can not, in general, reflect the details of interactions between mixing and crystallization in a vessel. In this study, CFD (computational fluid dynamics) technique were developed by simulating the precipitation of barium sulphate in stirred tanks by integration of population balance equations with a CFD solver. Two typical impellers, Rushton and pitched blade turbines, were employed for agitation. The influence of feed concentration and position on crystal product properties was investigated by CFD simulation. The scale-up of these precipitators was systematically studied. Significant effect on the crystal properties was found for the scale-up under some conditions.Keywords simulation, scale up, precipitation, CFD(computational fluid dynamics)

  14. Lime Kiln Modeling. CFD and One-dimensional simulations

    Svedin, Kristoffer; Ivarsson, Christofer; Lundborg, Rickard


    The incentives for burning alternative fuels in lime kilns are growing. An increasing demand on thorough investigations of alternative fuel impact on lime kiln performance have been recognized, and the purpose of this project has been to develop a lime kiln CFD model with the possibility to fire fuel oil and lignin. The second part of the project consists of three technical studies. Simulated data from a one-dimensional steady state program has been used to support theories on the impact of biofuels and lime mud dryness. The CFD simulations was carried out in the commercial code FLUENT. Due to difficulties with the convergence of the model the calcination reaction is not included. The model shows essential differences between the two fuels. Lignin gives a different flame shape and a longer flame length compared to fuel oil. Mainly this depends on how the fuel is fed into the combustion chamber and how much combustion air that is added as primary and secondary air. In the case of lignin combustion the required amount of air is more than in the fuel oil case. This generates more combustion gas and a different flow pattern is created. Based on the values from turbulent reaction rate for the different fuels an estimated flame length can be obtained. For fuel oil the combustion is very intense with a sharp peak in the beginning and a rapid decrease. For lignin the combustion starts not as intense as for the fuel oil case and has a smoother shape. The flame length appears to be approximately 2-3 meter longer for lignin than for fuel oil based on turbulent reaction rate in the computational simulations. The first technical study showed that there are many benefits of increasing dry solids content in the lime mud going into a kiln such as increased energy efficiency, reduced TRS, and reduced sodium in the kiln. However, data from operating kilns indicates that these benefits can be offset by increasing exit gas temperature that can limit kiln production capacity. Simulated

  15. Lime Kiln Modeling. CFD and One-dimensional simulations

    Svedin, Kristoffer; Ivarsson, Christofer; Lundborg, Rickard


    The incentives for burning alternative fuels in lime kilns are growing. An increasing demand on thorough investigations of alternative fuel impact on lime kiln performance have been recognized, and the purpose of this project has been to develop a lime kiln CFD model with the possibility to fire fuel oil and lignin. The second part of the project consists of three technical studies. Simulated data from a one-dimensional steady state program has been used to support theories on the impact of biofuels and lime mud dryness. The CFD simulations was carried out in the commercial code FLUENT. Due to difficulties with the convergence of the model the calcination reaction is not included. The model shows essential differences between the two fuels. Lignin gives a different flame shape and a longer flame length compared to fuel oil. Mainly this depends on how the fuel is fed into the combustion chamber and how much combustion air that is added as primary and secondary air. In the case of lignin combustion the required amount of air is more than in the fuel oil case. This generates more combustion gas and a different flow pattern is created. Based on the values from turbulent reaction rate for the different fuels an estimated flame length can be obtained. For fuel oil the combustion is very intense with a sharp peak in the beginning and a rapid decrease. For lignin the combustion starts not as intense as for the fuel oil case and has a smoother shape. The flame length appears to be approximately 2-3 meter longer for lignin than for fuel oil based on turbulent reaction rate in the computational simulations. The first technical study showed that there are many benefits of increasing dry solids content in the lime mud going into a kiln such as increased energy efficiency, reduced TRS, and reduced sodium in the kiln. However, data from operating kilns indicates that these benefits can be offset by increasing exit gas temperature that can limit kiln production capacity. Simulated

  16. CFD simulation analysis and research based on engine air intake system of automotive

    Liu, Xia; Yan, Hua Jin; Tian, Ning; Zhao, GuoQi


    Traditional method for the design of automotive engine intake system has many issues, such as period, high costs, energy consumption and so on. The paper utilized one kind of CFD numerical simulation analysis based on the basic theory of CFD. It use the three-dimensional geometry modal grid, computational modeling and model analysis to identify the turbulence due to unreasonable design of air filter inlet position, and then through the test to verify the correctness of the results of CFD calculations. It provide a theoretical basis for the intake system structural optimization.

  17. CFD Simulation of Personal Exposure to Contaminant Sources in Ventilated Rooms

    Brohus, Henrik

    In this study Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to predict the personal exposure to contaminant sources in a ventilated room. A CFD model of a person is located in a displacement ventilated room as well as in a mixing ventilated room. The personal exposure to different contaminant sources...... is simulated, taking both the concentration gradients and the local influence of the person into account....

  18. Simulation and Aerodynamic Analysis of the Flow Around the Sailplane Using CFD Techniques

    Sebastian Marian ZAHARIA


    Full Text Available In this paper, it was described the analysis and simulation process using the CFD technique and the phenomena that shows up in the engineering aero-spatial practice, directing the studies of simulation for the air flows around sailplane. The analysis and aerodynamic simulations using Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques (CFD are well set as instruments in the development process of an aeronautical product. The simulation techniques of fluid flow helps engineers to understand the physical phenomena that take place in the product design since its prototype faze and in the same time allows for the optimization of aeronautical products’ performance concerning certain design criteria.

  19. CFD simulation of coal and straw co-firing

    Junker, Helle; Hvid, Søren L.; Larsen, Ejvind;

    This paper presents the results of a major R&D program with the objective to develop CFD based tools to assess the impact of biomass co-firing in suspension fired pulverized coal power plants. The models have been developed through a series of Danish research projects with the overall objective t...

  20. CFD Simulations of Contaminant Transport between two Breathing Persons

    Bjørn, Erik; Nielsen, Peter V.

    Experiments have shown that exhalation from one person is able to penetrate the breathing zone of another person at a distance. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to investigate the dependency of the personal exposure on some physical parameters, namely: Pulmonary ventilation rate...

  1. Validation of Boundary Conditions for CFD Simulations on Ventilated Rooms

    Topp, Claus; Jensen, Rasmus Lund; Pedersen, D.N.


    The application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for ventilation research and design of ventilation systems has increased during the recent years. This paper provides an investigation of direct description of boundary conditions for a complex inlet diffuser and a heated surface. A series of ...

  2. CFD Modeling of the Multipurpose Hydrogen Test Bed (MHTB) Self-Pressurization and Spray Bar Mixing Experiments in Normal Gravity: Effect of the Accommodation Coefficient on the Tank Pressure

    Kartuzova, Olga; Kassemi, Mohammad


    A CFD model for simulating the self-pressurization of a large scale liquid hydrogen storage tank is utilized in this paper to model the MHTB self-pressurization experiment. The kinetics-based Schrage equation is used to account for the evaporative and condensi ng interfacial mass flows in this model. The effect of the accommodation coefficient for calculating the interfacial mass transfer rate on the tank pressure during tank selfpressurization is studied. The values of the accommodation coefficient which were considered in this study vary from 1.0e-3 to 1.0e-1 for the explicit VOF model and from 1.0e-4 to 1.0e-3 for the implicit VOF model. The ullage pressure evolutions are compared against experimental data. A CFD model for controlling pressure in cryogenic storage tanks by spraying cold liquid into the ullage is also presented. The Euler-Lagrange approach is utilized for tracking the spray droplets and for modeling the interaction between the droplets and the continuous phase (ullage). The spray model is coupled with the VOF model by performing particle tracking in the ullage, removing particles from the ullage when they reach the interface, and then adding their contributions to the liquid. Droplet-ullage heat and mass transfer are modeled. The flow, temperature, and interfacial mass flux, as well as droplets trajectories, size distribution and temperatures predicted by the model are presented. The ul lage pressure and vapor temperature evolutions are compared with experimental data obtained from the MHTB spray bar mixing experiment. The effect of the accommodation coefficient for calculating the interfacial and droplet mass transfer rates on the tank pressure during mixing of the vapor using spray is studied. The values used for the accommodation coefficient at the interface vary from 1.0e-5 to 1.0e-2. The droplet accommodation coefficient values vary from 2.0e-6 to 1.0e-4.

  3. CFD-DEM simulations of current-induced dune formation and morphological evolution

    Sun, Rui; Xiao, Heng


    Understanding the fundamental mechanisms of sediment transport, particularly those during the formation and evolution of bedforms, is of critical scientific importance and has engineering relevance. Traditional approaches of sediment transport simulations heavily rely on empirical models, which are not able to capture the physics-rich, regime-dependent behaviors of the process. With the increase of available computational resources in the past decade, CFD-DEM (computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method) has emerged as a viable high-fidelity method for the study of sediment transport. However, a comprehensive, quantitative study of the generation and migration of different sediment bed patterns using CFD-DEM is still lacking. In this work, current-induced sediment transport problems in a wide range of regimes are simulated, including 'flat bed in motion', 'small dune', 'vortex dune' and suspended transport. Simulations are performed by using SediFoam, an open-source, massively parallel CFD-DEM solver developed by the authors. This is a general-purpose solver for particle-laden flows tailed for particle transport problems. Validation tests are performed to demonstrate the capability of CFD-DEM in the full range of sediment transport regimes. Comparison of simulation results with experimental and numerical benchmark data demonstrates the merits of CFD-DEM approach. In addition, the improvements of the present simulations over existing studies using CFD-DEM are presented. The present solver gives more accurate prediction of sediment transport rate by properly accounting for the influence of particle volume fraction on the fluid flow. In summary, this work demonstrates that CFD-DEM is a promising particle-resolving approach for probing the physics of current-induced sediment transport.

  4. CFD simulation and experimental validation of a GM type double inlet pulse tube refrigerator

    Banjare, Y. P.; Sahoo, R. K.; Sarangi, S. K.


    Pulse tube refrigerator has the advantages of long life and low vibration over the conventional cryocoolers, such as GM and stirling coolers because of the absence of moving parts in low temperature. This paper performs a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulation of a GM type double inlet pulse tube refrigerator (DIPTR) vertically aligned, operating under a variety of thermal boundary conditions. A commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software package, Fluent 6.1 is used to model the oscillating flow inside a pulse tube refrigerator. The simulation represents fully coupled systems operating in steady-periodic mode. The externally imposed boundary conditions are sinusoidal pressure inlet by user defined function at one end of the tube and constant temperature or heat flux boundaries at the external walls of the cold-end heat exchangers. The experimental method to evaluate the optimum parameters of DIPTR is difficult. On the other hand, developing a computer code for CFD analysis is equally complex. The objectives of the present investigations are to ascertain the suitability of CFD based commercial package, Fluent for study of energy and fluid flow in DIPTR and to validate the CFD simulation results with available experimental data. The general results, such as the cool down behaviours of the system, phase relation between mass flow rate and pressure at cold end, the temperature profile along the wall of the cooler and refrigeration load are presented for different boundary conditions of the system. The results confirm that CFD based Fluent simulations are capable of elucidating complex periodic processes in DIPTR. The results also show that there is an excellent agreement between CFD simulation results and experimental results.

  5. Numerical Simulation of Bird Flight Using Both CFD and Computational Flight Dynamics

    Ueno, Yosuke; Nakamura, Yoshiaki

    A numerical simulation method taking into account both aerodynamics and flight dynamics has been developed to simulate the flight of a low speed flying object, where it undergoes unsteady deformation. This method can also be applied to simulate the unsteady motion of small vehicles such as micro air vehicles (MAV). In the present study, we take up a bird and demonstrate its flight in the air. In particular the effect of fluid forces on the bird's flying motion is examined in detail, based on CFD×CFD: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Flight Dynamics. It is found from simulated results that this bird can generate lift and thrust enough to fly by flapping its wing. In addition, it can make a level flight by adjusting its oscillation frequency. Thus, the present method is promising to study the aerodynamics and flight dynamics of a moving object with its shape morphing.

  6. Large Eddy Simulation for Dispersed Bubbly Flows: A Review

    M. T. Dhotre


    Full Text Available Large eddy simulations (LES of dispersed gas-liquid flows for the prediction of flow patterns and its applications have been reviewed. The published literature in the last ten years has been analysed on a coherent basis, and the present status has been brought out for the LES Euler-Euler and Euler-Lagrange approaches. Finally, recommendations for the use of LES in dispersed gas liquid flows have been made.

  7. The fractional-nonlinear robotic manipulator: Modeling and dynamic simulations

    David, S. A.; Balthazar, J. M.; Julio, B. H. S.; Oliveira, C.


    In this paper, we applied the Riemann-Liouville approach and the fractional Euler-Lagrange equations in order to obtain the fractional-order nonlinear dynamics equations of a two link robotic manipulator. The aformentioned equations have been simulated for several cases involving: integer and non-integer order analysis, with and without external forcing acting and some different initial conditions. The fractional nonlinear governing equations of motion are coupled and the time evolution of the angular positions and the phase diagrams have been plotted to visualize the effect of fractional order approach. The new contribution of this work arises from the fact that the dynamics equations of a two link robotic manipulator have been modeled with the fractional Euler-Lagrange dynamics approach. The results reveal that the fractional-nonlinear robotic manipulator can exhibit different and curious behavior from those obtained with the standard dynamical system and can be useful for a better understanding and control of such nonlinear systems.

  8. Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of a Rotational Inverted Pendulum

    Duart, J. L.; Montero, B.; Ospina, P. A.; González, E.


    This paper presents an alternative way to the dynamic modeling of a rotational inverted pendulum using the classic mechanics known as Euler-Lagrange allows to find motion equations that describe our model. It also has a design of the basic model of the system in SolidWorks software, which based on the material and dimensions of the model provides some physical variables necessary for modeling. In order to verify the theoretical results, It was made a contrast between the solutions obtained by simulation SimMechanics-Matlab and the system of equations Euler-Lagrange, solved through ODE23tb method included in Matlab bookstores for solving equations systems of the type and order obtained. This article comprises a pendulum trajectory analysis by a phase space diagram that allows the identification of stable and unstable regions of the system.

  9. Time Accurate CFD Simulations of the Orion Launch Abort Vehicle in the Transonic Regime

    Ruf, Joseph; Rojahn, Josh


    Significant asymmetries in the fluid dynamics were calculated for some cases in the CFD simulations of the Orion Launch Abort Vehicle through its abort trajectories. The CFD simulations were performed steady state with symmetric boundary conditions and geometries. The trajectory points at issue were in the transonic regime, at 0 and 5 angles of attack with the Abort Motors with and without the Attitude Control Motors (ACM) firing. In some of the cases the asymmetric fluid dynamics resulted in aerodynamic side forces that were large enough that would overcome the control authority of the ACMs. MSFC s Fluid Dynamics Group supported the investigation into the cause of the flow asymmetries with time accurate CFD simulations, utilizing a hybrid RANS-LES turbulence model. The results show that the flow over the vehicle and the subsequent interaction with the AB and ACM motor plumes were unsteady. The resulting instantaneous aerodynamic forces were oscillatory with fairly large magnitudes. Time averaged aerodynamic forces were essentially symmetric.

  10. CFD-DEM Simulations of Current-Induced Dune Formation and Morphological Evolution

    Sun, Rui


    Understanding the fundamental mechanisms of sediment transport, particularly those during the formation and evolution of bedforms, is of critical scientific importance and has engineering relevance. Traditional approaches of sediment transport simulations heavily rely on empirical models, which are not able to capture the physics-rich, regime-dependent behaviors of the process. With the increase of available computational resources in the past decade, CFD-DEM (computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method) has emerged as a viable high-fidelity method for the study of sediment transport. However, a comprehensive, quantitative study of the generation and migration of different sediment bed patterns using CFD-DEM is still lacking. In this work, current-induced sediment transport problems in a wide range of regimes are simulated, including 'flat bed in motion', `small dune', `vortex dune' and suspended transport. Simulations are performed by using SediFoam, an open-source, massively parallel CFD-DEM solver...

  11. Development of a compartment model based on CFD simulations for description of mixing in bioreactors

    Crine, M.


    Full Text Available Understanding and modeling the complex interactions between biological reaction and hydrodynamics are a key problem when dealing with bioprocesses. It is fundamental to be able to accurately predict the hydrodynamics behavior of bioreactors of different size and its interaction with the biological reaction. CFD can provide detailed modeling about hydrodynamics and mixing. However, it is computationally intensive, especially when reactions are taken into account. Another way to predict hydrodynamics is the use of "Compartment" or "Multi-zone" models which are much less demanding in computation time than CFD. However, compartments and fluxes between them are often defined by considering global quantities not representative of the flow. To overcome the limitations of these two methods, a solution is to combine compartment modeling and CFD simulations. Therefore, the aim of this study is to develop a methodology in order to propose a compartment model based on CFD simulations of a bioreactor. The flow rate between two compartments can be easily computed from the velocity fields obtained by CFD. The difficulty lies in the definition of the zones in such a way they can be considered as perfectly mixed. The creation of the model compartments from CFD cells can be achieved manually or automatically. The manual zoning consists in aggregating CFD cells according to the user's wish. The automatic zoning defines compartments as regions within which the value of one or several properties are uniform with respect to a given tolerance. Both manual and automatic zoning methods have been developed and compared by simulating the mixing of an inert scalar. For the automatic zoning, several algorithms and different flow properties have been tested as criteria for the compartment creation.

  12. CFD Simulation of Liquid-solid Multiphase Flow in Mud Mixer

    T.Y. Kim


    Full Text Available In the present study, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD simulation was performed to analyze the mixing phenomena associated with multi-phase flow in a mud mixing system. For the validation of CFD simulation, firstly a liquid-solid multiphase flow inside horizontal pipe was simulated and compared with the experiments and other numerical simulations. And then, the multiphase flow simulation was carried out for the mud mixer in the drilling handling system in order to understand mixing phenomena and predict the mixing efficiency. For the modeling and simulation, a commercial software, STAR-CCM+, based on a finite-volume method (FVM was adopted. The simulation results for liquid-solid flow inside the pipe shows a good agreement with the experimental data. With the same multiphase model, the simulation for mud mixer is performed under the generalized boundary condition and then pressure drop through the mud mixer will be discussed.

  13. Preliminary Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation of EIIB Push Barge in Shallow Water

    Beneš, Petr; Kollárik, Róbert


    This study presents preliminary CFD simulation of EIIb push barge in inland conditions using CFD software Ansys Fluent. The RANSE (Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes Equation) methods are used for the viscosity solution of turbulent flow around the ship hull. Different RANSE methods are used for the comparison of their results in ship resistance calculations, for selecting the appropriate and removing inappropriate methods. This study further familiarizes on the creation of geometrical model which considers exact water depth to vessel draft ratio in shallow water conditions, grid generation, setting mathematical model in Fluent and evaluation of the simulations results.

  14. Application perspectives of simulation techniques CFD in nuclear power plants; Perspectivas de aplicacion de tecnicas de modelado CFD en plantas nucleoelectricas

    Galindo G, I. F., E-mail: [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Reforma No. 113, Col. Palmira, 62490 Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)


    The scenarios simulation in nuclear power plants is usually carried out with system codes that are based on concentrated parameters networks. However situations exist in some components where the flow is predominantly 3-D, as they are the natural circulation, mixed and stratification phenomena. The simulation techniques of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have the potential to simulate these flows numerically. The use of CFD simulations embraces many branches of the engineering and continues growing, however, in relation to its application with respect to the problems related with the safety in nuclear power plants, has a smaller development, although is accelerating quickly and is expected that in the future they play a more emphasized paper in the analyses. A main obstacle to be able to achieve a general acceptance of the CFD is that the simulations should have very complete validation studies, sometimes not available. In this article a general panorama of the state of the methods application CFD in nuclear power plants is presented and the problem associated to its routine application and acceptance, including the view point of the regulatory authorities. Application examples are revised in those that the CFD offers real benefits and are also presented two illustrative study cases of the application of CFD techniques. The case of a water recipient with a heat source in its interior, similar to spent fuel pool of a nuclear power plant is presented firstly; and later the case of the Boron dilution of a water volume that enters to a nuclear reactor is presented. We can conclude that the CFD technology represents a very important opportunity to improve the phenomena understanding with a strong component 3-D and to contribute in the uncertainty reduction. (Author)

  15. Transient CFD simulation of a Francis turbine startup

    Nicolle, J.; Morissette, J. F.; Giroux, A. M.


    To assess the life expectancy of hydraulic turbines, it is essential to obtain the loading on the blades, especially during transient operations known to be the most damaging. This paper presents a simplified CFD setup to model the startup phase of a Francis turbine while it goes from rest to speed no-load condition. The fluid domain included one distributor sector coupled with one runner passage. The guide vane motion and change in the angular velocity were included in a commercial code with user functions. Comparisons between numerical results and measurements acquired on a full-size turbine showed that most of the flow physics occurring during startup were captured.

  16. 2-Dimensional CFD Simulation and Correlation Development for Optimization of Fin Heatsinks in Electronic Cooling

    Jing YANG; Li WANG; Huazhi LI


    CFD has penetrated into the field of electronic cooling for some time. Both parallel and staggered plate fin heatsinks are widely used in modern computers. This paper presents the ways to make most use of CFD in optimization design of those heatsinks: the flow and heat transfer of staggered and parallel plate fm heatsinks of various geometry were simulated by using Fluent 5.0 commercial CFD code. Based on 60 different simulation solutions, two correlations, concerning Nusselt number and friction factor as the functions of geometrical and operational parameters of the heatsinks were developed. The presentation parameter examination was also performed by comparing the numerical solutions with the analytical solutions of parallel plate arrays, showing that the correct parameters are used in the correlations.

  17. Diffuser Optimation at Exhaust System with Catalytic Converter for 110 cc Mopet with Fluid Flow CFD Simulation

    Tresna Soemardi


    Full Text Available CFD simulation used to get behavior of exhaust gas through catalyst, this result will be used to optimize geometry form to perform uniform stream distribution to catalyst, and CFD Simulation will used to analyze backpressure that happened at the model.

  18. Cavitation modeling for steady-state CFD simulations

    Hanimann, L.; Mangani, L.; Casartelli, E.; Widmer, M.


    Cavitation in hydraulic turbomachines is an important phenomenon to be considered for performance predictions. Correct analysis of the cavitation onset and its effect on the flow field while diminishing the pressure level need therefore to be investigated. Even if cavitation often appears as an unsteady phenomenon, the capability to compute it in a steady state formulation for the design and assessment phase in the product development process is very useful for the engineer. In the present paper the development and corresponding application of a steady state CFD solver is presented, based on the open source toolbox OpenFOAM®. In the first part a review of different cavitation models is presented. Adopting the mixture-type cavitation approach, various models are investigated and developed in a steady state CFD RANS solver. Particular attention is given to the coupling between cavitation and turbulence models as well as on the underlying numerical procedure, especially the integration in the pressure- correction step of pressure-based solvers, which plays an important role in the stability of the procedure. The performance of the proposed model is initially assessed on simple cases available in the open literature. In a second step results for different applications are presented, ranging from airfoils to pumps.

  19. Simulation of a MW rotor equipped with vortex generators using CFD and an actuator shape model

    Troldborg, Niels; Zahle, Frederik; Sørensen, Niels N.


    This article presents a comparison of CFD simulations of the DTU 10 MW reference wind turbine with and without vortex generators installed on the inboard part of the blades. The vortex generators are modelled by introducing body forces determined using a modified version of the so-called BAY mode...

  20. A Coupled VOF-Eulerian Multiphase CFD Model to Simulate Breaking Wave Impacts on Offshore Structures

    Tomaselli, Pietro; Christensen, Erik Damgaard


    Breaking wave-induced loads on offshore structures can be extremely severe. The air entrainment mechanism during the breaking process plays a not well-known role in the exerted forces. This paper present a CFD solver, developed in the Open-FOAM environment, capable of simulating the wave breaking...

  1. Capabilities of Numerical Simulation of Multiphase Flows in Centrifugal Pumps using Modern CFD Software

    Kochevsky, A N


    The paper describes capabilities of numerical simulation of liquid flows with solid and/or gas admixtures in centrifugal pumps using modern commercial CFD software packages, with the purpose to predict performance curves of the pumps treating such media. In particular, the approaches and multiphase flow models available in the package CFX-5 are described; their advantages and disadvantages are analyzed.

  2. Comparison of CFD Simulations with Experimental Measurements of Nozzle Clogging in Continuous Casting of Steels

    Mohammadi-Ghaleni, Mahdi; Asle Zaeem, Mohsen; Smith, Jeffrey D.; O'Malley, Ronald


    Measurements of clog deposit thickness on the interior surfaces of a commercial continuous casting nozzle are compared with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) predictions of melt flow patterns and particle-wall interactions to identify the mechanisms of nozzle clogging. A submerged entry nozzle received from industry was encased in epoxy and carefully sectioned to allow measurement of the deposit thickness on the internal surfaces of the nozzle. CFD simulations of melt flow patterns and particle behavior inside the nozzle were performed by combining the Eulerian-Lagrangian approach and detached eddy simulation turbulent model, matching the geometry and operating conditions of the industrial test. The CFD results indicated that convergent areas of the interior cross section of the nozzle increased the velocity and turbulence of the flowing steel inside the nozzle and decreased the clog deposit thickness locally in these areas. CFD simulations also predicted a higher rate of attachment of particles in the divergent area between two convergent sections of the nozzle, which matched the observations made in the industrial nozzle measurements.

  3. Comparison of CFD Simulations with Experimental Measurements of Nozzle Clogging in Continuous Casting of Steels

    Mohammadi-Ghaleni, Mahdi; Asle Zaeem, Mohsen; Smith, Jeffrey D.; O'Malley, Ronald


    Measurements of clog deposit thickness on the interior surfaces of a commercial continuous casting nozzle are compared with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) predictions of melt flow patterns and particle-wall interactions to identify the mechanisms of nozzle clogging. A submerged entry nozzle received from industry was encased in epoxy and carefully sectioned to allow measurement of the deposit thickness on the internal surfaces of the nozzle. CFD simulations of melt flow patterns and particle behavior inside the nozzle were performed by combining the Eulerian-Lagrangian approach and detached eddy simulation turbulent model, matching the geometry and operating conditions of the industrial test. The CFD results indicated that convergent areas of the interior cross section of the nozzle increased the velocity and turbulence of the flowing steel inside the nozzle and decreased the clog deposit thickness locally in these areas. CFD simulations also predicted a higher rate of attachment of particles in the divergent area between two convergent sections of the nozzle, which matched the observations made in the industrial nozzle measurements.

  4. CFD simulation of a 2 bladed multi megawatt wind turbine with flexible rotor connection

    Klein, L.; Luhmann, B.; Rösch, K.-N.; Lutz, T.; Cheng, P.-W.; Krämer, E.


    An innovative passive load reduction concept for a two bladed 3.4 MW wind turbine is investigated by a conjoint CFD and MBS - BEM methodology. The concept consists of a flexible hub mount which allows a tumbling motion of the rotor. First, the system is simulated with a MBS tool coupled to a BEM code. Then, the resulting motion of the rotor is extracted from the simulation and applied on the CFD simulation as prescribed motion. The aerodynamic results show a significant load reduction on the support structure. Hub pitching and yawing moment amplitudes are reduced by more than 50% in a vertically sheared inflow. Furthermore, the suitability of the MBS - BEM approach for the simulation of the load reduction system is shown.

  5. Design and CFD Simulation of the Drift Eliminators in Comparison with PIV Results

    Stodůlka Jiří


    Full Text Available Drift eliminators are the essential part of all modern cooling towers preventing significant losses of liquid water escaping to the enviroment. These eliminators need to be effective in terms of water capture but on the other hand causing only minimal pressure loss as well. A new type of such eliminator was designed and numerically simulated using CFD tools. Results of the simulation are compared with PIV visulisation on the prototype model.

  6. CFD simulation of anaerobic digester with variable sewage sludge rheology.

    Craig, K J; Nieuwoudt, M N; Niemand, L J


    A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model that evaluates mechanical mixing in a full-scale anaerobic digester was developed to investigate the influence of sewage sludge rheology on the steady-state digester performance. Mechanical mixing is provided through an impeller located in a draft tube. Use is made of the Multiple Reference Frame model to incorporate the rotating impeller. The non-Newtonian sludge is modeled using the Hershel-Bulkley law because of the yield stress present in the fluid. Water is also used as modeling fluid to illustrate the significant non-Newtonian effects of sewage sludge on mixing patterns. The variation of the sewage sludge rheology as a result of the digestion process is considered to determine its influence on both the required impeller torque and digester mixing patterns. It was found that when modeling the fluid with the Hershel-Bulkley law, the high slope of the sewage stress-strain curve at high shear rates causes significant viscous torque on the impeller surface. Although the overall fluid shear stress property is reduced during digestion, this slope is increased with sludge age, causing an increase in impeller torque for digested sludge due to the high strain rates caused by the pumping impeller. Consideration should be given to using the Bingham law to deal with high strain rates. The overall mixing flow patterns of the digested sludge do however improve slightly. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. CFD simulation of flow-induced vibration of an elastically supported airfoil

    Šidlof Petr


    Full Text Available Flow-induced vibration of lifting or control surfaces in aircraft may lead to catastrophic consequences. Under certain circumstances, the interaction between the airflow and the elastic structure may lead to instability with energy transferred from the airflow to the structure and with exponentially increasing amplitudes of the structure. In the current work, a CFD simulation of an elastically supported NACA0015 airfoil with two degrees of freedom (pitch and plunge coupled with 2D incompressible airflow is presented. The geometry of the airfoil, mass, moment of inertia, location of the centroid, linear and torsional stiffness was matched to properties of a physical airfoil model used for wind-tunnel measurements. The simulations were run within the OpenFOAM computational package. The results of the CFD simulations were compared with the experimental data.

  8. CFD simulation of a screw compressor including leakage flows and rotor heating

    Spille-Kohoff, Andreas, Dr.; Hesse, Jan; El Shorbagy, Ahmed


    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations have promising potential to become an important part in the development process of positive displacement (PD) machines. CFD delivers deep insights into the flow and thermodynamic behaviour of PD machines. However, the numerical simulation of such machines is more complex compared to dynamic pumps like turbines or fans. The fluid transport in size-changing chambers with very small clearances between the rotors, and between rotors and casing, demands complex meshes that change with each time step. Additionally, the losses due to leakage flows and the heat transfer to the rotors need high-quality meshes so that automatic remeshing is almost impossible. In this paper, setup steps and results for the simulation of a dry screw compressor are shown. The rotating parts are meshed with TwinMesh, a special hexahedral meshing program for gear pumps, gerotors, lobe pumps and screw compressors. In particular, these meshes include axial and radial clearances between housing and rotors, and beside the fluid volume the rotor solids are also meshed. The CFD simulation accounts for gas flow with compressibility and turbulence effects, heat transfer between gas and rotors, and leakage flows through the clearances. We show time- resolved results for torques, forces, interlobe pressure, mass flow, and heat flow between gas and rotors, as well as time- and space-resolved results for pressure, velocity, temperature etc. for different discharge ports and working points of the screw compressor. These results are also used as thermal loads for deformation simulations of the rotors.

  9. CFD simulations of separate effects in an HTGR lower plenum under air ingress condition

    Gregor, Karel, E-mail: [Czech Technical University in Prague, Technicka 4, 160 00, Praha 6 (Czech Republic); Dostal, Vaclav [Czech Technical University in Prague, Technicka 4, 160 00, Praha 6 (Czech Republic)


    The local heat transfer in an HTGR lower plenum is investigated at the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague with collaboration with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). NRC has initiated efforts to build a technical infrastructure necessary to support licensing activities for HTGR's. These efforts include the development and evaluation of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools to analyze the system during various conditions. In this case air ingress condition is investigated. The local heat transfer under air ingress condition is strongly affected by the physical phenomena such as molecular diffusion and natural circulation. These separate effects are not yet well understood. Therefore, in the first phase of research it is necessary to perform separate-effects simulations. The CFD solver is exercised and the results are compared with experimental data. The separate-effect benchmarking of the CFD code includes simulations of two separate phases of the JAERI experiments: isothermal molecular diffusion of a binary gas mixture and non-isothermal diffusion and natural circulation of a binary gas mixture. Computational model of experimental apparatus consists of a vertical inverted U-tube connected at the bottom to a cylindrical tank. Commercial CFD solver Fluent 6.3 was used for the simulations. The influence of the size of computational mesh and length of time step of unsteady solver was studied. For the simulation of isothermal molecular diffusion the coarser mesh with about 9000 hexahedral cells was suitable. The length of time step about 0.05 s seems to be optimal. The non-isothermal diffusion and natural circulation simulations were made and compared with experimental data. The onset time of the natural circulation was simulated in good agreement with experiment with small deviation of 2.3%.

  10. CFD Simulation of Thermal-Hydraulic Benchmark V1000CT-2 Using ANSYS CFX

    Thomas Höhne


    Full Text Available Plant measured data from VVER-1000 coolant mixing experiments were used within the OECD/NEA and AER coupled code benchmarks for light water reactors to test and validate computational fluid dynamic (CFD codes. The task is to compare the various calculations with measured data, using specified boundary conditions and core power distributions. The experiments, which are provided for CFD validation, include single loop cooling down or heating-up by disturbing the heat transfer in the steam generator through the steam valves at low reactor power and with all main coolant pumps in operation. CFD calculations have been performed using a numerical grid model of 4.7 million tetrahedral elements. The Best Practice Guidelines in using CFD in nuclear reactor safety applications has been used. Different advanced turbulence models were utilized in the numerical simulation. The results show a clear sector formation of the affected loop at the downcomer, lower plenum and core inlet, which corresponds to the measured values. The maximum local values of the relative temperature rise in the calculation are in the same range of the experiment. Due to this result, it is now possible to improve the mixing models which are usually used in system codes.

  11. CFD simulations of a hydrocyclone in absence of an air core

    Delgadillo J.A.


    Full Text Available Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD is a versatile means to predict the characteristics of flow in fluid mechanics problems under a wide range of design and operating conditions . Applying the CFD in many engineering fields alleviates the problem of the usual engineering design. Recent advance in computational methods and computer technology make CFD an efficient means to study the dynamics of many physical systems. CFD simulations use three dimensional grid and the Reynolds Stress Model (RSM to investigate the flow without air core in a 6˝ hydrocyclone have been conducted using FLUENT. The numerical results are compared with the experimental data related to the Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA measurements of velocity. In the experimental study, a new procedure is developed to reorient the laser beams that permit one to measure two velocity components at a single point using LDA. The conclusion developed from these experiments enables one to use the LDA directly in the hydrocyclone wall without recourse to auxiliary attachments such as an enclosing box that usually used to minimize the refraction effects of laser beams which are caused by the curved solid wall of the hydrocyclone and the refractive index of the test medium.

  12. CFD Simulation of Polydispersed Bubbly Two-Phase Flow around an Obstacle

    E. Krepper


    Full Text Available This paper concerns the model of a polydispersed bubble population in the frame of an ensemble averaged two-phase flow formulation. The ability of the moment density approach to represent bubble population size distribution within a multi-dimensional CFD code based on the two-fluid model is studied. Two different methods describing the polydispersion are presented: (i a moment density method, developed at IRSN, to model the bubble size distribution function and (ii a population balance method considering several different velocity fields of the gaseous phase. The first method is implemented in the Neptune_CFD code, whereas the second method is implemented in the CFD code ANSYS/CFX. Both methods consider coalescence and breakup phenomena and momentum interphase transfers related to drag and lift forces. Air-water bubbly flows in a vertical pipe with obstacle of the TOPFLOW experiments series performed at FZD are then used as simulations test cases. The numerical results, obtained with Neptune_CFD and with ANSYS/CFX, allow attesting the validity of the approaches. Perspectives concerning the improvement of the models, their validation, as well as the extension of their applicability range are discussed.

  13. CFD simulation on Kappel propeller with a hull wake field

    Shin, Keun Woo; Andersen, Poul; Møller Bering, Rasmus


    -water characteristics. The hull wake field is simulated without the propeller flow to check whether it is preserved at the propeller plane or not. Propeller flow simulations are made with mean axial wake varying only along the radius (i.e. circumferentially uniform), whole axial wake and upstream transverse wake...

  14. Fluid-structure interaction computations for geometrically resolved rotor simulations using CFD

    Heinz, Joachim Christian; Sørensen, Niels N.; Zahle, Frederik


    This paper presents a newly developed high-fidelity fluid–structure interaction simulation tool for geometrically resolved rotor simulations of wind turbines. The tool consists of a partitioned coupling between the structural part of the aero-elastic solver HAWC2 and the finite volume computational...... fluid dynamics (CFD) solver EllipSys3D. The paper shows that the implemented loose coupling scheme, despite a non-conservative force transfer, maintains a sufficient numerical stability and a second-order time accuracy. The use of a strong coupling is found to be redundant. In a first test case......, the newly developed coupling between HAWC2 and EllipSys3D (HAWC2CFD) is utilized to compute the aero-elastic response of the NREL 5-MW reference wind turbine (RWT) under normal operational conditions. A comparison with the low-fidelity but state-of-the-art aero-elastic solver HAWC2 reveals a very good...

  15. Comparison of Engineering Wake Models with CFD Simulations

    Andersen, Søren Juhl; Sørensen, Jens Nørkær; Ivanell, S.;


    The engineering wake models by Jensen [1] and Frandsen et al. [2] are assessed for different scenarios simulated using Large Eddy Simulation and the Actuator Line method implemented in the Navier-Stokes equations. The scenarios include the far wake behind a single wind turbine, a long row...... of turbines in an atmospheric boundary layer, idealised cases of an infinitely long row of wind turbines and infinite wind farms with three different spacings. Both models include a wake expansion factor, which is calibrated to fit the simulated wake velocities. The analysis highlights physical deficiencies...


    PAN Yu-cun; ZHANG Huai-xin; ZHOU Qi-dou


    The submarine Hydrodynamic coefficients are predicted by numerical simulations.Steady and unsteady Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulations are carried out to numerically simulate the oblique towing experiment and the Planar Motion Mechanism (PMM) experiment performed on the SUBOFF submarine model.The dynamic mesh method is adopted to simulate the maneuvering motions of pure heaving,pure swaying,pure pitching and pure yawing.The hydrodynamic forces and moments acting on the maneuvering submarine are obtained.Consequently,by analyzing these results,the hydrodynamic coefficients of the submarine maneuvering motions can be determined.The computational results are verified by comparison with experimental data,which show that this method can be used to estimate the hydrodynamic derivatives of a fully appended submarine.

  17. Applications of traditional pump design theory to artificial heart and CFD simulation

    Yingpeng WANG; Xinwei SONG; Chuntong YING


    A novel heart pump model was obtained by improving the traditional axial pump design theory with the consideration of working and hydraulic situations for artificial hearts. The pump head range and the velocity triangle were introduced and an iterative approach was utilized for the initial model. Moreover, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations were performed to determine relevant model parameters. The results show that this procedure can be used for designing a series of high-efficiency artificial heart pumps.

  18. CFD simulation on critical heat flux of flow boiling in IVR-ERVC of a nuclear reactor

    Zhang, Xiang, E-mail: [State Nuclear Power Technology Research & Development Center, South Area, Future Science and Technology Park, Chang Ping District, Beijing 102209 (China); Hu, Teng [State Nuclear Power Technology Research & Development Center, South Area, Future Science and Technology Park, Chang Ping District, Beijing 102209 (China); Chen, Deqi, E-mail: [Key Laboratory of Low-grade Energy Utilization Technologies and Systems, Chongqing University, 400044 (China); Zhong, Yunke; Gao, Hong [Key Laboratory of Low-grade Energy Utilization Technologies and Systems, Chongqing University, 400044 (China)


    Highlights: • CFD simulation on CHF of boiling two-phase flow in ERVC is proposed. • CFD simulation result of CHF agrees well with that of experimental result. • The characteristics of boiling two-phase flow and boiling crisis are analyzed. - Abstract: The effectiveness of in-vessel retention (IVR) by external reactor vessel cooling (ERVC) strongly depends on the critical heat flux (CHF). As long as the local CHF does not exceed the local heat flux, the lower head of the pressure vessel can be cooled sufficiently to prevent from failure. In this paper, a CFD simulation is carried out to investigate the CHF of ERVC. This simulation is performed by a CFD code fluent couple with a boiling model by UDF (User-Defined Function). The experimental CHF of ERVC obtained by State Nuclear Power Technology Research and Development Center (SNPTRD) is used to validate this CFD simulation, and it is found that the simulation result agrees well with the experimental result. Based on the CFD simulation, detailed analysis focusing on the pressure distribution, velocity distribution, void fraction distribution, heating wall temperature distribution are proposed in this paper.

  19. An Approach to Improved Credibility of CFD Simulations for Rocket Injector Design

    Tucker, Paul K.; Menon, Suresh; Merkle, Charles L.; Oefelein, Joseph C.; Yang, Vigor


    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has the potential to improve the historical rocket injector design process by simulating the sensitivity of performance and injector-driven thermal environments to. the details of the injector geometry and key operational parameters. Methodical verification and validation efforts on a range of coaxial injector elements have shown the current production CFD capability must be improved in order to quantitatively impact the injector design process.. This paper documents the status of an effort to understand and compare the predictive capabilities and resource requirements of a range of CFD methodologies on a set of model problem injectors. Preliminary results from a steady Reynolds-Average Navier-Stokes (RANS), an unsteady Reynolds-Average Navier Stokes (URANS) and three different Large Eddy Simulation (LES) techniques used to model a single element coaxial injector using gaseous oxygen and gaseous hydrogen propellants are presented. Initial observations are made comparing instantaneous results, corresponding time-averaged and steady-state solutions in the near -injector flow field. Significant differences in the flow fields exist, as expected, and are discussed. An important preliminary result is the identification of a fundamental mixing mechanism, accounted for by URANS and LES, but missing in the steady BANS methodology. Since propellant mixing is the core injector function, this mixing process may prove to have a profound effect on the ability to more correctly simulate injector performance and resulting thermal environments. Issues important to unifying the basis for future comparison such as solution initialization, required run time and grid resolution are addressed.

  20. Real-Time Visualization of an HPF-based CFD Simulation

    Kremenetsky, Mark; Vaziri, Arsi; Haimes, Robert; Chancellor, Marisa K. (Technical Monitor)


    Current time-dependent CFD simulations produce very large multi-dimensional data sets at each time step. The visual analysis of computational results are traditionally performed by post processing the static data on graphics workstations. We present results from an alternate approach in which we analyze the simulation data in situ on each processing node at the time of simulation. The locally analyzed results, usually more economical and in a reduced form, are then combined and sent back for visualization on a graphics workstation.

  1. Studies on CFD simulation of hydrodynamic phenomena with vortex flow around the bow of a blunt ship

    上浦, 鉄平


    In the present studies, hydrodynamic phenomena with vortex flow around the bow of a blunt ship are simulated by using various CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) codes. In the conventional experimental studies, some flow properties in front of the bow beneath the free surface have been found out and reported; for example, a necklace vortex based on the wave breaking phenomena is the typical one. In CFD simulations, however, reliable results have not been obtained yet.In this study, the authors...

  2. CFD simulation of gas-jet wiping process

    Myrillas, K.; Gosset, A.; Rambaud, P.; Buchlin, J. M.


    This paper presents a study of the gas-jet wiping process, which is used in coating techniques to control the final coating thickness applied on a substrate. Numerical simulations are performed using the FLUENT commercial software, with the Volume of Fluid (VOF) model coupled with Large Eddy Simulation (LES). The comparison with results from an analytical model, (with and without surface tension), and from dedicated experiments shows good agreement. The realizable k-epsilon turbulence model is used to reduce the computation time, but with no satisfactory agreement compared with LES and experiments.

  3. Experimental investigation and CFD simulation of active damping mechanism for propellant slosh in spacecraft launch systems

    Leuva, Dhawal


    Motion of propellant in the liquid propellant tanks due to inertial forces transferred from actions like stage separation and trajectory correction of the launch vehicle is known as propellant slosh. If unchecked, propellant slosh can reach resonance and lead to complete loss of the spacecraft stability, it can change the trajectory of the vehicle or increase consumption of propellant from the calculated requirements, thereby causing starvation of the latter stages of the vehicle. Predicting the magnitude of such slosh events is not trivial. Several passive mechanisms with limited operating range are currently used to mitigate the effects of slosh. An active damping mechanism concept developed here can operate over a large range of slosh frequencies and is much more effective than passive damping devices. Spherical and cylindrical tanks modeled using the ANSYS CFX software package considers the free surface of liquid propellant exposed to atmospheric pressure. Hydrazine is a common liquid propellant and since it is toxic, it cannot be used in experiment. But properties of hydrazine are similar to the properties of water; therefore water is substituted as propellant for experimental study. For close comparison of the data, water is substituted as propellant in CFD simulation. The research is done in three phases. The first phase includes modeling free surface slosh using CFD and validation of the model by comparison to previous experimental results. The second phase includes developing an active damping mechanism and simulating the behavior using a CFD model. The third phase includes experimental development of damping mechanism and comparing the CFD simulation to the experimental results. This research provides an excellent tool for low cost analysis of damping mechanisms for propellant slosh as well as proves that the concept of an active damping mechanism developed here, functions as expected.


    Fei Liu; Fei Wei; Yu Zheng; Yong Jin


    A mathematical model has been developed for the simulation of gas-particle flow and fluid catalytic cracking in downer reactors. The model takes into account both cracking reaction and flow behavior through a four-lump reaction kinetics coupled with two-phase turbulent flow. The prediction results show that the relatively large change of gas velocity affects directly the axial distribution of solids velocity and void fraction, which significantly interact with the chemical reaction. Furthermore, model simulations are carried out to determine the effects of such parameters on product yields, as bed diameter, reaction temperature and the ratio of catalyst to oil, which are helpful for optimizing the yields of desired products. The model equations are coded and solved on CFX4.4.

  5. Turbulence Resolving Flow Simulations of a Francis Turbine in Part Load using Highly Parallel CFD Simulations

    Krappel, Timo; Riedelbauch, Stefan; Jester-Zuerker, Roland; Jung, Alexander; Flurl, Benedikt; Unger, Friedeman; Galpin, Paul


    The operation of Francis turbines in part load conditions causes high fluctuations and dynamic loads in the turbine and especially in the draft tube. At the hub of the runner outlet a rotating vortex rope within a low pressure zone arises and propagates into the draft tube cone. The investigated part load operating point is at about 72% discharge of best efficiency. To reduce the possible influence of boundary conditions on the solution, a flow simulation of a complete Francis turbine is conducted consisting of spiral case, stay and guide vanes, runner and draft tube. As the flow has a strong swirling component for the chosen operating point, it is very challenging to accurately predict the flow and in particular the flow losses in the diffusor. The goal of this study is to reach significantly better numerical prediction of this flow type. This is achieved by an improved resolution of small turbulent structures. Therefore, the Scale Adaptive Simulation SAS-SST turbulence model - a scale resolving turbulence model - is applied and compared to the widely used RANS-SST turbulence model. The largest mesh contains 300 million elements, which achieves LES-like resolution throughout much of the computational domain. The simulations are evaluated in terms of the hydraulic losses in the machine, evaluation of the velocity field, pressure oscillations in the draft tube and visual comparisons of turbulent flow structures. A pre-release version of ANSYS CFX 17.0 is used in this paper, as this CFD solver has a parallel performance up to several thousands of cores for this application which includes a transient rotor-stator interface to support the relative motion between the runner and the stationary portions of the water turbine.

  6. An Initial Non-Equilibrium Porous-Media Model for CFD Simulation of Stirling Regenerators

    Tew, Roy C.; Simon, Terry; Gedeon, David; Ibrahim, Mounir; Rong, Wei


    The objective of this paper is to define empirical parameters for an initial thermal non-equilibrium porous-media model for use in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes for simulation of Stirling regenerators. The two codes currently used at Glenn Research Center for Stirling modeling are Fluent and CFD-ACE. The codes porous-media models are equilibrium models, which assume solid matrix and fluid are in thermal equilibrium. This is believed to be a poor assumption for Stirling regenerators; Stirling 1-D regenerator models, used in Stirling design, use non-equilibrium regenerator models and suggest regenerator matrix and gas average temperatures can differ by several degrees at a given axial location and time during the cycle. Experimentally based information was used to define: hydrodynamic dispersion, permeability, inertial coefficient, fluid effective thermal conductivity, and fluid-solid heat transfer coefficient. Solid effective thermal conductivity was also estimated. Determination of model parameters was based on planned use in a CFD model of Infinia's Stirling Technology Demonstration Converter (TDC), which uses a random-fiber regenerator matrix. Emphasis is on use of available data to define empirical parameters needed in a thermal non-equilibrium porous media model for Stirling regenerator simulation. Such a model has not yet been implemented by the authors or their associates.

  7. CFD Simulations of Selected Steady-State and Transient Experiments in the PLANDTL Test Facility

    Gurgacz, S.; Bieder, U.; Gorsse, Y.; Swirski, K.


    In Sodium Cooled Fast Neutron Reactors natural convection flow and thermal stratification in the upper plenum may occur under emergency shutdown conditions. Thermal stratification phenomena have been examined experimentally in the PLANDTL facility of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. This paper presents the results of numerical simulations of selected steady-state and transient experiments in the PLANDTL facility, using TrioCFD/MC2 code developed at CEA. CFD approach for the flow in large volumes and a sub-channel approach for the flow in the core region are used. Calculated results have been validated against experimental values. Validation of the upper plenum modelling has been also made based on CEA Sodium mixed convection experiments.

  8. A Workflow for Patient-Individualized Virtual Angiogram Generation Based on CFD Simulation

    Jürgen Endres


    Full Text Available Increasing interest is drawn on hemodynamic parameters for classifying the risk of rupture as well as treatment planning of cerebral aneurysms. A proposed method to obtain quantities such as wall shear stress, pressure, and blood flow velocity is to numerically simulate the blood flow using computational fluid dynamics (CFD methods. For the validation of those calculated quantities, virtually generated angiograms, based on the CFD results, are increasingly used for a subsequent comparison with real, acquired angiograms. For the generation of virtual angiograms, several patient-specific parameters have to be incorporated to obtain virtual angiograms which match the acquired angiograms as best as possible. For this purpose, a workflow is presented and demonstrated involving multiple phantom and patient cases.

  9. Recurrence CFD - a novel approach to simulate multiphase flows with strongly separated time scales

    Lichtenegger, Thomas


    Classical Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of long-time processes with strongly separated time scales is computationally extremely demanding if not impossible. Consequently, the state-of-the-art description of such systems is not capable of real-time simulations or online process monitoring. In order to bridge this gap, we propose a new method suitable to decouple slow from fast degrees of freedom in many cases. Based on the recurrence statistics of unsteady flow fields, we deduce a recurrence process which enables the generic representation of pseudo-periodic motion at high spatial and temporal resolution. Based on these fields, passive scalars can be traced by recurrence CFD. While a first, Eulerian Model A solves a passive transport equation in a classical implicit finite-volume environment, a second, Lagrangian Model B propagates fluid particles obeying a stochastic differential equation explicitly. Finally, this new concept is tested by two multiphase processes - a lab scale oscillating bubble column a...

  10. 基于欧拉-拉格朗日模型的单相有源电力滤波器无源性控制新方法%A Novel Passivity-Based Control Algorithm for Single-Phase Active Power Filter Using Euler-Lagrange Model

    张振环; 刘会金; 李琼林; 张全明


    有源电力滤波器(active power filter, APF)的控制方法是决定其补偿性能的关键因素之一.该文基于单相 APF 的Euler-Lagrange(EL)系统状态平均模型,提出了一种无源性控制新方法.该方法首先基于替代定理建立了考虑源阻抗和非线性负荷影响的单相 APFEL 系统状态平均模型,在此基础上设计了无源性间接控制律,确保对单相APF控制目标的渐近跟踪.由于在线计算直流电容指令电压波动量十分困难,在控制方法的执行中忽略波动量的影响,简化了控制方法的实现;此外,该方法还研究了所注入的阻尼大小对控制效果的影响以及 APF 内层控制过调制产生的原因,针对无源性控制律跟踪精度的要求与内层控制过调制限幅条件间的矛盾,通过构造模糊逻辑推理环节实现阻尼系数的在线调整,在满足内层控制限幅条件下确保跟踪精度和补偿效果.仿真结果验证了所提出方法的正确性和有效性.

  11. Validation of High-Fidelity CFD Simulations for Rocket Injector Design

    Tucker, P. Kevin; Menon, Suresh; Merkle, Charles L.; Oefelein, Joseph C.; Yang, Vigor


    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has the potential to improve the historical rocket injector design process by evaluating the sensitivity of performance and injector-driven thermal environments to the details of the injector geometry and key operational parameters. Methodical verification and validation efforts on a range of coaxial injector elements have shown the current production CFD capability must be improved in order to quantitatively impact the injector design process. This paper documents the status of a focused effort to compare and understand the predictive capabilities and computational requirements of a range of CFD methodologies on a set of single element injector model problems. The steady Reynolds-Average Navier-Stokes (RANS), unsteady Reynolds-Average Navier-Stokes (URANS) and three different approaches using the Large Eddy Simulation (LES) technique were used to simulate the initial model problem, a single element coaxial injector using gaseous oxygen and gaseous hydrogen propellants. While one high-fidelity LES result matches the experimental combustion chamber wall heat flux very well, there is no monotonic convergence to the data with increasing computational tool fidelity. Systematic evaluation of key flow field regions such as the flame zone, the head end recirculation zone and the downstream near wall zone has shed significant, though as of yet incomplete, light on the complex, underlying causes for the performance level of each technique. 1 Aerospace Engineer and Combustion CFD Team Leader, MS ER42, NASA MSFC, AL 35812, Senior Member, AIAA. 2 Professor and Director, Computational Combustion Laboratory, School of Aerospace Engineering, 270 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332, Associate Fellow, AIAA. 3 Reilly Professor of Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, 585 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, Fellow, AIAA. 4 Principal Member of Technical Staff, Combustion Research Facility, 7011 East Avenue, MS9051, Livermore, CA 94550, Associate

  12. CFD Simulation of Twin Vertical Axis Tidal Turbines System

    Syed Shah Khalid


    Full Text Available As concerns about rising fossil-fuel prices, energy security and climate-change increase, renewable energy can play a vital role in producing local, clean and inexhaustible energy to supply world rising demand for electricity. In this study, hydrodynamic analysis of vertical axis tidal turbine operating side-by-side is numerically analyzed. Two-dimensional numerical modeling of the unsteady flow through the blades of the turbine is performed using ANSYS CFX, hereafter CFX; this is based on a Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS model. The purpose is to find an optimal distance between the turbines where interaction effect is minimal and constructive, where the turbines operate more efficiently than stand alone turbine. A transient simulation is done on Vertical Axis Tidal Turbine (VATT using the Shear Stress Transport Turbulence (SST model. Main hydrodynamic parameters like torque T, coefficients of performance CP and coefficient of torque CT are investigated. The gap spacing between the turbines has an important role in performance improvement and also in vortex shedding suppression for the flows around two counters rotating systems. The simulation results are validated with Ye and Calisal data. The results of this study prove that the total power output of a twin-turbine system with an optimal layout can be about 24% higher than two times that of a stand-alone turbine. We conclude that the optimally configured counter-rotating twin turbines should be a side-by-side arrangement.

  13. Comparison of CFD simulations and measurements of flow affected by coanda effect

    Jícha Miroslav


    Full Text Available The article deals with experimental research and numerical simulations of specific phenomena in fluid flows called Coanda effect (CE, which has numerous important engineering applications. Although many researchers have concerned with wall jets, the physics of this flow still remains not well understood. This study is focused on analysis of behaviour of jet flow close to the wall and influence of its inclination. The flow has been visualized using smoke and velocity was measured by means of Hot Wire Anemometry (HWA. CFD simulations have been performed on the same geometry and compared with experiments in order to find a tool for correct prediction of the CE.

  14. Investigation on the Use of a Multiphase Eulerian CFD solver to simulate breaking waves

    Tomaselli, Pietro D.; Christensen, Erik Damgaard


    for mass and momentum transfer among phases, was satisfactorily tested against an experimental bubble column flow. The model was then used to simulate the propagation of a laboratory solitary breaking wave. The motion of the free surface was successfully reproduced up to the breaking point. Further......The main challenge in CFD multiphase simulations of breaking waves is the wide range of interfacial length scales occurring in the flow: from the free surface measurable in meters down to the entrapped air bubbles with size of a fraction of a millimeter. This paper presents a preliminary...




    A reliable validation based on the optical flow visualization for numerical simula-tions of complex flowfields is addressed in this paper. Several test cases, including two-dimensional,axisymmetric and three-dimensional flowfields, were presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the validation and gain credibility of numerical solutions of complex flowfields. In the validation, imagesof these flowfields were constructed from numerical results based on the principle of the optical flowvisualization, and compared directly with experimental interferograms. Because both experimental and numerical results axe of identical physical representation, the agreement between them can be evaluatedeffectively by examining flow structures as well as checking discrepancies in density. The study shows that the reliable validation can be achieved by using the direct comparison between numerical and experiment results without any loss of accuracy in either of them.

  16. CFD simulation of particle suspension in a stirred tank

    Nana Qi; Hu Zhang; Kai Zhang; Gang Xu; Yongping Yang


    Particle suspension characteristics are predicted computationally in a stirred tank driven by a Smith turbine.In order to verify the hydrodynamic model and numerical method,the predicted power number and flow pattern are compared with designed values and simulated results from the literature,respectively.The effects of particle density,particle diameter,liquid viscosity and initial solid loading on particle suspension behavior are investigated by using the Eulerian-Eulerian two-fluid model and the standard k-ε turbulence model.The results indicate that solid concentration distribution depends on the flow field in the stirred tank.Higher particle density or larger particle size results in less homogenous distribution of solid particles in the tank.Increasing initial solid loading has an adverse impact on the homogeneous suspension of solid particles in a low-viscosity liquid,whilst more uniform particle distribution is found in a high-viscositv liauid.

  17. CFD numerical simulation of Archimedes spiral inlet hydrocyclone

    Zhang, L.; Wei, L.; Chang, B. H.; Xing, J. L.; Jia, K.


    For traditional linear type inlet, hydrocyclone has an unstable inner field, high turbulence intensity and low separation efficiency, this paper proposes an inlet mode that uses an Archimedes spiral hydrocyclone. A Mixture liquid-solid multiphase flow model combined with the kinetic theory of granular flow was used to simulate the high concentration water-sand-air three-phase flow in a hydrocyclone. We analyzed the pressure field, velocity field and turbulent kinetic energy and compared with traditional linear type inlet hydrocyclone inner field. The results show that Archimedes spiral inlet hydrocyclone's pressure field is evenly distributed. The Archimedes spiral inlet hydrocyclone can guide and accelerate the mixture flow and produce small forced vortex and less short circuit flow. The particles easily go to the outer vortex and are separated. The Archimedes spiral inlet hydrocyclone has effectively improved the stability of inner flow field and separation efficiency.

  18. CFD Simulations of Oscillating Flow around Solid and Perforated Plates


    Damping plates have been used for truss spars in gulf of Mexico to reduce the heave motions. The plates are usually perforated with holes for the passage of marine risers, but the effects of the perforation have not been examined thoroughly. In the present study, a computational fluid dynamics investigation into the hydrodynamic forces is carried out by using FLUENT, which is on two-dimensional perforated plates with varying degrees of perforation in oscillating flow under small Keulegan-Carpenter (KC) number. The numerical results of the hydrodynamic coefficients are presented. The effects of both the perforation ratio (PR) and KC number on the hydrodynamic coefficients of the plates are discussed. Some results of the simulated flow patterns around the plates were also given and discussed.




    A reliable validation based on the optical flow visualization for numerical simulations of complex flowfields is addressed in this paper.Several test cases,including two-dimensional,axisymmetric and three-dimensional flowfields,were presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the validation and gain credibility of numerical solutions of complex flowfields.In the validation,images of these flowfields were constructed from numerical results based on the principle of the optical flow visualization,and compared directly with experimental interferograms.Because both experimental and numerical results are of identical physical representation,the agreement between them can be evaluated effectively by examining flow structures as well as checking discrepancies in density.The study shows that the reliable validation can be achieved by using the direct comparison between numerical and experiment results without any loss of accuracy in either of them.

  20. Test and validation of CFD codes for the simulation of accident-typical phenomena in the reactor containment; Erprobung und Validierung von CFD-Codes fuer die Simulation von unfalltypischen Phaenomenen im Sicherheitseinschluss

    Schramm, Berthold; Stewering, Joern; Sonnenkalb, Martin


    CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) simulation techniques have a growing relevance for the simulation and assessment of accidents in nuclear reactor containments. Some fluid dynamic problems like the calculation of the flow resistances in a complex geometry, turbulence calculations or the calculation of deflagrations could only be solved exactly for very simple cases. These fluid dynamic problems could not be represented by lumped parameter models and must be approximated numerically. Therefore CFD techniques are discussed by a growing international community in conferences like the CFD4NRS-conference. Also the number of articles with a CFD topic is increasing in professional journals like Nuclear Engineering and Design. CFD tools like GASFLOW or GOTHIC are already in use in European nuclear site licensing processes for future nuclear power plants like EPR or AP1000 and the results of these CFD tools are accepted by the authorities. For these reasons it seems to be necessary to build up national competences in the field of CFD techniques and it is important to validate and assess the existing CFD tools. GRS continues the work for the validation and assessment of CFD codes for the simulation of accident scenarios in a nuclear reactor containment within the framework of the BMWi sponsored project RS1500. The focus of this report is on the following topics: - Further validation of condensation models from GRS, FZJ and ANSYS and development of a new condensate model. - Validation of a new turbulence model which was developed by the University of Stuttgart in cooperation with ANSYS. - The formation and dissolution of light gas stratifications are analyzed by large scale experiments. These experiments were simulated by GRS. - The AREVA correlations for hydrogen recombiners (PARs) could be improved by GRS after the analysis of experimental data. Relevant experiments were simulated with this improved recombiner correlation. - Analyses on the simulation of H{sub 2

  1. Thermal hydraulic investigations and optimization on the EVC system of a PWR by CFD simulation

    Xi, Mengmeng [Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 710049 Xi’an (China); Zhang, Dalin, E-mail: [Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 710049 Xi’an (China); Tang, Mao [China Nuclear Power Design Engineering Co., Ltd., 518124 Shenzhen (China); Wang, Chenglong; Zheng, Meiyin; Qiu, Suizheng [Department of Nuclear Science and Technology, State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 710049 Xi’an (China)


    Highlights: • This study constructs a full CFD model for the EVC system of a PWR. • The complex fluid and solid coupling is treated in the computation. • Primary characteristics of the velocity, pressure and temperature distributions in the EVC system are investigated. • The optimization of the EVC system with different inlet boundaries are performed. - Abstract: In order to optimize the design of Reactor Pit Ventilation (EVC) system in a Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR), it is necessary to study the characteristics of the velocity, pressure and temperature fields in the EVC system. A full computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model for the EVC system is constructed by a commercial CFD code, where the complex fluid and solid coupling is treated. The Shear Stress Transport (SST) model is adopted to perform the turbulence calculation. This paper numerically investigates the characteristics of the velocity, pressure and temperature distributions in the EVC system. In particular, the effects of inlet air parameters on the thermal hydraulic characteristics and the reactor pit structure are also discussed for the EVC system optimization. Simulations are carried out with different mesh sizes and boundary conditions for sensitivity analysis. The computational results are important references to optimize the design and verify the rationality of the EVC system.

  2. Modeling and Simulation of Hamburger Cooking Process Using Finite Difference and CFD Methods

    J. Sargolzaei


    Full Text Available Unsteady-state heat transfer in hamburger cooking process was modeled using one dimensional finite difference (FD and three dimensional computational fluid dynamic (CFD models. A double-sided cooking system was designed to study the effect of pressure and oven temperature on the cooking process. Three different oven temperatures (114, 152, 204°C and three different pressures (20, 332, 570 pa were selected and 9 experiments were performed. Applying pressure to hamburger increases the contact area of hamburger with heating plate and hence the heat transfer rate to the hamburger was increased and caused the weight loss due to water evaporation and decreasing cooking time, while increasing oven temperature led to increasing weight loss and decreasing cooking time. CFD predicted results were in good agreement with the experimental results than the finite difference (FD ones. But considering the long time needed for CFD model to simulate the cooking process (about 1 hour, using the finite difference model would be more economic.

  3. CFD Simulation and Optimisation of a Low Energy Ventilation and Cooling System

    John Kaiser Calautit


    Full Text Available Mechanical Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC systems account for 60% of the total energy consumption of buildings. As a sector, buildings contributes about 40% of the total global energy demand. By using passive technology coupled with natural ventilation from wind towers, significant amounts of energy can be saved, reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases. In this study, the development of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD analysis in aiding the development of wind towers was explored. Initial concepts of simple wind tower mechanics to detailed design of wind towers which integrate modifications specifically to improve the efficiency of wind towers were detailed. From this, using CFD analysis, heat transfer devices were integrated into a wind tower to provide cooling for incoming air, thus negating the reliance on mechanical HVAC systems. A commercial CFD code Fluent was used in this study to simulate the airflow inside the wind tower model with the heat transfer devices. Scaled wind tunnel testing was used to validate the computational model. The airflow supply velocity was measured and compared with the numerical results and good correlation was observed. Additionally, the spacing between the heat transfer devices was varied to optimise the performance. The technology presented here is subject to a patent application (PCT/GB2014/052263.

  4. 3D CFD Simulations of MOCVD Synthesis System of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

    Siti Hajar Othman


    Full Text Available This paper presents the 3-dimensional (3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD simulation study of metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD producing photocatalytic titanium dioxide (TiO2 nanoparticles. It aims to provide better understanding of the MOCVD synthesis system especially of deposition process of TiO2 nanoparticles as well as fluid dynamics inside the reactor. The simulated model predicts temperature, velocity, gas streamline, mass fraction of reactants and products, kinetic rate of reaction, and surface deposition rate profiles. It was found that temperature distribution, flow pattern, and thermophoretic force considerably affected the deposition behavior of TiO2 nanoparticles. Good mixing of nitrogen (N2 carrier gas and oxygen (O2 feed gas is important to ensure uniform deposition and the quality of the nanoparticles produced. Simulation results are verified by experiment where possible due to limited available experimental data. Good agreement between experimental and simulation results supports the reliability of simulation work.

  5. CFD simulation of non-Newtonian fluid flow in anaerobic digesters.

    Wu, Binxin; Chen, Shulin


    A general mathematical model that predicts the flow fields in a mixed-flow anaerobic digester was developed. In this model, the liquid manure was assumed to be a non-Newtonian fluid, and the flow governed by the continuity, momentum, and k-epsilon standard turbulence equations, and non-Newtonian power law model. The commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, Fluent, was applied to simulate the flow fields of lab-scale, scale-up, and pilot-scale anaerobic digesters. The simulation results were validated against the experimental data from literature. The flow patterns were qualitatively compared for Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids flow in a lab-scale digester. Numerical simulations were performed to predict the flow fields in scale-up and pilot-scale anaerobic digesters with different water pump power inputs and different total solid concentration (TS) in the liquid manure. The optimal power inputs were determined for the pilot-scale anaerobic digester. Some measures for reducing dead and low velocity zones were proposed based upon the CFD simulation results.

  6. CFD simulation of flow patterns in unbaffled stirred tank with CD-6 impeller

    Devi Tamphasana Thiyam


    Full Text Available Understanding the flow in stirred vessels can be useful for a wide number of industrial applications. There is a wealth of numerical simulations of stirring vessels with standard impeller such as Rushton turbine and pitch blade turbine. Here, a CFD study has been performed to observe the spatial variations (angular, axial and radial of hydrodynamics (velocity and turbulence field in unbaffled stirred tank with Concave-bladed Disc turbine (CD-6 impeller. Three speeds (N=296, 638 & 844.6 rpm have been considered for this study. The angular variations of hydrodynamics of stirred tank were found very less as compared to axial and radial variations.


    M. M. Biliaiev


    Full Text Available Purpose. The paper supposes creation of a CFD model for calculating the air ion regime in the premises and in work areas at artificial ionization of the air by the ionizer installation indoors with considering the most important physical factors that influence the formation of ions concentration field. Methodology. The proposed CFD model for calculation of the air ion regime in work areas at artificial ionization of the air by installing ionizer indoors is based on the application of aerodynamics, electrostatics and mass transfer equations. The mass transfer equation takes into account the interaction of different polarities of ions with each other and with the dust particles. The calculation of air flow rate in the room is realized on the basis of the potential flow model by using the Laplace equation for the stream function. Poisson equation for the electric potential is used for calculation of the charged particles drift in an electric field. At the simulation to take into account: 1 influence of the working area geometric characteristics; 2 location of the ventilation holes; 3 placement of furniture and equipment; 4 ventilation regime in the room; 5 presence of obstacles on the ions dispersion process; 6 specific location of dust particles emission and ions of different polarity, and their interaction in the room and in the working zones. Findings. The developed CFD model allows determining the concentration of negative ions in the room and in the area of the human respiratory organs. The distribution of the negative ions concentration is presented in the form of concentration field isolines. Originality. The 2D CFD model for calculating the air ion regime in working areas, providing the ability to determine the ions concentration in a given place in the room was created. The proposed model is developed taking into account: placement of furniture and equipment in the room; geometric characteristics of the room; location of dust emissions

  8. CFD Numerical Simulation of the Complex Turbulent Flow Field in an Axial-Flow Water Pump

    Wan-You Li


    Full Text Available Further optimal design of an axial-flow water pump calls for a thorough recognition of the characteristics of the complex turbulent flow field in the pump, which is however extremely difficult to be measured using the up-to-date experimental techniques. In this study, a numerical simulation procedure based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD was elaborated in order to obtain the fully three-dimensional unsteady turbulent flow field in an axial-flow water pump. The shear stress transport (SST k-ω model was employed in the CFD calculation to study the unsteady internal flow of the axial-flow pump. Upon the numerical simulation results, the characteristics of the velocity field and pressure field inside the impeller region were discussed in detail. The established model procedure in this study may provide guidance to the numerical simulations of turbomachines during the design phase or the investigation of flow and pressure field characteristics and performance. The presented information can be of reference value in further optimal design of the axial-flow pump.

  9. Experimental study and CFD simulation of rotational eccentric cylinder in a magnetorheological fluid

    Omidbeygi, F. [Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 16846 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Hashemabadi, S.H., E-mail: [Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 16846 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)


    In this study, a magnetorheological (MR) fluid is prepared using carbonyl iron filings and low viscosity lubricating oil. The effects of magnetic field and weight percentage of particles on the viscosity of the MR fluid have been measured using a rotational viscometer. The yield stress under an applied magnetic field was also obtained experimentally. In the absence of an applied magnetic field, the MR fluid behaves as a Newtonian fluid. When the magnetic field is applied, the MR fluid behaves like Bingham plastics with a magnetic field dependent yield stress. Afterward, the results compared with those of CFD simulation of two eccentric cylinders in the MR fluid. Results show that the influences of MR effects, caused by the applied magnetic field, on the model characteristics are significant and not negligible. The viscosity is enhanced by increasing of the magnetic field, eccentricity ratio and weight percentage of suspensions. The MR effects and increasing of weight percentage and eccentricity ratio also provide an enhancement in the yield stresses and required total torque for rotation of inner cylinder. Also the simulation results indicate a good representation of the experiment by the model. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Preparation of a magnetorheological fluid with carbonyl iron particles in lubricating oil. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Rheological measurement for influence of solid content and magnetic field intensity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Simulation of eccentric rotating cylinder in prepared MR fluid with CFD techniques.

  10. A multiscale methodology for CFD simulation of catalytic distillation bale packings

    Ding Huidian


    Full Text Available A multiscale model for simulating the hydrodynamic behavior of catalytic bale packings has been proposed. This model combines computational fluid dynamics (CFD and macroscopic calculation. At small scale calculation, the CFD model includes 3-D volume-of-fluid (VOF simulation within representative elementary unit (REU under unsteady-state conditions. The REU constitutes gauze and catalyst domain, and porous media model is applied. At large scale calculation, a new mechanistic model deduced from the unit network model is employed. Based on liquid split proportion from small scale calculation, liquid distribution of the entire bale packing can be predicted. To evaluate different packing design, three common bale arrangements, i.e. one-bale, nine-bales and seven-bales, are compared. The area-weighted Christiansen uniformity coefficient is introduced to assess the distribution performance. A comparison between simulation and experimental results is made to validate the multiscale model. The present methodology is proved to be effective to analysis and design of catalytic distillation columns.

  11. Application of CFD code for simulation of an inclined snow chute flow

    R K Aggarwal


    Full Text Available In this paper, 2-D simulation of a 61 m long inclined snow chute flow and its interaction with a catch dam type obstacle has been carried out at Dhundhi field research station near Manali, Himachal Pradesh (India using a commercially available computational fluid dynamics (CFD code ANSYS Fluent. Eulerian non-granular multiphase model was chosen to model the snow flow in the surrounding atmospheric air domain. Both air and snow were assumed as laminar and incompressible fluids. User defined functions(UDF were written for the computation of bi-viscous Bingham fluid viscosity and wall shear stress of snow to account for the slip at the interface between the flowing snow and the stationary snow chute surface. Using the proposed CFD model, the velocity, dynamic pressure and debris deposition were simulatedfor flowing snow mass in the chute. Experiments were performed on the snow chute to validate the simulated results. On comparison, the simulated results were found in good agreement with the experimental results.

  12. Aerosol transport simulations in indoor and outdoor environments using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

    Landazuri, Andrea C.

    This dissertation focuses on aerosol transport modeling in occupational environments and mining sites in Arizona using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The impacts of human exposure in both environments are explored with the emphasis on turbulence, wind speed, wind direction and particle sizes. Final emissions simulations involved the digitalization process of available elevation contour plots of one of the mining sites to account for realistic topographical features. The digital elevation map (DEM) of one of the sites was imported to COMSOL MULTIPHYSICSRTM for subsequent turbulence and particle simulations. Simulation results that include realistic topography show considerable deviations of wind direction. Inter-element correlation results using metal and metalloid size resolved concentration data using a Micro-Orifice Uniform Deposit Impactor (MOUDI) under given wind speeds and directions provided guidance on groups of metals that coexist throughout mining activities. Groups between Fe-Mg, Cr-Fe, Al-Sc, Sc-Fe, and Mg-Al are strongly correlated for unrestricted wind directions and speeds, suggesting that the source may be of soil origin (e.g. ore and tailings); also, groups of elements where Cu is present, in the coarse fraction range, may come from mechanical action mining activities and saltation phenomenon. Besides, MOUDI data under low wind speeds (processed in the smelter site, whereas the source of elements associated to Pb in the coarse fraction is of different origin. CFD simulation results will not only provide realistic and quantifiable information in terms of potential deleterious effects, but also that the application of CFD represents an important contribution to actual dispersion modeling studies; therefore, Computational Fluid Dynamics can be used as a source apportionment tool to identify areas that have an effect over specific sampling points and susceptible regions under certain meteorological conditions, and these conclusions can be supported


    LI Gang; ZHOU Ming; WU Bo; YE Xia; CAI Lan


    Computational fluid dynamics(CFD) simulations are adopted to investigate rectangular microchannel flows with various periodic micro-structured wall by introducing velocity slip boundary condition at low Reynolds number. The purpose of the current study is to numerically find out the effects of periodic micro-structured wall on the flow resistance in rectangular microchannel with the different spacings between microridges ranging from 15 to 60 μm. The simulative results indicate that pressure drop with different spacing between microridges increases linearly with flow velocity and decreases monotonically with slip velocity; Pressure drop reduction also increases with the spacing between microridges at the same condition of slip velocity and flow velocity. The results of numerical simulation are compared with theoretical predictions and experimental results in the literatures. It is found that there is qualitative agreement between them.

  14. CFD simulation of gas and non-Newtonian fluid two-phase flow in anaerobic digesters.

    Wu, Binxin


    This paper presents an Eulerian multiphase flow model that characterizes gas mixing in anaerobic digesters. In the model development, liquid manure is assumed to be water or a non-Newtonian fluid that is dependent on total solids (TS) concentration. To establish the appropriate models for different TS levels, twelve turbulence models are evaluated by comparing the frictional pressure drops of gas and non-Newtonian fluid two-phase flow in a horizontal pipe obtained from computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with those from a correlation analysis. The commercial CFD software, Fluent12.0, is employed to simulate the multiphase flow in the digesters. The simulation results in a small-sized digester are validated against the experimental data from literature. Comparison of two gas mixing designs in a medium-sized digester demonstrates that mixing intensity is insensitive to the TS in confined gas mixing, whereas there are significant decreases with increases of TS in unconfined gas mixing. Moreover, comparison of three mixing methods indicates that gas mixing is more efficient than mixing by pumped circulation while it is less efficient than mechanical mixing.

  15. CFD model simulation of dispersion from chlorine railcar releases in industrial and urban areas

    Hanna, Steven R.; Hansen, Olav R.; Ichard, Mathieu; Strimaitis, David

    To assist in emergency response decisions and planning in case of releases of pressurized liquefied chlorine from railroad tank cars in industrial sites and cities, the FLACS Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model has been used to simulate the transport and dispersion of the dense chlorine cloud. Two accident locations are studied: an actual railcar accident at an industrial site in Festus, MO, and a hypothetical railcar accident at a rail junction in the Chicago urban area. The results show that transport of a large dense gas release at ground level in an industrial site or large city could initially extend a hundred meters or more in the upwind and crosswind directions. The dense cloud may follow terrain drainage, such as river channels. Near the source, the obstacles tend to slow down the dense gas cloud and may constrain it and cause increased concentrations. Farther downwind, the obstacles may cause enhanced mixing and dilution once the cloud has grown larger. In some cases, significant amounts of cloud mass may become "trapped" in obstacle wakes for many minutes after the main cloud has passed. Although the CFD model can account for the details of the flow and dispersion much better than standard widely-used simple dense gas models, many similarities are found among the various models in their simulated variations with downwind distance of the maximum cloud centerline concentration.

  16. Parallel CFD simulations of turbulent flows inside a CANDU fuel bundle

    Abbasian, F.; Yu, S.D.; Cao, J. [Ryerson Univ., Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)], E-mail:


    Large Eddy Simulation (LES) is used to study the turbulent flow inside a 43-rod bundle. The two LES models developed in this paper are of dynamic Smagorinsky type, featuring a satisfactory prediction of anisotropic turbulence intensity and frequency. The first model, by taking advantage of the geometric periodicity, deals with one seventh of a rod bundle; it is developed for studying the axial, lateral turbulence intensities and frequencies in the centers of subchannels and narrow-gap regions. The second model, dealing with the full rod bundle inside a pressure tube with nominal eccentricity, is developed for studying the turbulent fluid forces acting on the bundle. In order to accelerate the solution process for the two large CFD models, the parallelized CFD technique is utilized in connection with 24 processors. The numerical results, obtained for a test case (an eight-rod bundle), are in good agreement with those experimental data available in the literature. Numerical simulations of turbulent flow phenomena within subchannels are advantageous since true flow features are difficult or costly to reveal by experiments. (author)

  17. Simulation of a semi-industrial pilot plant thickener using CFD approach

    Majid Ebrahimzadeh Gheshlaghi; Ataallah Soltani Goharrizi; Alireza Aghajani Shahrivar


    Thickeners are important units for water recovery in various industries.In this study,a semi-industrial pilot plant thickener similar to the tailing thickener of the Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine was simulated by CFD modeling.The population balance was used to describe the particle aggregation and breakup.In this population balance,15 particle sizes categories were considered.The Eulerian-Eulerian approach with standard k-ε turbulence model was applied to describe two phases of slurry flow in the thickener under steady-state condition.The simulation results have been compared with the experimental measurements to validate the accuracy of the CFD modeling.After checking the numerical results,the effect of important parameters such as,feed flow rate,solid percentage in the feed,and solid particle size on the thickener performance.was studied.The thickener residence time distribution were obtained by the modeling and also compared with the experimental data.Finally,the effects of feedwell feeding on the average diameter of aggregate and turbulent intensity were evaluated.

  18. CFD Simulation and Optimization of Very Low Head Axial Flow Turbine Runner

    Yohannis Mitiku Tobo


    Full Text Available The main objective of this work is Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD modelling, simulation and optimization of very low head axial flow turbine runner  to be used to drive  a centrifugal pump of turbine-driven pump. The ultimate goal of the optimization is to produce a power of 1kW at head less than 1m from flowing  river to drive centrifugal pump using mechanical coupling (speed multiplier gear directly. Flow rate, blade numbers, turbine rotational speed, inlet angle are parameters used in CFD modeling,  simulation and design optimization of the turbine runner. The computed results show that power developed by a turbine runner increases with increasing flow rate. Pressure inside the turbine runner increases with flow rate but, runner efficiency increases for some flow rate and almost constant thereafter. Efficiency and power developed by a runner drops quickly if turbine speed increases due to higher pressure losses and conversion of pressure energy to kinetic energy inside the runner. Increasing blade number increases power developed but, efficiency does not increase always. Efficiency increases for some blade number and drops down due to the fact that  change in direction of the relative flow vector at the runner exit, which decreases the net rotational momentum and increases the axial flow velocity.

  19. The Hamiltonian Canonical Form for Euler-Lagrange Equations

    ZHENG Yu


    Based on the theory of calculus of variation, some suffcient conditions are given for some Euler-Lagrangcequations to be equivalently represented by finite or even infinite many Hamiltonian canonical equations. Meanwhile,some further applications for equations such as the KdV equation, MKdV equation, the general linear Euler Lagrangeequation and the cylindric shell equations are given.

  20. Matching of Euler-Lagrange and Hamiltonian systems

    Blankenstein, G.; Ortega, R.; Schaft, van der A.J.; Camacho, E.F.; Basañez, L.; Puente, de la J.A.


    This paper discusses the matching conditions as introduced in two recently developed methods for stabilization of underactuated mechanical systems. It is shown that the controlled Lagrangians method is naturally embedded in the IDA-PBC method. The integrability of the latter method is studied in gen

  1. kantorovich-euler lagrange-galerkin's method for bending analysis ...


    and a coordinate basis function in the y direction that satisfies the displacement end ... the plane faces. .... analysis of rectangular Kirchhoff plates with three simply ... where R is the two dimensional plate domain., μ is the Poisson's ratio and.

  2. Wind tunnel validation of the aerodynamic performance of rain gauges simulated using a CFD approach.

    Cauteruccio, Arianna; Colli, Matteo; Stagnaro, Mattia; Freda, Andrea; Lanza, Luca G.


    Wind is recognized as the primary cause for the undercatch of solid and liquid precipitation as experienced by catching type gauges. The airflow pattern above the collector, modified by the presence of the gauge body, influences the particle trajectories and reduces the collection of precipitation. Windshields are employed in the field to reduce the impact of wind. As an alternative, measured data are corrected in post-processing using correction functions derived from field data or numerical simulations. Aerodynamic rain gauges have been also developed, with their outer shape designed to reduce the aerodynamic impact of the gauge body on the surrounding airflow. In a previous work, CFD simulations of aerodynamic gauges were performed and the performance of different shapes were compared. The aim of this work is to validate the airflow pattern around the gaugeas predicted by improved CFD simulations by performing wind tunnel tests both in smooth and turbulent conditions. The airflow in the proximity of the gauge was simulated using the Unsteady Reynolds Average Navier-Stokes (URANS) equations approach. Advantages of the URANS method include the possibility of describing accurate time-varying patterns of the turbulent air velocity field while maintaining acceptable computational requirements. The simulations were performed under two different turbulence conditions in order to assess the role of the base-flow turbulence on the calculated flow pattern. In the first case, the free stream velocity profile is assumed steady and uniform. Under these conditions the time varying pattern of the airflow around the rain gauge collector is due to the instrument aero-dynamics alone. The second case includes a free-stream turbulence intensity approximately equal to 13%, generated by introducing a fixed solid fence upstream the gauge. Validation of the CFD results was provided by realizing the same airflow conditions in the DICCA wind tunnel and measuring the air velocity

  3. Wind Turbine Rotor Simulation via CFD Based Actuator Disc Technique Compared to Detailed Measurement

    Esmail Mahmoodi


    Full Text Available In this paper, a generalized Actuator Disc (AD is used to model the wind turbine rotor of the MEXICO experiment, a collaborative European wind turbine project. The AD model as a combination of CFD technique and User Defined Functions codes (UDF, so-called UDF/AD model is used to simulate loads and performance of the rotor in three different wind speed tests. Distributed force on the blade, thrust and power production of the rotor as important designing parameters of wind turbine rotors are focused to model. A developed Blade Element Momentum (BEM theory as a code based numerical technique as well as a full rotor simulation both from the literature are included into the results to compare and discuss. The output of all techniques is compared to detailed measurements for validation, which led us to final conclusions.

  4. Comparison of Different Measurement Techniques and a CFD Simulation in Complex Terrain

    Schulz, Christoph; Hofsäß, Martin; Anger, Jan; Rautenberg, Alexander; Lutz, Thorsten; Cheng, Po Wen; Bange, Jens


    This paper deals with a comparison of data collected by measurements and a simulation for a complex terrain test site in southern Germany. Lidar, met mast, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) measurements of wind speed and direction and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) data are compared to each other. The site is characterised regarding its flow features and the suitability for a wind turbine test field. A Delayed-Detached-Eddy- Simulation (DES) was employed using measurement data to generate generic turbulent inflow. A good agreement of the wind profiles between the different approaches was reached. The terrain slope leads to a speed-up, a change of turbulence intensity as well as to flow angle variations.

  5. CFD Simulation of an Anaerobic Membrane BioReactor (AnMBR to Treat Industrial Wastewater

    Laura C. Zuluaga


    Full Text Available A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD simulation has been developed for an Anaerobic Membrane BioReactor (AnMBR to treat industrial wastewater. As the process consists of a side-stream MBR, two separate simulations were created: (i reactor and (ii membrane. Different cases were conducted for each one, so the surrounding temperature and the total suspended solids (TSS concentration were checked. For the reactor, the most important aspects to consider were the dead zones and the mixing, whereas for the ceramic membrane, it was the shear stress over the membrane surface. Results show that the reactor's mixing process was adequate and that the membrane presented higher shear stress in the 'triangular' channel.

  6. A hydrodynamics-reaction kinetics coupled model for evaluating bioreactors derived from CFD simulation.

    Wang, Xu; Ding, Jie; Guo, Wan-Qian; Ren, Nan-Qi


    Investigating how a bioreactor functions is a necessary precursor for successful reactor design and operation. Traditional methods used to investigate flow-field cannot meet this challenge accurately and economically. Hydrodynamics model can solve this problem, but to understand a bioreactor in sufficient depth, it is often insufficient. In this paper, a coupled hydrodynamics-reaction kinetics model was formulated from computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code to simulate a gas-liquid-solid three-phase biotreatment system for the first time. The hydrodynamics model is used to formulate prediction of the flow field and the reaction kinetics model then portrays the reaction conversion process. The coupled model is verified and used to simulate the behavior of an expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB) reactor for biohydrogen production. The flow patterns were visualized and analyzed. The coupled model also demonstrates a qualitative relationship between hydrodynamics and biohydrogen production. The advantages and limitations of applying this coupled model are discussed.

  7. CFD simulation of transient stage of continuous countercurrent hydrolysis of canola oil

    Wang, Weicheng


    Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) modeling of a continuous countercurrent hydrolysis process was performed using ANSYS-CFX. The liquid properties and flow behavior such as density, specific heats, dynamic viscosity, thermal conductivity, and thermal expansivity as well as water solubility of the hydrolysis components triglyceride, diglyceride, monoglyceride, free fatty acid, and glycerol were calculated. Chemical kinetics for the hydrolysis reactions were simulated in this model by applying Arrhenius parameters. The simulation was based on actual experimental reaction conditions including temperature and water-to-oil ratio. The results not only have good agreement with experimental data but also show instantaneous distributions of concentrations of every component in hydrolysis reaction. This model provided visible insight into the continuous countercurrent hydrolysis process. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

  8. Combustion of producer gas from gasification of south Sumatera lignite coal using CFD simulation

    Vidian Fajri


    Full Text Available The production of gasses from lignite coal gasification is one of alternative fuel for the boiler or gas turbine. The prediction of temperature distribution inside the burner is important for the application and optimization of the producer gas. This research aims to provide the information about the influence of excess air on the temperature distribution and combustion product in the non-premixed burner. The process was carried out using producer gas from lignite coal gasification of BA 59 was produced by the updraft gasifier which is located on Energy Conversion Laboratory Mechanical Engineering Department Universitas Sriwijaya. The excess air used in the combustion process were respectively 10%, 30% and 50%. CFD Simulations was performed in this work using two-dimensional model of the burner. The result of the simulation showed an increase of excess air, a reduction in the gas burner temperature and the composition of gas (carbon dioxide, nitric oxide and water vapor.

  9. Explosion characteristics of methane for CFD modeling and simulation of turbulent gas flow behavior during explosion

    Skřínský, Jan; Vereš, Ján; Peer, Václav; Friedel, Pavel


    The effect of initial concentration on the explosion behavior of a stoichiometric CH4/O2/N2 mixture under air-combustion conditions was studied. Two mathematical models were used with the aim at simulating the gas explosion in the middle scale explosion vessel, and the associated effects of the temperature for different gas/air concentrations. Peak pressure, maximum rate of pressure rise and laminar burning velocity were measured from pressure time records of explosions occurring in a 1 m3 closed cylindrical vessel. The results of the models were validated considering a set of data (pressure time histories and root mean square velocity). The obtained results are relevant to the practice of gas explosion testing and the interpretation of test results and, they should be taken as the input data for CFD simulation to improve the conditions for standard tests.

  10. CFD simulations of a turbulent flow in a T-junction

    Morii, T. [Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization, Toranomon, Tokyo (Japan); Onishi, Y.; Hirakawa, K.; Nakamori, I. [AdvanceSoft Akasaka, Tokyo (Japan)


    Very careful T-junction tests are being performed at the Vattenfall Alkarleby Laboratory. Data from a recent test were used as the basis of an OECD/NEA blind benchmark exercise. JNES participated in this blind benchmark exercise. The present T-junction CFD simulation was performed as an incompressible fluid flow and buoyant effect was estimated by using the Boussinesq approximation. Four hexahedral grids (0.25M, 1M, 4M and 16M) were generated for grid size sensitivity study. The Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and the Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) turbulent models were used for a model sensitivity study. All calculation results of LES were closer to the experimental data than those of RANS. (author)

  11. CFD simulation of a dry scroll vacuum pump with clearances, solid heating and thermal deformation

    Spille-Kohoff, A.; Hesse, J.; Andres, R.; Hetze, F.


    Although dry scroll vacuum pumps (DSPV) are essential devices in many different industrial processes, the CFD simulation of such pumps is not widely used and often restricted to simplified cases due to its complexity: The working principle with a fixed and an orbiting scroll leads to working chambers that are changing in time and are connected through moving small radial and axial clearances in the range of 10 to 100 μm. Due to the low densities and low mass flow rates in vacuum pumps, it is important to include heat transfer towards and inside the solid components. Solid heating is very slow compared to the scroll revolution speed and the gas behaviour, thus a special workflow is necessary to reach the working conditions in reasonable simulation times. The resulting solid temperature is then used to compute the thermal deformation, which usually results in gap size changes that influence leakage flows. In this paper, setup steps and results for the simulation of a DSVP are shown and compared to theoretical and experimental results. The time-varying working chambers are meshed with TwinMesh, a hexahedral meshing programme for positive displacement machines. The CFD simulation with ANSYS CFX accounts for gas flow with compressibility and turbulence effects, conjugate heat transfer between gas and solids, and leakage flows through the clearances. Time-resolved results for torques, chamber pressure, mass flow, and heat flow between gas and solids are shown, as well as time- and space-resolved results for pressure, velocity, and temperature for different operating conditions of the DSVP.

  12. CFD Simulation of Entrained Flow Gasification With Improved Devolatilization and Char Consumption Submodels

    Kumar, Mayank


    In this work, we use a CFD package to model the operation of a coal gasifier with the objective of assessing the impact of devolatilization and char consumption models on the accuracy of the results. Devolatilization is modeled using the Chemical Percolation Devolitilization (CPD) model. The traditional CPD models predict the rate and the amount of volatiles released but not their species composition. We show that the knowledge of devolatilization rates is not sufficient for the accurate prediction of char consumption and a quantitative description of the devolatilization products, including the chemical composition of the tar, is needed. We incorporate experimental data on devolatilization products combined with modeling of the tar composition and reactions to improve the prediction of syngas compositions and carbon conversion. We also apply the shrinking core model and the random pore model to describe char consumption in the CFD simulations. Analysis of the results indicates distinct regimes of kinetic and diffusion control depending on the particle radius and injection conditions for both char oxidation and gasification reactions. The random pore model with Langmuir-Hinshelwood reaction kinetics are found to be better at predicting carbon conversion and exit syngas composition than the shrinking core model with Arrhenius kinetics. In addition, we gain qualitative and quantitative insights into the impact of the ash layer surrounding the char particle on the reaction rate. Copyright © 2010 by ASME.

  13. CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulators and thermal cracking of heavy oil and ultraheavy residues using microreactor

    Jardini, Andre L.; Bineli, Aulus R.R.; Viadana, Adriana M.; Maciel, Maria Regina Wolf; Maciel Filho, Rubens [State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). School of Chemical Engineering; Medina, Lilian C.; Gomes, Alexandre de O. [PETROBRAS S.A., Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Centro de Pesquisas (CENPES); Barros, Ricardo S. [University Foundation Jose Bonifacio (FUJB), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)


    In this paper, the design of microreactor with microfluidics channels has been carried out in Computer Aided Design Software (CAD) and constructed in rapid prototyping system to be used in chemical reaction processing of the heavy oil fractions. The flow pattern properties of microreactor (fluid dynamics, mixing behavior) have been considered through CFD (computational fluid dynamics) simulations. CFD calculations are also used to study the design and specification of new microreactor developments. The potential advantages of using a microreactor include better control of reaction conditions, improved safety and portability. A more detailed crude assay of the raw national oil, whose importance was evidenced by PETROBRAS/CENPES allows establishing the optimum strategies and processing conditions, aiming at a maximum utilization of the heavy oil fractions, towards valuable products. These residues are able to be processed in microreactor, in which conventional process like as hydrotreating, catalytic and thermal cracking may be carried out in a much more intensified fashion. The whole process development involves a prior thermal study to define the possible operating conditions for a particular task, the microreactor design through computational fluid dynamics and construction using rapid prototyping. This gives high flexibility for process development, shorter time, and costumer/task oriented process/product development. (author)

  14. Simulation of Rotary-Wing Near-Wake Vortex Structures Using Navier-Stokes CFD Methods

    Kenwright, David; Strawn, Roger; Ahmad, Jasim; Duque, Earl; Warmbrodt, William (Technical Monitor)


    This paper will use high-resolution Navier-Stokes computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to model the near-wake vortex roll-up behind rotor blades. The locations and strengths of the trailing vortices will be determined from newly-developed visualization and analysis software tools applied to the CFD solutions. Computational results for rotor nearwake vortices will be used to study the near-wake vortex roll up for highly-twisted tiltrotor blades. These rotor blades typically have combinations of positive and negative spanwise loading and complex vortex wake interactions. Results of the computational studies will be compared to vortex-lattice wake models that are frequently used in rotorcraft comprehensive codes. Information from these comparisons will be used to improve the rotor wake models in the Tilt-Rotor Acoustic Code (TRAC) portion of NASA's Short Haul Civil Transport program (SHCT). Accurate modeling of the rotor wake is an important part of this program and crucial to the successful design of future civil tiltrotor aircraft. The rotor wake system plays an important role in blade-vortex interaction noise, a major problem for all rotorcraft including tiltrotors.

  15. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulations of Jet Mixing in Tanks of Different Scales

    Breisacher, Kevin; Moder, Jeffrey


    For long-duration in-space storage of cryogenic propellants, an axial jet mixer is one concept for controlling tank pressure and reducing thermal stratification. Extensive ground-test data from the 1960s to the present exist for tank diameters of 10 ft or less. The design of axial jet mixers for tanks on the order of 30 ft diameter, such as those planned for the Ares V Earth Departure Stage (EDS) LH2 tank, will require scaling of available experimental data from much smaller tanks, as well designing for microgravity effects. This study will assess the ability for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to handle a change of scale of this magnitude by performing simulations of existing ground-based axial jet mixing experiments at two tank sizes differing by a factor of ten. Simulations of several axial jet configurations for an Ares V scale EDS LH2 tank during low Earth orbit (LEO) coast are evaluated and selected results are also presented. Data from jet mixing experiments performed in the 1960s by General Dynamics with water at two tank sizes (1 and 10 ft diameter) are used to evaluate CFD accuracy. Jet nozzle diameters ranged from 0.032 to 0.25 in. for the 1 ft diameter tank experiments and from 0.625 to 0.875 in. for the 10 ft diameter tank experiments. Thermally stratified layers were created in both tanks prior to turning on the jet mixer. Jet mixer efficiency was determined by monitoring the temperatures on thermocouple rakes in the tanks to time when the stratified layer was mixed out. Dye was frequently injected into the stratified tank and its penetration recorded. There were no velocities or turbulence quantities available in the experimental data. A commercially available, time accurate, multi-dimensional CFD code with free surface tracking (FLOW-3D from Flow Science, Inc.) is used for the simulations presented. Comparisons are made between computed temperatures at various axial locations in the tank at different times and those observed experimentally. The

  16. Patient-individualized boundary conditions for CFD simulations using time-resolved 3D angiography.

    Boegel, Marco; Gehrisch, Sonja; Redel, Thomas; Rohkohl, Christopher; Hoelter, Philip; Doerfler, Arnd; Maier, Andreas; Kowarschik, Markus


    Hemodynamic simulations are of increasing interest for the assessment of aneurysmal rupture risk and treatment planning. Achievement of accurate simulation results requires the usage of several patient-individual boundary conditions, such as a geometric model of the vasculature but also individualized inflow conditions. We propose the automatic estimation of various parameters for boundary conditions for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) based on a single 3D rotational angiography scan, also showing contrast agent inflow. First the data are reconstructed, and a patient-specific vessel model can be generated in the usual way. For this work, we optimize the inflow waveform based on two parameters, the mean velocity and pulsatility. We use statistical analysis of the measurable velocity distribution in the vessel segment to estimate the mean velocity. An iterative optimization scheme based on CFD and virtual angiography is utilized to estimate the inflow pulsatility. Furthermore, we present methods to automatically determine the heart rate and synchronize the inflow waveform to the patient's heart beat, based on time-intensity curves extracted from the rotational angiogram. This will result in a patient-individualized inflow velocity curve. The proposed methods were evaluated on two clinical datasets. Based on the vascular geometries, synthetic rotational angiography data was generated to allow a quantitative validation of our approach against ground truth data. We observed an average error of approximately [Formula: see text] for the mean velocity, [Formula: see text] for the pulsatility. The heart rate was estimated very precisely with an average error of about [Formula: see text], which corresponds to about 6 ms error for the duration of one cardiac cycle. Furthermore, a qualitative comparison of measured time-intensity curves from the real data and patient-specific simulated ones shows an excellent match. The presented methods have the potential to accurately

  17. Evaluation of CFD Methods for Simulation of Two-Phase Boiling Flow Phenomena in a Helical Coil Steam Generator

    Pointer, William David [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Shaver, Dillon [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Liu, Yang [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Vegendla, Prasad [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Tentner, Adrian [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)


    The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy charges participants in the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) program with the development of advanced modeling and simulation capabilities that can be used to address design, performance and safety challenges in the development and deployment of advanced reactor technology. The NEAMS has established a high impact problem (HIP) team to demonstrate the applicability of these tools to identification and mitigation of sources of steam generator flow induced vibration (SGFIV). The SGFIV HIP team is working to evaluate vibration sources in an advanced helical coil steam generator using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of the turbulent primary coolant flow over the outside of the tubes and CFD simulations of the turbulent multiphase boiling secondary coolant flow inside the tubes integrated with high resolution finite element method assessments of the tubes and their associated structural supports. This report summarizes the demonstration of a methodology for the multiphase boiling flow analysis inside the helical coil steam generator tube. A helical coil steam generator configuration has been defined based on the experiments completed by Polytecnico di Milano in the SIET helical coil steam generator tube facility. Simulations of the defined problem have been completed using the Eulerian-Eulerian multi-fluid modeling capabilities of the commercial CFD code STAR-CCM+. Simulations suggest that the two phases will quickly stratify in the slightly inclined pipe of the helical coil steam generator. These results have been successfully benchmarked against both empirical correlations for pressure drop and simulations using an alternate CFD methodology, the dispersed phase mixture modeling capabilities of the open source CFD code Nek5000.

  18. CFD simulations of transient load change on a high head Francis turbine

    Jakobsen, Ken-Robert G.; Aasved Holst, Martin


    Motivated by the importance of better understanding the structural integrity of high-head hydraulic turbines operating at intermittent conditions, complete 360º steady-state and transient simulations of a Francis turbine are presented in this paper. The main target of the work has been to investigate different numerical approaches such as mesh deformation for different operating conditions. Steady-state simulations were performed at the best efficiency point (BEP) and used as initial conditions for the transient simulations considering load rejection from BEP to part load (BEP2PL) and during load acceptance from BEP to high load (BEP2HL). Simulation results were compared with experimental data available for the Francis-99 project where close agreement was found for the mesh independent solution. The transient load analyses showed general trends in accordance with the measurement reports, especially for the pressure in vaneless space that is of high importance regarding RSI effects. Some deviations were identified for the net head at load rejection for which further investigations will be conducted. All CFD simulations were performed at model scale with ANSYS CFX v. 17 at either 96 or 120 cores (2.60 GHz). The immersed boundary technique was tested during the initial stages of the project, but had to be abandoned due to severe memory requirements. Pressure amplitudes and other instantaneous results were not considered.

  19. Advanced CFD simulations of turbulent flows around appendages in CANDU fuel bundles

    Abbasian, F.; Hadaller, G.I.; Fortman, R.A., E-mail: [Stern Laboratories Inc., Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)


    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) was used to simulate the coolant flow in a modified 37-element CANDU fuel bundle, in order to investigate the effects of the appendages on the flow field. First, a subchannel model was created to qualitatively analyze the capabilities of different turbulence models such as k.ε, Reynolds Normalization Group (RNG), Shear Stress Transport (SST) and Large Eddy Simulation (LES). Then, the turbulence model with the acceptable quality was used to investigate the effects of positioning appendages, normally used in CANDU 37-element Critical Heat Flux (CHF) experiments, on the flow field. It was concluded that the RNG and SST models both show improvements over the k.ε method by predicting cross flow rates closer to those predicted by the LES model. Also the turbulence effects in the k.ε model dissipate quickly downstream of the appendages, while in the RNG and SST models appear at longer distances similar to the LES model. The RNG method simulation time was relatively feasible and as a result was chosen for the bundle model simulations. In the bundle model simulations it was shown that the tunnel spacers and leaf springs, used to position the bundles inside the pressure tubes in the experiments, have no measureable dominant effects on the flow field. The flow disturbances are localized and disappear at relatively short streamwise distances. (author)

  20. Assessment of accuracy of CFD simulations through quantification of a numerical dissipation rate

    Domaradzki, J. A.; Sun, G.; Xiang, X.; Chen, K. K.


    The accuracy of CFD simulations is typically assessed through a time consuming process of multiple runs and comparisons with available benchmark data. We propose that the accuracy can be assessed in the course of actual runs using a simpler method based on a numerical dissipation rate which is computed at each time step for arbitrary sub-domains using only information provided by the code in question (Schranner et al., 2015; Castiglioni and Domaradzki, 2015). Here, the method has been applied to analyze numerical simulation results obtained using OpenFOAM software for a flow around a sphere at Reynolds number of 1000. Different mesh resolutions were used in the simulations. For the coarsest mesh the ratio of the numerical dissipation to the viscous dissipation downstream of the sphere varies from 4.5% immediately behind the sphere to 22% further away. For the finest mesh this ratio varies from 0.4% behind the sphere to 6% further away. The large numerical dissipation in the former case is a direct indicator that the simulation results are inaccurate, e.g., the predicted Strouhal number is 16% lower than the benchmark. Low numerical dissipation in the latter case is an indicator of an acceptable accuracy, with the Strouhal number in the simulations matching the benchmark. Supported by NSF.

  1. Experimental study and advanced CFD simulation of fire safety performance of building external wall insulation system

    Yan Zhenghua


    Full Text Available Large scale fire tests of building external wall insulation system were conducted. In the experiment, thermal-couples were mounted to measure the insulation system surface temperature and the gas temperature inside rooms at the second and third floors. Photos were also taken during the fire tests. The measurement provides information of the ignition and fire spread of the external insulation system which consists of surface protection layer, glass fibre net, bonding thin layer, anchor and the load bearing wall. Comprehensive simulations of the fire tests were carried out using an advanced CFD fire simulation software Simtec (Simulation of Thermal Engineering Complex [1, 2], which is now released by Simtec Soft Sweden, with the turbulent flow, turbulent combustion, thermal radiation, soot formation, convective heat transfer, the fully coupled three dimensional heat transfer inside solid materials, the ‘burn-out' of the surface protection layer and the pyrolysis of the insulation layer, etc, all computed. The simulation is compared with experimental measurement for validation. The simulation well captured the burning and fire spread of the external insulation wall.

  2. CFD-based turbulent reactive flow simulations of power plant plumes

    Yang, Bo; Zhang, K. Max


    This paper examined the capabilities of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques in modeling the transport and chemical transformation of power plant plumes. Based on turbulence characteristics, we divided the plume evolution into two stages. The first stage is referred to as the jet-dominated region (JDR), characterized by a high momentum jet flow of flue gas. The second stage is referred to as the ambient-dominated region (ADR), driven by atmospheric boundary layer turbulence. Then, we compared the three methods in simulating plume transport in the JDR, i.e., Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) model with velocity inlet (RANS-VI), RANS with volume source (RANS-VS) and Large-Eddy Simulation (LES). The VI method treats the stack exit as a surface inlet to the simulation domain, while the VS method defines a volume region containing the source with a specific emission rate. Our evaluation against a relevant wind tunnel experiment suggested that RANS-VI is most appropriate for power plant plume transport in the JDR. LES can achieve more accurate results, but the improvement in accuracy over RANS-VI may not justify its high computational costs. Nevertheless, LES is still preferable for JDR simulations if computational costs are not a constraint. The VS method requires refined mesh in the source region in order to achieve accurate results, making it no different from the VI method in the JDR. Next, for our ADR evaluation, we simulated plume chemical evolution in a well-characterized 1999 TVA Cumberland aircraft plume transect field study. RANS-VS was adopted, as proper RANS-VI and LES simulations would be exceedingly expensive in terms of computational costs. The overall model performance was satisfactory, evinced by the predicted concentrations of SO2, O3, NOx as well as NO2/NOx ratios fell within the variations in the observed values for large portions of the plume distributions. An indirect JDR evaluation by comparing the predicted plume centerline

  3. Thermal hydraulic performance analysis of the printed circuit heat exchanger using a helium test facility and CFD simulations

    Kim, In Hun [Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of); No, Hee Cheon [Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)], E-mail:; Lee, Jeong Ik; Jeon, Byong Guk [Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 373-1, Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 (Korea, Republic of)


    The thermal-hydraulic performance of the PCHE was investigated using the KAIST helium test loop. Experiments were performed in the helium laminar region with 350 < Re < 1200. The hot/cold side inlet conditions were 25-550 {sup o}C/25-100 {sup o}C over the operating pressure of 1.5-1.9 MPa, respectively. Mass flow rates were controlled in the range of 40-100 kg/h. Pressure drop and temperature difference were measured at the inlet and outlet of the hot and cold sides. A global Fanning factor correlation and a global Nusselt number correlation were proposed using information only at the inlet and outlet of the hot and cold sides. A three-dimensional (3-D) numerical simulation was performed using FLUENT, a commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code, to compare simulation results to the KAIST helium test data and to obtain the local Nusselt number in the PCHE. CFD predictions showed good agreement with experimental data. A local pitch-averaged Nusselt number correlation was proposed using local temperature, pressure, surface heat fluxes, and properties provided by CFD simulations. The system analysis code, GAMMA, was also utilized to identify which correlation was more applicable for system analysis. It turns out that the proposed local pitch-averaged Nusselt number correlation from CFD simulations is more appropriate than the global Nusselt number correlation developed from experimental data.

  4. Two-Phase Flow Simulations for PTS Investigation by Means of Neptune_CFD Code

    Fabio Moretti


    Full Text Available Two-dimensional axisymmetric simulations of pressurized thermal shock (PTS phenomena through Neptune_CFD module are presented aiming at two-phase models validation against experimental data. Because of PTS complexity, only some thermal-hydraulic aspects were considered. Two different flow configurations were studied, occurring when emergency core cooling (ECC water is injected in an uncovered cold leg of a pressurized water reactor (PWR—a plunging water jet entering a free surface, and a stratified steam-water flow. Some standard and new implemented models were tested: modified turbulent k-ε models with turbulence production induced by interfacial friction, models for the drag coefficient, and interfacial heat transfer models. Quite good agreement with experimental data was achieved with best performing models for both test cases, even if a further improvement in phase change modelling would be suitable for nuclear technology applications.

  5. System Identification Applied to Dynamic CFD Simulation and Wind Tunnel Data

    Murphy, Patrick C.; Klein, Vladislav; Frink, Neal T.; Vicroy, Dan D.


    Demanding aerodynamic modeling requirements for military and civilian aircraft have provided impetus for researchers to improve computational and experimental techniques. Model validation is a key component for these research endeavors so this study is an initial effort to extend conventional time history comparisons by comparing model parameter estimates and their standard errors using system identification methods. An aerodynamic model of an aircraft performing one-degree-of-freedom roll oscillatory motion about its body axes is developed. The model includes linear aerodynamics and deficiency function parameters characterizing an unsteady effect. For estimation of unknown parameters two techniques, harmonic analysis and two-step linear regression, were applied to roll-oscillatory wind tunnel data and to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulated data. The model used for this study is a highly swept wing unmanned aerial combat vehicle. Differences in response prediction, parameters estimates, and standard errors are compared and discussed

  6. CFD simulation of the gas flow in a pulse tube cryocooler with two pulse tubes

    Yin, C. L.


    In this paper, in order to instruct the next optimization work, a two-dimension Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model is developed to simulate temperature distribution and velocity distribution of oscillating fluid in the DPTC by individual phase-shifting. It is found that the axial temperature distribution of regenerator is generally uniform and the temperatures near the center at the same cross setion of two pulse tubes are obviously higher than their near wall temperatures. The wall temperature difference about 0-7 K exists between the two pulse tubes. The velocity distribution near the center of the regenerator is uniform and there is obvious injection stream coming at the center of the pulse tubes from the hot end. The formation reason of temperature distribution and velocity distribution is explained.

  7. CFD simulations of a wind turbine for analysis of tip vortex breakdown

    Kimura, K.; Tanabe, Y.; Aoyama, T.; Matsuo, Y.; Arakawa, C.; Iida, M.


    This paper discusses about the wake structure of wind turbine via the use of URANS and Quasi-DNS, focussing on the tip vortex breakdown. The moving overlapped structured grids CFD Solver based on a fourth-order reconstruction and an all-speed scheme, rFlow3D is used for capturing the characteristics of tip vortices. The results from the Model Experiments in Controlled Conditions project (MEXICO) was accordingly selected for executing wake simulations through the variation of tip speed ratio (TSR); in an operational wind turbine, TSR often changes in value. Therefore, it is important to assess the potential effects of TSR on wake characteristics. The results obtained by changing TSR show the variations of the position of wake breakdown and wake expansion. The correspondence between vortices and radial/rotational flow is also confirmed.

  8. CFD numerical simulation of dispersion law of indoor gas leakage based on weather conditions

    张甫仁; 张辉; 庄春龙


    The calculation model was established by k-ε turbulence stress which reflects the change of indoor gas leak’s volume fraction,and the CFD software was used to numerically simulate the volume fraction of gas after the gas of continuity leakage,at the same time the changes of gas leak were studied. The results show that the process of gas leakage is different with the change of conditions of indoor and outdoor. Because of the different influencing factors,when the gas leak reaches a certain stable value,the volume fraction,velocity and the explosion of regional are different in the same state indoor. In some regions the gas will explode which meets the fire even if the mean volume fraction of the gas cannot achieve the explosion limit.

  9. On the Application of Viscoelastic & Viscoplastic Constitutive Relations in the CFD Bio-Fluid Simulations

    Akherat, S M Javid Mahmoudzadeh


    Considerations on implementation of the stress-strain constitutive relations applied in Computational Fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of cardiovascular flows have been addressed extensively in the literature. However, the matter is yet controversial. The author suggests that the choice of non-Newtonian models and the consideration of non-Newtonian assumption versus the Newtonian assumption is very application oriented and cannot be solely dependent on the vessel size. In the presented work, where a renal disease patient-specific geometry is used, the non-Newtonian effects manifest insignificant, while the vessel is considered to be medium to small which, according to the literature, suggest a strict use of non-Newtonian formulation. The insignificance of the non-Newtonian effects specially manifests in Wall Shear Stress (WSS) along the walls of the numerical domain, where the differences between Newtonian calculated WSS and non-Newtonian calculated WSS is barely visible.

  10. Inviscid and viscous flow modelling of complex aircraft configurations using the CFD simulation system sauna

    Peace, Andrew J.; May, Nicholas E.; Pocock, Mark F.; Shaw, Jonathon A.


    This paper is concerned with the flow modelling capabilities of an advanced CFD simulation system known by the acronym SAUNA. This system is aimed primarily at complex aircraft configurations and possesses a unique grid generation strategy in its use of block-structured, unstructured or hybrid grids, depending on the geometric complexity of the addressed configuration. The main focus of the paper is in demonstrating the recently developed multi-grid, block-structured grid, viscous flow capability of SAUNA, through its evaluation on a number of configurations. Inviscid predictions are also presented, both as a means of interpreting the viscous results and with a view to showing more completely the capabilities of SAUNA. It is shown that accuracy and flexibility are combined in an efficient manner, thus demonstrating the value of SAUNA in aerodynamic design.

  11. Verification of the CFD simulation system SAUNA for complex aircraft configurations

    Shaw, Jonathon A.; Peace, Andrew J.; May, Nicholas E.; Pocock, Mark F.


    This paper is concerned with the verification for complex aircraft configurations of an advanced CFD simulation system known by the acronym SAUNA. A brief description of the complete system is given, including its unique use of differing grid generation strategies (structured, unstructured or both) depending on the geometric complexity of the addressed configuration. The majority of the paper focuses on the application of SAUNA to a variety of configurations from the military aircraft, civil aircraft and missile areas. Mesh generation issues are discussed for each geometry and experimental data are used to assess the accuracy of the inviscid (Euler) model used. It is shown that flexibility and accuracy are combined in an efficient manner, thus demonstrating the value of SAUNA in aerodynamic design.

  12. Flow mixing inside a control-rod guide tube - Experimental tests and CFD simulations

    Angele, Kristian, E-mail: [Vattenfall Research and Development AB, SE-81426 Aelvkarleby (Sweden); Odemark, Ylva; Cehlin, Mathias; Hemstroem, Bengt; Hoegstroem, Carl-Maikel; Henriksson, Mats [Vattenfall Research and Development AB, SE-81426 Aelvkarleby (Sweden); Tinoco, Hernan; Lindqvist, Hans [Forsmarks Kraftgrupp AB, SE-74203 Oesthammar (Sweden)


    This paper covers a combined experimental and computational effort carried out at Vattenfall Research and Development AB in order to study the thermal mixing in the annular region between a top tube and a control-rod stem. The low frequency thermal fluctuations in this region can result in problems with thermal fatigue and have caused cracks in the control-rod stems of several nuclear reactors (). The flow in the vertical annular region formed by the top tube and the control-rod stem is characterized by the mixing of hot bypass flow with cold crud-removal flow. The crud-removal flow is flowing upwards along the control-rod stem, and the warmer bypass flow is entering through eight horizontal holes positioned in the lower part of the guide tube and four holes in the upper part of the top tube, forming jets. Two full-scale models of a control rod, including the control-rod stem and the guide tube, were constructed. The first model, designed to work at atmospheric conditions, was made of Plexiglass, in order to be able to visualize the mixing process, whereas the second one was made of steel to allow for a higher temperature difference between the two flows, and the heating of the top tube. CFD simulations of the case at atmospheric conditions were also carried out. Both the experiments and the simulations showed that the mixing region between the cold crud-removal flow and the warm bypass flow is dominated by large flow structures coming from above. The process is characterized by low frequency, high amplitude temperature fluctuations. The process is basically hydrodynamic, caused by the downward transport of flow structures originated at the upper bypass inlets. The damping thermal effects through buoyancy is of secondary importance, as also the scaling analysis shows, however a slight damping of the temperature fluctuations can be seen due to natural convection due to a pre-heating of the cold crud-removal flow. The comparison between numerical and experimental

  13. A CFD Validation of Fire Dynamics Simulator for ‎Corner Fire ‎

    Pavan K. Sharma


    Full Text Available A computational study has been carried out for predicting the behaviour of a corner fire ‎source for a ‎reported experiment using a field model based code Fire Dynamics Simulator ‎‎(FDS. Time ‎dependent temperature is predicted along with the resulting changes in the ‎plume structure. The flux ‎falling on the wall was also observed. The analysis has been ‎carried out with the correct value of the ‎grid size based on earlier experiences and also by ‎performing a grid sensitivity study. The predicted ‎temperatures of the two scenarios at two ‎points by the current analysis are in very good agreement ‎with the earlier reported ‎experimental data and numerical prediction. The studies have extended the ‎utility of field ‎model based tools to model the particular separate effect phenomenon like corner for ‎one ‎such situation and validate against experimental data. The present study have several ‎‎applications in such as room fires, hydrogen transport in nuclear reactor containment, ‎natural ‎convection in building flows etc. The present approach uses the advanced Large ‎Eddy Simulation ‎‎(LES based CFD turbulence model. The paper presents brief description ‎of the code FDS, details ‎of the computational model along with the discussions on the ‎results obtained under these studies. ‎The validated CFD based procedure has been used for ‎solving various problems enclosure fire, ‎ventilated fire and open fire from nuclear industry ‎which are however not included in the present ‎paper. ‎

  14. An approach to improve the separation of solid-liquid suspensions in inclined plate settlers: CFD simulation and experimental validation.

    Salem, A I; Okoth, G; Thöming, J


    The most important requirements for achieving effective separation conditions in inclined plate settler (IPS) are its hydraulic performance and the equal distribution of suspensions between settler channels, both of which depend on the inlet configuration. In this study, three different inlet structures were used to explore the effect of feeding a bench scale IPS via a nozzle distributor on its hydraulic performance and separation efficiency. Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analyses were carried out to evaluate the hydraulic characteristics of the IPS. Comparing the experimental results with the predicted results by CFD simulation implies that the CFD software can play a useful role in studying the hydraulic performance of the IPS by employing residence time distribution (RTD) curves. The results also show that the use of a nozzle distributor can significantly enhance the hydraulic performance of the IPS, which contributes to the improvement of its separation efficiency.

  15. CFD simulation of pressure and discharge surge in Francis turbine at off-design conditions

    Chirkov, D.; Avdyushenko, A.; Panov, L.; Bannikov, D.; Cherny, S.; Skorospelov, V.; Pylev, I.


    A hybrid 1D-3D CFD model is developed for the numerical simulation of pressure and discharge surge in hydraulic power plants. The most essential part - the turbine itself - is simulated directly using 3D unsteady equations of turbulent motion of fluid-vapor mixture, while the rest of the hydraulic system is simulated in frames of 1D hydro-acoustic model. Thus the model accounts for the main factors responsible for excitation and propagation of pressure and discharge waves in hydraulic power plant. Boundary conditions at penstock inlet and draft tube outlet are discussed in detail. Then simulations of dynamic behavior at part load and full load operating points are performed. It is shown that the numerical model is able to capture self-excited oscillations in full load conditions. The influence of penstock length and flow structure behind the runner are investigated. The presented approach seems to be a promising tool for prediction and investigation the dynamic behavior in hydraulic power plants.

  16. Towards Online Visualization and Interactive Monitoring of Real-Time CFD Simulations on Commodity Hardware

    Nils Koliha


    Full Text Available Real-time rendering in the realm of computational fluid dynamics (CFD in particular and scientific high performance computing (HPC in general is a comparably young field of research, as the complexity of most problems with practical relevance is too high for a real-time numerical simulation. However, recent advances in HPC and the development of very efficient numerical techniques allow running first optimized numerical simulations in or near real-time, which in return requires integrated and optimized visualization techniques that do not affect performance. In this contribution, we present concepts, implementation details and several application examples of a minimally-invasive, efficient visualization tool for the interactive monitoring of 2D and 3D turbulent flow simulations on commodity hardware. The numerical simulations are conducted with ELBE, an efficient lattice Boltzmann environment based on NVIDIA CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture, which provides optimized numerical kernels for 2D and 3D computational fluid dynamics with fluid-structure interactions and turbulence.

  17. CFD-ACE+: a CAD system for simulation and modeling of MEMS

    Stout, Phillip J.; Yang, H. Q.; Dionne, Paul; Leonard, Andy; Tan, Zhiqiang; Przekwas, Andrzej J.; Krishnan, Anantha


    Computer aided design (CAD) systems are a key to designing and manufacturing MEMS with higher performance/reliability, reduced costs, shorter prototyping cycles and improved time- to-market. One such system is CFD-ACE+MEMS, a modeling and simulation environment for MEMS which includes grid generation, data visualization, graphical problem setup, and coupled fluidic, thermal, mechanical, electrostatic, and magnetic physical models. The fluid model is a 3D multi- block, structured/unstructured/hybrid, pressure-based, implicit Navier-Stokes code with capabilities for multi- component diffusion, multi-species transport, multi-step gas phase chemical reactions, surface reactions, and multi-media conjugate heat transfer. The thermal model solves the total enthalpy from of the energy equation. The energy equation includes unsteady, convective, conductive, species energy, viscous dissipation, work, and radiation terms. The electrostatic model solves Poisson's equation. Both the finite volume method and the boundary element method (BEM) are available for solving Poisson's equation. The BEM method is useful for unbounded problems. The magnetic model solves for the vector magnetic potential from Maxwell's equations including eddy currents but neglecting displacement currents. The mechanical model is a finite element stress/deformation solver which has been coupled to the flow, heat, electrostatic, and magnetic calculations to study flow, thermal electrostatically, and magnetically included deformations of structures. The mechanical or structural model can accommodate elastic and plastic materials, can handle large non-linear displacements, and can model isotropic and anisotropic materials. The thermal- mechanical coupling involves the solution of the steady state Navier equation with thermoelastic deformation. The electrostatic-mechanical coupling is a calculation of the pressure force due to surface charge on the mechanical structure. Results of CFD-ACE+MEMS modeling of MEMS

  18. CFD simulation of the IAEA 10 MW generic MTR reactor under loss of flow transient

    Salama, Amgad, E-mail: [Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701 (Korea, Republic of); Atomic Energy Authority, Reactors Department, 13759 Cairo (Egypt); El-Morshedy, Salah El-Din, E-mail: [Atomic Energy Authority, Reactors Department, 13759 Cairo (Egypt)


    Three-dimensional simulation of the IAEA 10 MW generic reactor under loss of flow transient is introduced using the CFD code, Fluent. The IAEA reactor calculation is a safety-related benchmark problem for an idealized material testing reactor (MTR) pool type specified in order to compare calculational methods used in various research centers. The flow transients considered include fast loss of flow accidents (FLOFA) and slow loss of flow accidents (SLOFA) modeled with exponential flow decay and time constants of 1 and 25 s, respectively. The transients were initiated from a power of 12 MW with a flow trip point at 85% nominal flow and a 200 ms time delay. The simulation shows comparable results as those published by other research groups. However, interesting 3D patterns are shown that are usually lost based on the one-dimensional simulations that other research groups have introduced. In addition, information about the maximum clad surface temperature, the maximum fuel element temperature as well as the location of hot spots in fuel channel is also reported.

  19. CFD simulation of inlet design effect on deoiling hydrocyclone separation efficiency

    Noroozi, S.; Hashemabadi, S.H. [Computational Fluid Dynamics Research Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)


    An Eulerian-Eulerian three-dimensional CFD model was developed to study the effect of different inlet designs on deoiling hydrocyclone separation efficiency. Reynolds averaged Navier Stokes and continuity equations were applied to solve steady turbulent flow through the cyclone with the Reynolds stress model. In addition, the modified drag correlation for liquid-liquid emulsion with respect to the Reynolds number range and viscosity ratio of two phases was used and the simulation results were compared with those predicted by the Schiller-Naumann correlation. Pressure profile, tangential and axial velocities and separation efficiency of the deoiling hydrocyclone were calculated for four different inlet designs and compared with the standard design. The simulation results for the standard design demonstrate an acceptable agreement with reported experimental data. The results show that all new four inlet designs offer higher efficiencies compared to the standard design. The difference between the efficiency of the LLHC, of the new inlets and the standard design can be improved by increasing the inlet velocity. Furthermore, the simulations show that the separation efficiency can be improved by about 10 % when using a helical form of inlet. (Abstract Copyright [2009], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  20. CFD Simulations of the Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (SIAD) Ballistic Range Tests

    Brock, Joseph; Stern, Eric; Wilder, Michael


    A series of ballistic range tests were performed on a scaled model of the Supersonic Flight Demonstration Test (SFDT) intended to test the Supersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator (SIAD) geometry. The purpose of these experiments were to provide aerodynamic coefficients of the vehicle to aid in mission and vehicle design. The experimental data spans the moderate Mach number range, $3.8-2.0$, with a total angle of attack ($alpha_T$) range, $10o-20o$. These conditions are intended to span the Mach-$alpha$ space for the majority of the SFDT experiment. In an effort to validate the predictive capabilities of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for free-flight aerodynamic behavior, numerical simulations of the ballistic range experiment are performed using the unstructured finite volume Navier-Stokes solver, US3D. Comparisons to raw vehicle attitude, and post-processed aerodynamic coefficients are made between simulated results and experimental data. The resulting comparisons for both raw model attitude and derived aerodynamic coefficients show good agreement with experimental results. Additionally, near body pressure field values for each trajectory simulated are investigated. Extracted surface and wake pressure data gives further insights into dynamic flow coupling leading to a potential mechanism for dynamic instability.

  1. CFD Simulation of Fixed and Variable Pitch Vertical Axis Tidal Turbine

    Qihu Sheng; Syed Shah Khalid; Zhimin Xiong; Ghazala Sahib; Liang Zhang


    In this paper,hydrodynamic analysis of vertical axis tidal turbine (both fixed pitch & variable pitch) is numerically analyzed.Two-dimensional numerical modeling & simulation of the unsteady flow through the blades of the turbine is performed using ANSYS CFX,hereafter CFX,which is based on a Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) model.A transient simulation is done for fixed pitch and variable pitch vertical axis tidal turbine using a Shear Stress Transport turbulence (SST) scheme.Main hydrodynamic parameters like torque T,combined moment CM,coefficients of performance CP and coefficient of torque CT,etc.are investigated.The modeling and meshing of turbine rotor is performed in ICEM-CFD.Moreover,the difference in meshing schemes between fixed pitch and variable pitch is also mentioned.Mesh motion option is employed for variable pitch turbine.This article is one part of the ongoing research on turbine design and developments.The numerical simulation results are validated with well reputed analytical results performed by Edinburgh Design Ltd.The article concludes with a parametric study of turbine performance,comparison between fixed and variable pitch operation for a four-bladed turbine.It is found that for variable pitch we get maximum CP and peak power at smaller revolution per minute N and tip sped ratio λ.

  2. CFD Simulation of Fish-like Body Moving in Viscous Liquid

    D. Adkins; Y. Y. Yan


    The study of fish-like bodies moving in liquid is an interesting and challenging research subject in the fields of biolocomotion and biomimetics. Typically the effect of tail oscillation on fluid flow around such a body is highly unsteady, generating vortices and requiting detailed analysis of fluid-structure interactions. An understanding of the complexities of such flows is of interest not only to biologists but also to engineers interested in developing vehicles capable of emulating the high performance of fish propulsion and manoeuvring. In the present study, a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulation of a three-dimensional biomimetic fish-like body has been developed to investigate the fluid flows around this body when moving in a viscous liquid. A parametric analysis of the variables that affect the flow surrounding the body is presented, along with flow visualisations, in an attempt to quantify and qualify the effect that these variables have on the performance of the body. The analysis provided by the unsteady transient simulation of a fish-like body has allowed the flow surrounding a fish-like body undergoing periodic oscillations to be studied. The simulation produces a motion of the tail in the (x, y) plane, with the tail oscillating as a rigid body in the form of a sinusoidal wave.

  3. CFD simulation of MSW combustion and SNCR in a commercial incinerator

    Xia, Zihong; Li, Jian; Wu, Tingting [Key Laboratory of Coal Gasification and Energy Chemical Engineering of Ministry of Education, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai (China); Chen, Caixia, E-mail: [Key Laboratory of Coal Gasification and Energy Chemical Engineering of Ministry of Education, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai (China); Zhang, Xiaoke [Shanghai Environment Group Company, 1881 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai 200336 (China)


    Highlights: • Presented a CFD scheme for modeling MSW incinerator including SNCR process. • Performed a sensitivity analysis of SNCR operating conditions. • Non-uniform distributions of gas velocity, temperature and NO{sub x} in the incinerator. • The injection position of reagent was critical for a desirable performance of SNCR. • A NSR 1.5 was recommended as a compromise of NO{sub x} reduction rates and NH{sub 3} slip. - Abstract: A CFD scheme was presented for modeling municipal solid waste (MSW) combustion in a moving-grate incinerator, including the in-bed burning of solid wastes, the out-of-bed burnout of gaseous volatiles, and the selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) process between urea (CO(NH{sub 2}){sub 2}) and NO{sub x}. The in-bed calculations provided 2-D profiles of the gas–solid temperatures and the gas species concentrations along the bed length, which were then used as inlet conditions for the out-of-bed computations. The over-bed simulations provided the profiles of incident radiation heat flux on the top of bed. A 3-dimensional benchmark simulation was conducted with a 750 t/day commercial incinerator using the present coupling scheme incorporating with a reduced SNCR reduction mechanism. Numerical tests were performed to investigate the effects of operating parameters such as injection position, injection speed and the normalized stoichiometric ratio (NSR) on the SNCR performance. The simulation results showed that the distributions of gas velocity, temperature and NO{sub x} concentration were highly non-uniform, which made the injection position one of the most sensitive operating parameters influencing the SNCR performance of moving grate incinerators. The simulation results also showed that multi-layer injections were needed to meet the EU2000 standard, and a NSR 1.5 was suggested as a compromise of a satisfactory NO{sub x} reduction and reasonable NH{sub 3} slip rates. This work provided useful guides to the design and

  4. CFD Simulations of a Regenerative Process for Carbon Dioxide Capture in Advanced Gasification Based Power Systems

    Arastoopour, Hamid [Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States); Abbasian, Javad [Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States)


    This project describes the work carried out to prepare a highly reactive and mechanically strong MgO based sorbents and to develop a Population Balance Equations (PBE) approach to describe the evolution of the particle porosity distribution that is linked with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to perform simulations of the CO2 capture and sorbent regeneration. A large number of MgO-based regenerable sorbents were prepared using low cost and abundant dolomite as the base material. Among various preparation parameters investigated the potassium/magnesium (K/Mg) ratio was identified as the key variable affecting the reactivity and CO2 capacity of the sorbent. The optimum K/Mg ratio is about 0.15. The sorbent formulation HD52-P2 was identified as the “best” sorbent formulation and a large batch (one kg) of the sorbent was prepared for the detailed study. The results of parametric study indicate the optimum carbonation and regeneration temperatures are 360° and 500°C, respectively. The results also indicate that steam has a beneficial effect on the rate of carbonation and regeneration of the sorbent and that the reactivity and capacity of the sorbent decreases in the cycling process (sorbent deactivation). The results indicate that to achieve a high CO2 removal efficiency, the bed of sorbent should be operated at a temperature range of 370-410°C which also favors production of hydrogen through the WGS reaction. To describe the carbonation reaction kinetics of the MgO, the Variable Diffusivity shrinking core Model (VDM) was developed in this project, which was shown to accurately fit the experimental data. An important advantage of this model is that the changes in the sorbent conversion with time can be expressed in an explicit manner, which will significantly reduce the CFD computation time. A Computational Fluid Dynamic/Population Balance Equations (CFD/PBE) model was developed that accounts for the particle (sorbent) porosity distribution and a new version of

  5. CFD Simulations of a Regenerative Process for Carbon Dioxide Capture in Advanced Gasification Based Power Systems

    Arastoopour, Hamid [Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States); Abbasian, Javad [Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States)


    This project describes the work carried out to prepare a highly reactive and mechanically strong MgO based sorbents and to develop a Population Balance Equations (PBE) approach to describe the evolution of the particle porosity distribution that is linked with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to perform simulations of the CO2 capture and sorbent regeneration. A large number of MgO-based regenerable sorbents were prepared using low cost and abundant dolomite as the base material. Among various preparation parameters investigated the potassium/magnesium (K/Mg) ratio was identified as the key variable affecting the reactivity and CO2 capacity of the sorbent. The optimum K/Mg ratio is about 0.15. The sorbent formulation HD52-P2 was identified as the “best” sorbent formulation and a large batch (one kg) of the sorbent was prepared for the detailed study. The results of parametric study indicate the optimum carbonation and regeneration temperatures are 360° and 500°C, respectively. The results also indicate that steam has a beneficial effect on the rate of carbonation and regeneration of the sorbent and that the reactivity and capacity of the sorbent decreases in the cycling process (sorbent deactivation). The results indicate that to achieve a high CO2 removal efficiency, the bed of sorbent should be operated at a temperature range of 370-410°C which also favors production of hydrogen through the WGS reaction. To describe the carbonation reaction kinetics of the MgO, the Variable Diffusivity shrinking core Model (VDM) was developed in this project, which was shown to accurately fit the experimental data. An important advantage of this model is that the changes in the sorbent conversion with time can be expressed in an explicit manner, which will significantly reduce the CFD computation time. A Computational Fluid Dynamic/Population Balance Equations (CFD/PBE) model was developed that accounts for the particle (sorbent) porosity distribution and a new version of

  6. A hybrid anchored-ANOVA - POD/Kriging method for uncertainty quantification in unsteady high-fidelity CFD simulations

    Margheri, Luca; Sagaut, Pierre


    To significantly increase the contribution of numerical computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation for risk assessment and decision making, it is important to quantitatively measure the impact of uncertainties to assess the reliability and robustness of the results. As unsteady high-fidelity CFD simulations are becoming the standard for industrial applications, reducing the number of required samples to perform sensitivity (SA) and uncertainty quantification (UQ) analysis is an actual engineering challenge. The novel approach presented in this paper is based on an efficient hybridization between the anchored-ANOVA and the POD/Kriging methods, which have already been used in CFD-UQ realistic applications, and the definition of best practices to achieve global accuracy. The anchored-ANOVA method is used to efficiently reduce the UQ dimension space, while the POD/Kriging is used to smooth and interpolate each anchored-ANOVA term. The main advantages of the proposed method are illustrated through four applications with increasing complexity, most of them based on Large-Eddy Simulation as a high-fidelity CFD tool: the turbulent channel flow, the flow around an isolated bluff-body, a pedestrian wind comfort study in a full scale urban area and an application to toxic gas dispersion in a full scale city area. The proposed c-APK method (anchored-ANOVA-POD/Kriging) inherits the advantages of each key element: interpolation through POD/Kriging precludes the use of quadrature schemes therefore allowing for a more flexible sampling strategy while the ANOVA decomposition allows for a better domain exploration. A comparison of the three methods is given for each application. In addition, the importance of adding flexibility to the control parameters and the choice of the quantity of interest (QoI) are discussed. As a result, global accuracy can be achieved with a reasonable number of samples allowing computationally expensive CFD-UQ analysis.

  7. OpenDx programs for visualization of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations; Programas para visualizacao de simulacoes computacionais de dinamica de fluidos (CFD) usando o OpenDx

    Silva, Marcelo Mariano da


    The search for high performance and low cost hardware and software solutions always guides the developments performed at the IEN parallel computing laboratory. In this context, this dissertation about the building of programs for visualization of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations using the open source software OpenDx was written. The programs developed are useful to produce videos and images in two or three dimensions. They are interactive, easily to use and were designed to serve fluid dynamics researchers. A detailed description about how this programs were developed and the complete instructions of how to use them was done. The use of OpenDx as development tool is also introduced. There are examples that help the reader to understand how programs can be useful for many applications. (author)

  8. Single Wake Meandering, Advection and Expansion - An analysis using an adapted Pulsed Lidar and CFD LES-ACL simulations

    In this paper, single wake characteristics have been studied both experimentally and numerically. Firstly, the wake is studied experimentally using full-scale measurements from an adapted focused pulsed lidar system, which potentially gives more insight into the wake dynamics as compared to class...... using the EllipSys3D flow solver using Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Actuator Line Technique (ACL) to model the rotor. Discrepancies due to the uncertainties on the wake advection velocity are observed and discussed....... of the wake, and it is compared to the predictions from the Dynamic Wake Meandering model, for a selected 10 minutes dataset. Secondly, the average wake expansion in the fixed frame of reference is determined from measurements and compared to results from CFD simulations. The CFD simulations were conducted...

  9. Single Wake Meandering, Advection and Expansion - An analysis using an adapted Pulsed Lidar and CFD LES-ACL simulations

    Machefaux, Ewan; Larsen, Gunner Chr.; Troldborg, Niels;


    In this paper, single wake characteristics have been studied both experimentally and numerically. Firstly, the wake is studied experimentally using full-scale measurements from an adapted focused pulsed lidar system, which potentially gives more insight into the wake dynamics as compared to class...... using the EllipSys3D flow solver using Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Actuator Line Technique (ACL) to model the rotor. Discrepancies due to the uncertainties on the wake advection velocity are observed and discussed....... of the wake, and it is compared to the predictions from the Dynamic Wake Meandering model, for a selected 10 minutes dataset. Secondly, the average wake expansion in the fixed frame of reference is determined from measurements and compared to results from CFD simulations. The CFD simulations were conducted...

  10. Accumulation and transport of microbial-size particles in a pressure protected model burn unit: CFD simulations and experimental evidence

    Mimoun Maurice


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Controlling airborne contamination is of major importance in burn units because of the high susceptibility of burned patients to infections and the unique environmental conditions that can accentuate the infection risk. In particular the required elevated temperatures in the patient room can create thermal convection flows which can transport airborne contaminates throughout the unit. In order to estimate this risk and optimize the design of an intensive care room intended to host severely burned patients, we have relied on a computational fluid dynamic methodology (CFD. Methods The study was carried out in 4 steps: i patient room design, ii CFD simulations of patient room design to model air flows throughout the patient room, adjacent anterooms and the corridor, iii construction of a prototype room and subsequent experimental studies to characterize its performance iv qualitative comparison of the tendencies between CFD prediction and experimental results. The Electricité De France (EDF open-source software Code_Saturne® ( was used and CFD simulations were conducted with an hexahedral mesh containing about 300 000 computational cells. The computational domain included the treatment room and two anterooms including equipment, staff and patient. Experiments with inert aerosol particles followed by time-resolved particle counting were conducted in the prototype room for comparison with the CFD observations. Results We found that thermal convection can create contaminated zones near the ceiling of the room, which can subsequently lead to contaminate transfer in adjacent rooms. Experimental confirmation of these phenomena agreed well with CFD predictions and showed that particles greater than one micron (i.e. bacterial or fungal spore sizes can be influenced by these thermally induced flows. When the temperature difference between rooms was 7°C, a significant contamination transfer was observed to

  11. Statistical Analysis of Detailed 3-D CFD LES Simulations with Regard to CCV Modeling

    Vítek Oldřich


    Full Text Available The paper deals with statistical analysis of large amount of detailed 3-D CFD data in terms of cycle-to-cycle variations (CCVs. These data were obtained by means of LES calculations of many consecutive cycles. Due to non-linear nature of Navier-Stokes equation set, there is a relatively significant CCV. Hence, every cycle is slightly different – this leads to requirement to perform statistical analysis based on ensemble averaging procedure which enables better understanding of CCV in ICE including its quantification. The data obtained from the averaging procedure provides results on different space resolution levels. The procedure is applied locally, i.e., in every cell of the mesh. Hence there is detailed CCV information on local level – such information can be compared with RANS simulations. Next, volume/mass averaging provides information at specific locations – e.g., gap between electrodes of a spark plug. Finally, volume/mass averaging of the whole combustion chamber leads to global information which can be compared with experimental data or results of system simulation tools (which are based on 0-D/1-D approach.




    Full Text Available Hydrodynamics and mixing efficiency in stirred tanks influence power draw and are therefore important for the design of many industrial processes. In the present study, both experimental and simulation methods were employed to determine the flow fields in different mixing tank configurations in a single phase system. Laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV and computational fluid dynamics (CFD techniques were used to determine the flow fields in systems with and without a draft tube. There was reasonable agreement between the simulation and experimental results. It was shown that the use of a draft tube with a Rushton turbine and hydrofoil impeller resulted in a reduction in the homogenization energy by 19.2 and 17.7%, respectively. This indicates that a reduction in the operating cost can be achieved with the use of a draft tube in a stirred tank and there would be a greater cost reduction in a system stirred by the Rushton turbine compared to that stirred by a propeller.

  13. CFD simulation and optimization of the capillary throttling of air-flotation unit

    Bin, Huang; Yi, Jiajing; Tao, Jiayue; Lu, Rongsheng


    With respect to orifice throttling or compensating, capillary throttling has following advantages: smaller mass flow rate and stronger anti-interference ability. This paper firstly gives the required average pressure of air-film when shipping a piece of LCD glass. Then, dimensional flow model of the capillary throttling of air-flotation unit is established. Based on the model, we firstly analyze the flowing process of the lubricated air through the capillary. Secondly, the pressure distribution equation of air-film is derived from the Navier-Stokes Equation. Furthermore, the approximate functional relations between model parameters and static characteristics of the air-film, such as mass flow rate, static bearing capacity, are obtained and then influence of the former on the latter is analyzed . Finally, according to the continuity of air flow, the function relation between model parameters and pressure of core nodes in the air-film is also derived. On foundation of theoretical analysis, the impacts of each model parameter on static characteristics of the air-film flow field, are respectively simulated and analyzed by CFD software Fluent. Based on these simulations and analysis, radius and length of the capillary, density of the gas supply orifices and other model parameters are optimized. Finally, the best unit model is acquired, which greatly improves the static working performance of air-film in air-flotation unit. Research results of this paper can provide guidance and basis for the design and optimization of air-flotation transporting system.

  14. Liquid propellant rocket engine combustion simulation with a time-accurate CFD method

    Chen, Y. S.; Shang, H. M.; Liaw, Paul; Hutt, J.


    Time-accurate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) algorithms are among the basic requirements as an engineering or research tool for realistic simulations of transient combustion phenomena, such as combustion instability, transient start-up, etc., inside the rocket engine combustion chamber. A time-accurate pressure based method is employed in the FDNS code for combustion model development. This is in connection with other program development activities such as spray combustion model development and efficient finite-rate chemistry solution method implementation. In the present study, a second-order time-accurate time-marching scheme is employed. For better spatial resolutions near discontinuities (e.g., shocks, contact discontinuities), a 3rd-order accurate TVD scheme for modeling the convection terms is implemented in the FDNS code. Necessary modification to the predictor/multi-corrector solution algorithm in order to maintain time-accurate wave propagation is also investigated. Benchmark 1-D and multidimensional test cases, which include the classical shock tube wave propagation problems, resonant pipe test case, unsteady flow development of a blast tube test case, and H2/O2 rocket engine chamber combustion start-up transient simulation, etc., are investigated to validate and demonstrate the accuracy and robustness of the present numerical scheme and solution algorithm.

  15. Numerical simulation and CFD-Based Correlation of Erosion Threshold Gas Velocity in Pipe Bends

    K A Ibrahim1


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    This paper presents numerical simulation of sand erosion phenomena in curved ducts. The Eulerian-Lagrangian approach is used to simulate the gas-solid two-phase flow while semi-empirical model is used to calculate the erosion rate. The effect of solid phase on the gas phase is included in the model. The model prediction is validated with the available experimental data and good agreement was obtained. Based on many predictions of the maximum penetration rate, a CFD based correlation is developed to calculate the penetration rate in bends. From this equation a model to predict the erosional velocity was developed. The present results showed that the flow velocity should be decreased as the mass loading ratio, particle size, pipe diameter increase in order to avoid failure.

  16. Rotating cylindrical filters used in perfusion cultures: CFD simulations and experiments.

    Figueredo-Cardero, Alvio; Martínez, Edel; Chico, Ernesto; Castilho, Leda R; Medronho, Ricardo A


    The particle and fluid dynamics in a rotating cylindrical filtration (RCF) system used for animal cell retention in perfusion processes was studied. A validated CFD model was used and the results gave numerical evidence of phenomena that had been earlier claimed, but not proven for this kind of application under turbulent and high mesh permeability conditions, such as bidirectional radial exchange flow (EF) through the filter mesh and particle (cells) lateral migration. Taylor vortices were shown to cause EF 10-100 times higher than perfusion flow, indicating that EF is the main drag source, at least in early stages of RCF operation. Particle lateral migration caused a cell concentration reduction (CCR) near the filter surface of approximately 10%, contributing significantly to cell separation in RCF systems and giving evidence that the mesh sieving effect is not the sole phenomenon underlying cell retention in RCF systems. Filter rotation rate was shown to significantly affect both EF and CCR. A higher separation efficiency (measured experimentally at 2,000-L bioreactor scale) and an enhanced CCR (predicted by the numerical simulations) were found for the same rotation rate range, indicating that there is an optimal operational space with practical consequences on RCF performance. Experimental data of a large-scale perfusion run employing the simulated RCF showed high cell viabilities for over 100 days, which is probably related to the fact that the computed shear stress level in the system was shown to be relatively low (below 20 Pa under all tested conditions).

  17. CFD simulation with enhancement factor of sulfur dioxide absorption in the spray scrubber

    Xiang GAO; Wang HUO; Zhong-yang LUO; Ke-fa CEN


    A model describing the absorption process of SO2 into limestone slurry with a spray scrubber is presented.Both the physical performance of the spray liquid in the scrubber and the involved chemical reactions are analyzed in the model.A con-tinuous concentration change of H+ was solved by iterative coupling using Matlab,and it was found that there was a remarkable influence on the concentration of the other elements in the process of SO2 absorption.The calculations show that the enhancement factor exponentially grows with an increasing value ofpH and logarithmically decays with an increasing value of the driving force.To verify the accuracy of the model,experiments were also carried out,and the results suggest that the model,after combining the physical performance of the spray and the enhancement factor,can more precisely describe SO2 absorption in a spray scrubber.Furthermore,a commercial computational fluid dynamics(CFD)tool is used to perform several simulations which describe and clarify the effects of variables on SO2 absorption.The results of numerical simulation can provide a basis for further design and optimization of the scrubber.

  18. Recent advances on thermohydraulic simulation of HTR-10 nuclear reactor core using realistic CFD approach

    Silva, Alexandro S., E-mail: [Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia da Bahia (IFBA), Vitoria da Conquista, BA (Brazil); Mazaira, Leorlen Y.R., E-mail:, E-mail: [Instituto Superior de Tecnologias y Ciencias Aplicadas (INSTEC), La Habana (Cuba); Dominguez, Dany S.; Hernandez, Carlos R.G., E-mail:, E-mail: [Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC), Ilheus, BA (Brazil). Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Modelagem Computacional; Lira, Carlos A.B.O., E-mail: [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil)


    High-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) have the potential to be used as possible energy generation sources in the near future, owing to their inherently safe performance by using a large amount of graphite, low power density design, and high conversion efficiency. However, safety is the most important issue for its commercialization in nuclear energy industry. It is very important for safety design and operation of an HTGR to investigate its thermal-hydraulic characteristics. In this article, it was performed the thermal-hydraulic simulation of compressible flow inside the core of the pebble bed reactor HTR (High Temperature Reactor)-10 using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The realistic approach was used, where every closely packed pebble is realistically modelled considering a graphite layer and sphere of fuel. Due to the high computational cost is impossible simulate the full core; therefore, the geometry used is a FCC (Face Centered Cubic) cell with the half height of the core, with 21 layers and 95 pebbles. The input data used were taken from the thermal-hydraulic IAEA Bechmark. The results show the profiles of velocity and temperature of the coolant in the core, and the temperature distribution inside the pebbles. The maximum temperatures in the pebbles do not exceed the allowable limit for this type of nuclear fuel. (author)

  19. CFD simulation of local and global mixing time in an agitated tank

    Li, Liangchao; Xu, Bin


    The Issue of mixing efficiency in agitated tanks has drawn serious concern in many industrial processes. The turbulence model is very critical to predicting mixing process in agitated tanks. On the basis of computational fluid dynamics(CFD) software package Fluent 6.2, the mixing characteristics in a tank agitated by dual six-blade-Rushton-turbines(6-DT) are predicted using the detached eddy simulation(DES) method. A sliding mesh(SM) approach is adopted to solve the rotation of the impeller. The simulated flow patterns and liquid velocities in the agitated tank are verified by experimental data in the literature. The simulation results indicate that the DES method can obtain more flow details than Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes(RANS) model. Local and global mixing time in the agitated tank is predicted by solving a tracer concentration scalar transport equation. The simulated results show that feeding points have great influence on mixing process and mixing time. Mixing efficiency is the highest for the feeding point at location of midway of the two impellers. Two methods are used to determine global mixing time and get close result. Dimensionless global mixing time remains unchanged with increasing of impeller speed. Parallel, merging and diverging flow pattern form in the agitated tank, respectively, by changing the impeller spacing and clearance of lower impeller from the bottom of the tank. The global mixing time is the shortest for the merging flow, followed by diverging flow, and the longest for parallel flow. The research presents helpful references for design, optimization and scale-up of agitated tanks with multi-impeller.

  20. Simulation of fuel dispersion in the MYRRHA-FASTEF primary coolant with CFD and SIMMER-IV

    Buckingham, Sophia, E-mail: [von Karman Institute, Chaussée de Waterloo 72, B-1640 Rhode-St-Genèse (Belgium); Planquart, Philippe [von Karman Institute, Chaussée de Waterloo 72, B-1640 Rhode-St-Genèse (Belgium); Eboli, Marica [University of Pisa, Largo Lucio Lazzarino 2, 56122 Pisa (Italy); Moreau, Vincent [CRS4, Science and Technology Park Polaris – Piscina Manna, 09010 Pula (Italy); Van Tichelen, Katrien [SCK-CEN, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol (Belgium)


    Highlights: • A comparison between CFD and system codes applied to long-term dispersion of fuel particles inside the MYRRHA reactor is proposed. • Important accumulations at the free-surface level are to be expected. • The risk of core blockage should not be neglected. • Numerical approach and modeling assumptions have a strong influence on the simulation results and accuracy. - Abstract: The objective of this work is to assess the behavior of fuel redistribution in heavy liquid metal nuclear systems under fuel pin failure conditions. Two different modeling approaches are considered using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes and a system code, applied to the MYRRHA facility primary coolant loop version 1.4. Two different CFD models are constructed: the first is a single-phase steady model prepared in ANSYS Fluent, while the second is a two-phase model based on the volume of fluid (VOF) method in STARCCM+ to capture the upper free-surface dynamics. Both use a Lagrangian tracking approach with oneway coupling to follow the particles throughout the reactor. The system code SIMMER-IV is used for the third model, without neutronic coupling. Although limited regarding the fluid dynamic aspects compared to the CFD codes, comparisons of particle distributions highlight strong similarities despite quantitative discrepancies in the size of fuel accumulations. These disparities should be taken into account while performing the safety analysis of nuclear systems and developing strategies for accident mitigation.

  1. CFD Simulation and Experimental Study of Winglets at Low Subsonic Flow

    Sanjay Kumar Sardiwal


    Full Text Available A winglet is a device attached at the wingtip, used to improve aircraft efficiency by lowering the induced drag caused by wingtip vortices. It is a vertical or angled extension at the tips of each wing. Winglets work by increasing the effective aspect ratio of a wing without adding greatly to the structural stress and hence necessary weight of the wing structure. This paper describes a CFD 3-dimensional winglets analysis that was performed on a rectangular wing of NACA653218 cross sectional airfoil. The wing is of 660 mm span and 121 mm chord and was analyzed for two shape configurations, semicircle and elliptical. The objectives of the analysis were to compare the aerodynamic characteristics of the two winglet configurations and to investigate the performance of the two winglets shape simulated at selected cant angle of 0, 45 and 60 degrees. The computational simulation was carried out by FLUENT 6.2 solver using Finite Volume Approach. The simulation was done at low subsonic flow and at various angles of attack using Spalart-Allmaras couple implicit solver. A comparison of aerodynamics characteristics of lift coefficient CL , drag coefficient CD and lift to drag ratio, L/D was made and it was found that the addition of the elliptical and semi circular winglet gave a larger lift curve slope and higher Lift-to-Drag Ratio in comparison to the baseline wing alone. Elliptical winglet with 45 degree cant angle was the best overall design giving about 8 percent increase in lift curve slope and the best Lift-to-Drag Ratio.

  2. CFD simulation and experimental analysis of erosion in a slurry tank test rig

    Bart Hans-Jörg


    Full Text Available Erosion occurring in equipment dealing with liquid-solid mixtures such as pipeline parts, slurry pumps, liquid-solid stirred reactors and slurry mixers in various industrial applications results in operational failure and economic costs. A slurry erosion tank test rig is designed and was built to investigate the erosion rates of materials and the influencing parameters such as flow velocity and turbulence, flow angle, solid particle concentration, particles size distribution, hardness and target material properties on the material loss and erosion profiles. In the present study, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD tool is used to simulate the erosion rate of sample plates in the liquid-solid slurry mixture in a cylindrical tank. The predictions were made in a steady state and also transient manner, applying the flow at the room temperature and using water and sand as liquid and solid phases, respectively. The multiple reference frame method (MRF is applied to simulate the flow behavior and liquid-solid interactions in the slurry tank test rig. The MRF method is used since it is less demanding than sliding mesh method (SM and gives satisfactory results. The computational domain is divided into three regions: a rotational or MRF zone containing the mixer, a rotational zone (MRF containing the erosion plates and a static zone (outer liquid zone. It is observed that changing the MRF zone diameter and height causes a very low impact on the results. The simulated results were obtained for two kinds of hard metals namely stainless steel and ST-50 under some various operating conditions and are found in good agreement with the experimental results.

  3. CFD Simulation of Flow Features and Vorticity Structures in Tuna-Like Swimming

    YANG Liang; SU Yu-min


    The theoretical research on the propulsive principle of aquatic animal becomes more important and attracted more researchers to make efforts on it.In the present study,a computational fluid dynamic(CFD)simulation of a three-dimensional traveling-wave undulations body of tuna has been developed to investigate the fluid flow features and vorticity structures around this body when moving in a straight line.The undulation only takes place in the posterior half of the fish,and the tuna-tail is considered as a lunate fin oscillating with the mode combined swaying with yawing.A Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes(BANS)equation is developed,employing a control-volume method and a k-omega SST turbulent model;meanwhile an unstructured tetrahedral grid,which is generated for the three-dimensional geometry,is used based on the deformation of the hind parts of the body and corresponding movement of the tail.We calculated the hydrodynamic performance of tuna-like body when a tuna swims in a uniform velocity,and compared the input power coefficient,output power coefficient and propulsive efficiency of the oscillating tuna-tail with or without body vortex shedding.Additionally,the load distribution on the body,flow features and vorticity structures around the body were demonstrated.The effect of interaction between the body-generated vortices and the tail-generated vorticity on the hydrodynamic performance can be obtained.

  4. CFD Simulation of Propane Cracking Tube Using Detailed Radical Kinetic Mechanism

    张楠; 邱彤; 陈丙珍


    In the radiant section of cracking furnace, the thermal cracking process is highly coupled with turbulent flow, heat transfer and mass transfer. In this paper, a three-dimensional simulation of propane pyrolysis reactor tube is performed based on a detailed kinetic radical cracking scheme, combined with a comprehensive rigorous compu-tational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. The eddy-dissipation-concept (EDC) model is introduced to deal with turbu-lence-chemistry interaction of cracking gas, especially for the multi-step radical kinetics. Considering the high as-pect ratio and severe gradient phenomenon, numerical strategies such as grid resolution and refinement, stepping method and relaxation technique at different levels are employed to accelerate convergence. Large scale of radial nonuniformity in the vicinity of the tube wall is investigated. Spatial distributions of each radical reaction rate are first studied, and made it possible to identify the dominant elementary reactions. Additionally, a series of operating conditions including the feedstock feed rate, wall temperature profile and heat flux profile towards the reactor tubes are investigated. The obtained results can be used as scientific guide for further technical retrofit and operation op-timization aiming at high conversion and selectivity of pyrolysis process.

  5. Modeling and simulation of PEM fuel cell's flow channels using CFD techniques

    Cunha, Edgar F.; Andrade, Alexandre B.; Robalinho, Eric; Bejarano, Martha L.M.; Linardi, Marcelo [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mails:;;;;; Cekinski, Efraim [Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnologicas (IPT-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)]. E-mail:


    Fuel cells are one of the most important devices to obtain electrical energy from hydrogen. The Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) consists of two important parts: the Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA), where the reactions occur, and the flow field plates. The plates have many functions in a fuel cell: distribute reactant gases (hydrogen and air or oxygen), conduct electrical current, remove heat and water from the electrodes and make the cell robust. The cost of the bipolar plates corresponds up to 45% of the total stack costs. The Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) is a very useful tool to simulate hydrogen and oxygen gases flow channels, to reduce the costs of bipolar plates production and to optimize mass transport. Two types of flow channels were studied. The first type was a commercial plate by ELECTROCELL and the other was entirely projected at Programa de Celula a Combustivel (IPEN/CNEN-SP) and the experimental data were compared with modelling results. Optimum values for each set of variables were obtained and the models verification was carried out in order to show the feasibility of this technique to improve fuel cell efficiency. (author)

  6. CFD simulation of a miniature coaxial Stirling-type pulse tube cryocooler operating at 128 Hz

    Zhao, Yibo; Dang, Haizheng


    A two-dimensional axis-symmetric CFD model of a miniature coaxial Stirling-type pulse tube cryocooler with an overall weight of 920 g operating at 128 Hz is established, and systematic simulations of the performance characteristics at different temperatures are conducted. Both thermal equilibrium and non-equilibrium mechanisms for the porous matrix are considered, and the regenerator losses including the gas and solid conduction, the pressure drop and the imperfect interfacial heat transfer are calculated, respectively. The results indicate that the pressure drop loss is dominant during the first 85% and 78% of regenerator length for the thermal equilibrium and non-equilibrium models, respectively, and it decreases monotonously from warm to cold end due to the steadily decreasing Darcy and Forchheimer terms, whereas other entropy generations share similar changing tendencies, going up gradually near the warm end, increasing dramatically from about 60% of length and then decreasing sharply near the cold end. The reasons for these entropy variations are discussed.

  7. Effect of Particle Orientation during Thermal Processing of Canned Peach Halves: A CFD Simulation

    Adreas Dimou


    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to apply Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD to study the effect of particle orientation on fluid flow, temperature evolution, as well as microbial destruction, during thermal processing of still cans filled with peach halves in sugar syrup. A still metal can with four peach halves in 20% sugar syrup was heated at 100 °C for 20 min and thereafter cooled at 20 °C. Infinite heat transfer coefficient between heating medium and external can wall was considered. Peach halves were orderly placed inside the can with the empty space originally occupied by the kernel facing, in all peaches, either towards the top or the bottom of the can. In a third situation, the can was placed horizontally. Simulations revealed differences on particle temperature profiles, as well as process F values and critical point location, based on their orientation. At their critical points, peach halves with the kernel space facing towards the top of the can heated considerably slower and cooled faster than the peaches having their kernel space facing towards the bottom of the can. The horizontal can case exhibited intermediate cooling but the fastest heating rates and the highest F process values among the three cases examined. The results of this study could be used in designing of thermal processes with optimal product quality.

  8. PUFoam : A novel open-source CFD solver for the simulation of polyurethane foams

    Karimi, M.; Droghetti, H.; Marchisio, D. L.


    In this work a transient three-dimensional mathematical model is formulated and validated for the simulation of polyurethane (PU) foams. The model is based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and is coupled with a population balance equation (PBE) to describe the evolution of the gas bubbles/cells within the PU foam. The front face of the expanding foam is monitored on the basis of the volume-of-fluid (VOF) method using a compressible solver available in OpenFOAM version 3.0.1. The solver is additionally supplemented to include the PBE, solved with the quadrature method of moments (QMOM), the polymerization kinetics, an adequate rheological model and a simple model for the foam thermal conductivity. The new solver is labelled as PUFoam and is, for the first time in this work, validated for 12 different mixing-cup experiments. Comparison of the time evolution of the predicted and experimentally measured density and temperature of the PU foam shows the potentials and limitations of the approach.

  9. CFD-DEM simulation of a conceptual gas-cooled fluidized bed nuclear reactor

    Almeida, Lucilla C.; Su, Jian, E-mail:, E-mail: [Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-Graduacao (COPPE/UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Programa de Engenharia Nuclear; Aguirre, Joao, E-mail: [Engineering Simulation and Scientific Software (ESSS), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)


    Several conceptual designs of the fluidized-bed nuclear reactor have been proposed due to its many advantages over conventional nuclear reactors such as PWRs and BWRs. Amongst their characteristics, the enhanced heat transfer and mixing enables a more uniform temperature distribution, reducing the risk of hot-spot and excessive fuel temperature, in addition to resulting in a higher burnup of the fuel. Furthermore, the relationship between the bed height and reactor neutronics turns the coolant flow rate control into a power production mechanism. Moreover, the possibility of removing the fuel by gravity from the movable core in case of a loss-of-cooling accident increases its safety. High-accuracy modeling of particles and coolant flow in fluidized bed reactors is needed to evaluate reliably the thermal-hydraulic efficiency and safety margin. The two-way coupling between solid and fluid can account for high-fidelity solid-solid interaction and reasonable accuracy in fluid calculation and fluid-solid interaction. In the CFD-DEM model, the particles are modeled as a discrete phase, following the DEM approach, whereas the fluid flow is treated as a continuous phase, described by the averaged Navier-Stokes equations on a computational cell scale. In this work, the coupling methodology between Fluent and Rocky is described. The numerical approach was applied to the simulation of a bubbling fluidized bed and the results were compared to experimental data and showed good agreement. (author)

  10. CFD simulation of fluidization quality in the three-dimensional fluidized bed

    Kai Zhang; Stefano Brandani; Jicheng Bi; Jianchun Jiang


    Multiphase computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has become an alternative method to experimental investigation for predicting the fluid dynamics in gas-solid fluidized beds. The model of Brandani and Zhang, which contains additional terms in both the gas-and solid-phase momentum equations, is employed to explore homogeneous fluidization of Geldart type A particles and bubbling fluidizatiou Of Geldart type B particles in three-dimensional gas-fluidized beds. In this model, only a correlation for drag force is necessary to close the governing equations. Two kinds of solids, i. e., fine alumina powder (dp=60μm and ρp=1500kg/m3) and sand (dp=610μm and ρp=2500kg/m3), are numerically simulated in a rectangular duct of 0.2m (long)×0.2m (wide) ×0.5m (high) size. The results show good agreement with the classic theory of Geldart.

  11. Application of CFD simulation to predicting upper-room UVGI effectiveness.

    Gilkeson, Carl A; Noakes, Catherine


    This study outlines the potential for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation to be used to predict upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) effectiveness to aid system design and the development of future guidance. A numerical study of two wall-mounted UVGI lamps in a mechanically ventilated test chamber is used to assess the influence of modeling parameters on prediction of dose distribution and microorganism inactivation. Irradiance fields for both UVGI fixtures are obtained via radiometry and implemented in the model. A series of sensitivity studies consider the importance of UVGI field accuracy and computational grid and turbulence model selection. Results show that 2D irradiance fields are sufficient for calculating dose and in-activation, whereas a 1D field is inadequate for modeling purposes. Further parametric studies consider the effects of ventilation parameters, UVGI lamp configuration and microorganism susceptibility. These demonstrate the feasibility of modeling the interaction of the airflow and UV field in a room to quantify the dose distribution. Microorganism in-activation can also be accomplished by employing passive scalars and species transport models, however, further validation data are necessary before this can be used to make reliable quantitative predictions.

  12. Unsteady CFD simulation for bucket design optimization of Pelton turbine runner

    KUMASHIRO, Takashi; FUKUHARA, Haruki; TANI, Kiyohito


    To investigate flow patterns on the bucket of Pelton turbine runners is one of the important issues to improve the turbine performance. By studying the mechanism of loss generation on the flow around the bucket, it becomes possible to optimize the design of inner and outer bucket shape. For making it into study, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is quite an effective method. It is normally used to simulate the flow in turbines and to expect the turbine performances in the development for many kind of water turbine including Pelton type. Especially in the bucket development, the numerical investigations are more useful than observations and measurements obtained in the model test to understand the transient flow patterns. In this paper, a numerical study on two different design buckets is introduced. The simplified analysis domain with consideration for reduction of computational load is also introduced. Furthermore the model tests of two buckets are also performed by using the same test equipment. As the results of the model test, a difference of turbine efficiency is clearly confirmed. The trend of calculated efficiencies on both buckets agrees with the experiment. To investigate the causes of that, the difference of unsteady flow patterns between two buckets is discussed based on the results of numerical analysis.

  13. CFD Simulation of Oriifce Flow in Oriifce-type Liquid Distributor

    Yu Hongfeng; Li Xingang; Sui Hong; Li Hong


    In this study, a suitable CFD (computational lfuid dynamics) model has been developed to investigate the inlfu-ence of liquid height on the discharge coefifcient of the oriifce-type liquid distributors. The oriifce lfow in different diam-eters and liquid heights has been realized using the shear stress transport (SST) turbulence model and the Gamma Theta transition (GTT) model. In the ANSYS CFX software, two models are used in conjunction with an automatic wall treatment which allows for a smooth shift from a wall function (WF) to a low turbulent-Re near wall formulation (LTRW). The results of the models coupled with LTRW are closer to the experimental results compared with the models with WF, indicating that LTRW is more appropriate for the prediction of boundary layer characteristics of oriifce lfow. Simulation results show that the lfow conditions of oriifces change with the variation of liquid height. With respect to the turbulence in oriifce, the SST model coupled with LTRW is recommended. However, with respect to the transition to turbulence in oriifce with an increase in liquid height, the predictions of GTT model coupled with LTRW are superior to those obtained using other models.

  14. CFD simulation of bubbling and collapsing characteristics in a gas-solid fluidized bed

    Pei Pei; Zhang Kai; Lu Erwei; Wen Dongsheng


    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has become an alternative method to experiments for understanding the fluid dynamics of multiphase flow. A two-fluid model, which contains additional terms in both the gas- and solid-phase momentum equations, is used to investigate the fluidization quality in a fluidized bed. A case study for quartz sand with a density of 2,660 kg/m3 and a diameter of 500 μm,whose physical property is similar to a new kind of catalyst for producing clean fuels through the residue fluid catalytic cracking process, is simulated in a two-dimensional fluidized bed with 0.57 m width and 1.00 m height. Transient bubbling and collapsing characteristics are numerically investigated in the platform of CFX 4.4 by integrating user-defined Fortran subroutines. The results show that the fluidization and collapse process is in fair agreement with the classical theory of Geldart B classification, but the collapse time is affected by bubbles at the interface between the dense phase and freeboard.

  15. Airflow and thermal simulation in a controlled test chamber with different heating configurations using CFD modeling

    Candanedo, L.; Karava, P.; Bessoudo, M.; Tzempelikos, A.; Athienitis, A. [Concordia Univ., Montreal, PQ (Canada). Dept. of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Handfield, L. [Inst. de Recherche d' Hydro-Quebec, Shawnigan, PQ (Canada)


    Efficient windows and facades can reduce perimeter heating and energy consumption costs in buildings. In this study, 3-D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models were developed to model airflow and heat transfer in a controlled test chamber at a Hydro-Quebec laboratory. The aim of the study was to investigate thermofluidic phenomena in the vicinity of windows and facades for rooms heated with baseboard heaters and rooms heated with heated windows. The particle image velocimetry (PIV) technique was employed to study the airflow in a plane close to a window that was heated with either embedded heaters or indirectly with a baseboard heater. The PIV system was synchronized with a data acquisition system which collected temperature data from the 4 walls, ceiling, floor, and each of the 5 windows. Time-averaged values were used for boundaries. Navier-Stokes equations were used to calculate laminar flow and heat transfer. An indoor zero-equation turbulence model was used to characterize indoor airflow. The Rayleigh number was used to categorize the nature of the buoyancy-induced flow. The simulations showed good agreement with experimental data. The largest differences in air speed measurements were found in the cavity formed by the blind and the window glazing. 6 refs., 3 tabs., 11 figs.

  16. A hybrid CFD-DSMC model designed to simulate rapidly rarefying flow fields and its application to physical vapor deposition

    Gott, Kevin

    This research endeavors to better understand the physical vapor deposition (PVD) vapor transport process by determining the most appropriate fluidic model to design PVD coating manufacturing. An initial analysis was completed based on the calculation of Knudsen number from titanium vapor properties. The results show a dense Navier-Stokes solver best describes flow near the evaporative source, but the material properties suggest expansion into the chamber may result in a strong drop in density and a rarefied flow close to the substrate. A hybrid CFD-DSMC solver is constructed in OpenFOAM for rapidly rarefying flow fields such as PVD vapor transport. The models are patched together combined using a new patching methodology designed to take advantage of the one-way motion of vapor from the CFD region to the DSMC region. Particles do not return to the dense CFD region, therefore the temperature and velocity can be solved independently in each domain. This novel technique allows a hybrid method to be applied to rapidly rarefying PVD flow fields in a stable manner. Parameter studies are performed on a CFD, Navier-Stokes continuum based compressible solver, a Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) rarefied particle solver, a collisionless free molecular solver and the hybrid CFD-DSMC solver. The radial momentum at the inlet and radial diffusion characteristics in the flow field are shown to be the most important to achieve an accurate deposition profile. The hybrid model also shows sensitivity to the shape of the CFD region and rarefied regions shows sensitivity to the Knudsen number. The models are also compared to each other and appropriate experimental data to determine which model is most likely to accurately describe PVD coating deposition processes. The Navier-Stokes solvers are expected to yield backflow across the majority of realistic inlet conditions, making their physics unrealistic for PVD flow fields. A DSMC with improved collision model may yield an accurate

  17. CFD Simulation of Thermal-Hydraulic Benchmark V1000CT-2 Using ANSYS CFX


    Plant measured data from VVER-1000 coolant mixing experiments were used within the OECD/NEA and AER coupled code benchmarks for light water reactors to test and validate computational fluid dynamic (CFD) codes. The task is to compare the various calculations with measured data, using specified boundary conditions and core power distributions. The experiments, which are provided for CFD validation, include single loop cooling down or heating-up by disturbing the heat transfer in the steam gene...

  18. Improvement of AEP Predictions Using Diurnal CFD Modelling with Site-Specific Stability Weightings Provided from Mesoscale Simulation

    Hristov, Y.; Oxley, G.; Žagar, M.


    The Bolund measurement campaign, performed by Danish Technical University (DTU) Wind Energy Department (also known as RISØ), provided significant insight into wind flow modeling over complex terrain. In the blind comparison study several modelling solutions were submitted with the vast majority being steady-state Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approaches with two equation k-epsilon turbulence closure. This approach yielded the most accurate results, and was identified as the state-of-the-art tool for wind turbine generator (WTG) micro-siting. Based on the findings from Bolund, further comparison between CFD and field measurement data has been deemed essential in order to improve simulation accuracy for turbine load and long-term Annual Energy Production (AEP) estimations. Vestas Wind Systems A/S is a major WTG original equipment manufacturer (OEM) with an installed base of over 60GW in over 70 countries accounting for 19% of the global installed base. The Vestas Performance and Diagnostic Centre (VPDC) provides online live data to more than 47GW of these turbines allowing a comprehensive comparison between modelled and real-world energy production data. In previous studies, multiple sites have been simulated with a steady neutral CFD formulation for the atmospheric surface layer (ASL), and wind resource (RSF) files have been generated as a base for long-term AEP predictions showing significant improvement over predictions performed with the industry standard linear WAsP tool. In this study, further improvements to the wind resource file generation with CFD are examined using an unsteady diurnal cycle approach with a full atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) formulation, with the unique stratifications throughout the cycle weighted according to mesoscale simulated sectorwise stability frequencies.

  19. CFD-DEM simulation of spouting of corn-shaped particles

    Bing Ren; Wenqi Zhong; Yu Chen; Xi Chen; Baosheng Jin; Zhulin Yuan; Yong Lu


    Three dimensionally coupled computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and discrete element method (DEM) were used to investigate the flow of corn-shaped particles in a cylindrical spouted bed with a conical base.The particle motion was modeled by the DEM,and the gas motion by the κ-ε two-equation turbulent model.A two-way coupling numerical iterative scheme was used to incorporate the effects of gas-particle interactions in terms of momentum exchange.The corn-shaped particles were constructed by a multisphere method.Drag force,contact force,Saffman lift force,Magnus lift force,and gravitational force acting on each individual particle were considered in establishing the mathematical modeling.Calculations were carried out in a cylindrical spouted bed with an inside diameter of 200 mm,a height of 700 mm,and a conical base of 60°.Comparison of simulations with experiments showed the availability of the multi-sphere method in simulating spouting action with corn-shaped particles,but it depended strongly on the number and the arrangement of the spherical elements.Gas-solid flow patterns,pressure drop,particle velocity and particle concentration at various spouting gas velocity were discussed.The results showed that particle velocity reaches a maximum at the axis and then decreases gradually along the radial direction in the whole bed.Particle concentration increases along the radial direction in the spout region but decreases in the fountain region,while it is nearly constant in the annulus region.Increasing spouting gas velocity leads to larger pressure drop,remarkably increased speed of particle moving upward or downward,but decreased particle concentration.

  20. Thermohydraulic simulation of HTR-10 nuclear reactor core using realistic CFD approach; Simulacao termohidraulica do nucleo do reator nuclear HTR-10 com o uso da abordagem realistica CFD

    Silva, Alexandro S.; Dominguez, Dany S., E-mail:, E-mail: [Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC), Ilheus, BA (Brazil); Mazaira, Leorlen Y. Rojas; Hernandez, Carlos R.G., E-mail:, E-mail: [Instituto Superior de Tecnologias y Ciencias Aplicadas, La Habana (Cuba); Lira, Carlos Alberto Brayner de Oliveira, E-mail: [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil)


    High-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) have the potential to be used as possible energy generation sources in the near future, owing to their inherently safe performance by using a large amount of graphite, low power density design, and high conversion efficiency. However, safety is the most important issue for its commercialization in nuclear energy industry. It is very important for safety design and operation of an HTGR to investigate its thermal–hydraulic characteristics. In this article, it was performed the thermal–hydraulic simulation of compressible flow inside the core of the pebble bed reactor HTR (High Temperature Reactor)-10 using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The realistic approach was used, where every closely packed pebble is realistically modelled considering a graphite layer and sphere of fuel. Due to the high computational cost is impossible simulate the full core; therefore, the geometry used is a column of FCC (Face Centered Cubic) cells, with 41 layers and 82 pebbles. The input data used were taken from the thermohydraulic IAEA Benchmark (TECDOC-1694). The results show the profiles of velocity and temperature of the coolant in the core, and the temperature distribution inside the pebbles. The maximum temperatures in the pebbles do not exceed the allowable limit for this type of nuclear fuel. (author)

  1. On the wind-induced undercatch in rainfall measurement using CFD-based simulations

    Colli, Matteo; Lanza, Luca


    The reliability of liquid atmospheric precipitation measurements is a basic requirement since rainfall data represent the fundamental input variables of many scientific applications (hydrologic models, weather forecasting data assimilation, climate change studies, calibration of weather radar, etc.). The scientific community and the National Meteorological Services worldwide are facing the issue of improving the accuracy of precipitation measurements, with an increased focus on retrieving the information at a high temporal resolution. The rainfall intensity is indeed fundamental information for the precise quantification of the markedly time-varying behavior of precipitation events. Environmental conditions have a relevant impact on the rain collection/sensing efficiency. Among other effects, wind is recognized as a major source of underestimation since it reduces the collection efficiency of the catching-type gauges (Nespor and Sevruk, 1999), the most common type of instruments used worldwide in the national observation networks. The collection efficiency is usually obtained by comparing the rainfall amounts measured by the gauge with the reference, which was defined by EN-13798 standard (CEN, 2002) as a gauge placed below the ground level inside a pit. A lot of scatter can be observed for a given wind speed, which is mainly caused by comparability issues among the tested gauges. An additional source of uncertainty is the drops size distribution (DSD) of the rain, which varies on an event-by-event basis. The goal of this study is to understand the role of the physical characteristics of precipitation particles on the wind-induced rainfall underestimation observed for catching-type gauges. To address this issue, a detailed analysis of the flow field in the vicinity of the gauge is conducted using time-averaged computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations (Colli et al., 2015). Using a Lagrangian model, which accounts for the hydrodynamic behavior of liquid

  2. Global performance parameters for different pneumatic bioreactors operating with water and glycerol solution: experimental data and CFD simulation.

    Rodriguez, G Y; Valverde-Ramírez, M; Mendes, C E; Béttega, R; Badino, A C


    Global variables play a key role in evaluation of the performance of pneumatic bioreactors and provide criteria to assist in system selection and design. The purpose of this work was to use experimental data and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations to determine the global performance parameters gas holdup ([Formula: see text]) and volumetric oxygen transfer coefficient (k L a), and conduct an analysis of liquid circulation velocity, for three different geometries of pneumatic bioreactors: bubble column, concentric-tube airlift, and split tube airlift. All the systems had 5 L working volumes and two Newtonian fluids of different viscosities were used in the experiments: distilled water and 10 cP glycerol solution. Considering the high oxygen demand in certain types of aerobic fermentations, the assays were carried out at high flow rates. In the present study, the performances of three pneumatic bioreactors with different geometries and operating with two different Newtonian fluids were compared. A new CFD modeling procedure was implemented, and the simulation results were compared with the experimental data. The findings indicated that the concentric-tube airlift design was the best choice in terms of both gas holdup and volumetric oxygen transfer coefficient. The CFD results for gas holdup were consistent with the experimental data, and indicated that k L a was strongly influenced by bubble diameter and shape.

  3. Transient two-phase CFD simulation of overload operating conditions and load rejection in a prototype sized Francis turbine

    Mössinger, Peter; Jung, Alexander


    An increasing shift in operating conditions of hydropower turbines towards peak load operations comes with the necessity for numerical methods to account for such operations. This requires modifications to state-of-the-art CFD simulations. In the first part of this paper a 1D hydroacoustic model to represent the pressure oscillations in the penstock was introduced and coupled with a commercial CFD solver. Based on previous studies, various changes in cavitation and turbulence modeling were done to influence the behavior of a cavitating vortex rope typically occurring at high load conditions of a Francis turbine. In the second part, mesh motion was added to this model to simulate a load rejection starting from full load conditions. It was shown that additional extensions to the 3D CFD model are compulsory to model specific operating conditions as well as transient operations. Thus, accordance with measurement data at overload operation was improved and only small deviations remained. For the load rejection the maximum overspeed was well captured and the comparison of guide vane torques with model test measurements showed a sufficient agreement. With the gained insights, occurring effects which influence the performance and the life-time can be detected and conclusions for the hydraulic design as well as the operating mode can be drawn. Upcoming studies will focus on evaluating the flow field in detail and on reducing the remaining deviations by further extending the mathematical model.

  4. Development of Multi-physics (Multiphase CFD + MCNP) simulation for generic solution vessel power calculation

    Kim, Seung Jun [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Buechler, Cynthia Eileen [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)


    The current study aims to predict the steady state power of a generic solution vessel and to develop a corresponding heat transfer coefficient correlation for a Moly99 production facility by conducting a fully coupled multi-physics simulation. A prediction of steady state power for the current application is inherently interconnected between thermal hydraulic characteristics (i.e. Multiphase computational fluid dynamics solved by ANSYS-Fluent 17.2) and the corresponding neutronic behavior (i.e. particle transport solved by MCNP6.2) in the solution vessel. Thus, the development of a coupling methodology is vital to understand the system behavior at a variety of system design and postulated operating scenarios. In this study, we report on the k-effective (keff) calculation for the baseline solution vessel configuration with a selected solution concentration using MCNP K-code modeling. The associated correlation of thermal properties (e.g. density, viscosity, thermal conductivity, specific heat) at the selected solution concentration are developed based on existing experimental measurements in the open literature. The numerical coupling methodology between multiphase CFD and MCNP is successfully demonstrated, and the detailed coupling procedure is documented. In addition, improved coupling methods capturing realistic physics in the solution vessel thermal-neutronic dynamics are proposed and tested further (i.e. dynamic height adjustment, mull-cell approach). As a key outcome of the current study, a multi-physics coupling methodology between MCFD and MCNP is demonstrated and tested for four different operating conditions. Those different operating conditions are determined based on the neutron source strength at a fixed geometry condition. The steady state powers for the generic solution vessel at various operating conditions are reported, and a generalized correlation of the heat transfer coefficient for the current application is discussed. The assessment of multi

  5. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of aerosol in a U-shaped steam generator tube

    Longmire, Pamela

    To quantify primary side aerosol retention, an Eulerian/Lagrangian approach was used to investigate aerosol transport in a compressible, turbulent, adiabatic, internal, wall-bounded flow. The ARTIST experimental project (Phase I) served as the physical model replicated for numerical simulation. Realizable k-epsilon and standard k-o turbulence models were selected from the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code, FLUENT, to provide the Eulerian description of the gaseous phase. Flow field simulation results exhibited: (a) onset of weak secondary flow accelerated at bend entrance towards the inner wall; (b) flow separation zone development on the convex wall that persisted from the point of onset; (c) centrifugal force concentrated high velocity flow in the direction of the concave wall; (d) formation of vortices throughout the flow domain resulted from rotational (Dean-type) flow; (e) weakened secondary flow assisted the formation of twin vortices in the outflow cross section; and (f) perturbations induced by the bend influenced flow recovery several pipe diameters upstream of the bend. These observations were consistent with those of previous investigators. The Lagrangian discrete random walk model, with and without turbulent dispersion, simulated the dispersed phase behavior, incorrectly. Accurate deposition predictions in wall-bounded flow require modification of the Eddy Impaction Model (EIM). Thus, to circumvent shortcomings of the EIM, the Lagrangian time scale was changed to a wall function and the root-mean-square (RMS) fluctuating velocities were modified to account for the strong anisotropic nature of flow in the immediate vicinity of the wall (boundary layer). Subsequent computed trajectories suggest a precision that ranges from 0.1% to 0.7%, statistical sampling error. The aerodynamic mass median diameter (AMMD) at the inlet (5.5 mum) was consistent with the ARTIST experimental findings. The geometric standard deviation (GSD) varied depending on the

  6. A New Coupled CFD/Neutron Kinetics System for High Fidelity Simulations of LWR Core Phenomena: Proof of Concept

    Jorge Pérez Mañes


    Full Text Available The Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology (INR at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT is investigating the application of the meso- and microscale analysis for the prediction of local safety parameters for light water reactors (LWR. By applying codes like CFD (computational fluid dynamics and SP3 (simplified transport reactor dynamics it is possible to describe the underlying phenomena in a more accurate manner than by the nodal/coarse 1D thermal hydraulic coupled codes. By coupling the transport (SP3 based neutron kinetics (NK code DYN3D with NEPTUNE-CFD, within a parallel MPI-environment, the NHESDYN platform is created. The newly developed system will allow high fidelity simulations of LWR fuel assemblies and cores. In NHESDYN, a heat conduction solver, SYRTHES, is coupled to NEPTUNE-CFD. The driver module of NHESDYN controls the sequence of execution of the solvers as well as the communication between the solvers based on MPI. In this paper, the main features of NHESDYN are discussed and the proof of the concept is done by solving a single pin problem. The prediction capability of NHESDYN is demonstrated by a code-to-code comparison with the DYNSUB code. Finally, the future developments and validation efforts are highlighted.

  7. Simulation on Tire Hydroplaning Based on CFD%轮胎滑水特性的CFD分析

    王国林; 邓元; 金梁; 梁晨


    以205/50R16子午线轮胎为研究对象,建立带有纵向花纹沟的轮胎有限元模型(FEM)和计算流体动力学(CFD)模型.基于流固耦合的FEM模拟轮胎滑水产生的过程,采用重整规化群和流体体积组分方法的CFD模型得到轮胎接地区域内的水膜流场分布.两种模型计算结果对比表明,CFD模型能够用来分析胎面微花纹沟内流体流动特性.随着水膜厚度的增大,轮胎受到的流体压力也变大,容易出现滑水现象.%The finite element model(FEM) and the computational fluid dynamics(CFD) model of 205/50R16 radial tire with longitudinal tread groove pattern were developed.The process of hydroplaning was simulated by fluid-solid coupled FEM,and the fluid flow field in tire contact region was obtained by using CFD model with RNG(renormalization group) and VOF(volume of fluid) methods.The comparison results of two models showed that the CFD model could be used to effectively analyze the fluid flow characteristics in micro grooves,and as the thickness of water film increased,the fluid pressure increased,which would most likely cause dynamic hydroplaning.

  8. CFD simulation for reduced energy costs in tubular photobioreactors using wall turbulence promoters

    Gomez Perez, Cesar; Espinosa, J.; Montenegro Ruiz, L.C.; Boxtel, van A.J.B.


    Tubular photobioreactors (PBR) have great potential for microalgae cultivation due to its high productivity compared with open ponds. However, the energy uptake for fluid circulation and mixing is significant, impacting the operation and production costs. In this work, we investigate by CFD simulati

  9. CFD simulation for reduced energy costs in tubular photobioreactors using wall turbulence promoters

    Gomez Perez, Cesar; Espinosa, J.; Montenegro Ruiz, L.C.; Boxtel, van A.J.B.


    Tubular photobioreactors (PBR) have great potential for microalgae cultivation due to its high productivity compared with open ponds. However, the energy uptake for fluid circulation and mixing is significant, impacting the operation and production costs. In this work, we investigate by CFD simulati

  10. Modeling of Multisize Bubbly Flow and Application to the Simulation of Boiling Flows with the Neptune_CFD Code

    Christophe Morel


    Full Text Available This paper describes the modeling of boiling multisize bubbly flows and its application to the simulation of the DEBORA experiment. We follow the method proposed originally by Kamp, assuming a given mathematical expression for the bubble diameter pdf. The original model is completed by the addition of some new terms for vapor compressibility and phase change. The liquid-to-interface heat transfer term, which essentially determines the bubbles condensation rate in the DEBORA experiment, is also modeled with care. First numerical results realized with the Neptune_CFD code are presented and discussed.

  11. Improvement of the Turbine Main Stop Valves with Flow Simulation in Erosion by Solid Particle Impact CFD

    Z. Mazur


    Full Text Available The flow field in a steam turbine main stop valve bypass valve (MSVBV has been investigated by means of CFD simulations. Because the entire flow to the turbine during start ups is carried by the MSVBV it is subject to serious solid particle erosion problems and requires frequent replacement to avoid the catastrophic damage which can occurred when the MSVBV skirt eroded through causing large pieces of metal to be carried directly into the turbine. For some of the most important geometric parameters of the MSVBV, design recommendation have been made.

  12. EURISOL-DS Multi-MW Target: Experimental program associated to validation of CFD simulations of the mercury loop

    Blumenfeld, Laure; Kadi, Yacine; Samec, Karel; Lindroos, Mats

    At the core of the Eurisol project facility, the neutron source produces spallation neutrons from a proton beam impacting dense liquid. The liquid circulates at high speed inside the source, a closed vessel with beam windows.This technical note summarises the needed of the hydraulic METEX 1 and METEX 2 data tests to contribute to validate CFD turbulent simulation of liquid metal with the LES model and FEM structural model as well as a-dimensional analysis of Laser Dopplet Velocimetry for cavitation measurements.

  13. Estimation of left ventricular blood flow parameters: clinical application of patient-specific CFD simulations from 4D echocardiography

    Larsson, David; Spühler, Jeannette H.; Günyeli, Elif; Weinkauf, Tino; Hoffman, Johan; Colarieti-Tosti, Massimiliano; Winter, Reidar; Larsson, Matilda


    Echocardiography is the most commonly used image modality in cardiology, assessing several aspects of cardiac viability. The importance of cardiac hemodynamics and 4D blood flow motion has recently been highlighted, however such assessment is still difficult using routine echo-imaging. Instead, combining imaging with computational fluid dynamics (CFD)-simulations has proven valuable, but only a few models have been applied clinically. In the following, patient-specific CFD-simulations from transthoracic dobutamin stress echocardiography have been used to analyze the left ventricular 4D blood flow in three subjects: two with normal and one with reduced left ventricular function. At each stress level, 4D-images were acquired using a GE Vivid E9 (4VD, 1.7MHz/3.3MHz) and velocity fields simulated using a presented pathway involving endocardial segmentation, valve position identification, and solution of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equation. Flow components defined as direct flow, delayed ejection flow, retained inflow, and residual volume were calculated by particle tracing using 4th-order Runge-Kutta integration. Additionally, systolic and diastolic average velocity fields were generated. Results indicated no major changes in average velocity fields for any of the subjects. For the two subjects with normal left ventricular function, increased direct flow, decreased delayed ejection flow, constant retained inflow, and a considerable drop in residual volume was seen at increasing stress. Contrary, for the subject with reduced left ventricular function, the delayed ejection flow increased whilst the retained inflow decreased at increasing stress levels. This feasibility study represents one of the first clinical applications of an echo-based patient-specific CFD-model at elevated stress levels, and highlights the potential of using echo-based models to capture highly transient flow events, as well as the ability of using simulation tools to study clinically complex

  14. Multi-scale Model Coupling for CFD Simulations of Discharge Dispersion in the Sea

    Robinson, D.; Wood, M.; Piggott, M. D.; Gorman, G.


    The processes that influence the dispersion of effluent discharges in the sea occur over a wide range of length and time scales. The distance that effluent can travel before it is considered mixed can be several kilometres, whereas the turbulent eddies that affect the near-field mixing of a discharge can be as small as a few centimetres. The range of scales that are involved mean that it is not generally practical to include all influencing physical phenomena within one model. Typically, the modelling of effluent dispersion is performed using two separate numerical models: a local model of the outlet(s), including the near-field effects of momentum, buoyancy and turbulence; and a larger scale model that can include the far-field effects of tidal-, wind- and wave-driven-currents, water depth variations, atmospheric fluxes, and Coriolis forces. The boundary between the two models is often not strictly defined, but is usually placed at the transition from where the behaviour of the effluent is dominated by the ambient environment, rather than the discharge characteristics and outfall configuration. In most real applications, this transition line varies considerably in time and space. This paper presents the findings of collaborative research between the Applied Modelling and Computation Group (AMCG) at Imperial College London, UK, and HR Wallingford Ltd. Results are presented using a range of coupling methods to link the near- and far-field mixing regions. An idealised domain and tidal conditions are used, with the outfall and ambient conditions typical of those found at small coastal desalination plants. Open-source CFD code Fluidity is used for both the near-field and far-field modelling. Fluidity scales well when run in parallel on large numbers of cores. It also has an anisotropic adaptive mesh capability which allows local control over solution accuracy throughout the domain. This combination means that accuracy can be achieved without excessive time costs, with


    Richard W. Johnson; Hugh M. McIlroy


    random instability, it was deemed undesirable for a validation data set. It was predicted using CFD that by eliminating the first of the four jets, the recirculation zone could be stabilized. The present paper reports detailed results for the three-jet case with comparisons to the four-jet data inasmuch as three-jet data are still unavailable. Hence, the present simulations are true or blind predictions.

  16. Improving the mixing performances of rice straw anaerobic digestion for higher biogas production by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation.

    Shen, Fei; Tian, Libin; Yuan, Hairong; Pang, Yunzhi; Chen, Shulin; Zou, Dexun; Zhu, Baoning; Liu, Yanping; Li, Xiujin


    As a lignocellulose-based substrate for anaerobic digestion, rice straw is characterized by low density, high water absorbability, and poor fluidity. Its mixing performances in digestion are completely different from traditional substrates such as animal manures. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation was employed to investigate mixing performances and determine suitable stirring parameters for efficient biogas production from rice straw. The results from CFD simulation were applied in the anaerobic digestion tests to further investigate their reliability. The results indicated that the mixing performances could be improved by triple impellers with pitched blade, and complete mixing was easily achieved at the stirring rate of 80 rpm, as compared to 20-60 rpm. However, mixing could not be significantly improved when the stirring rate was further increased from 80 to 160 rpm. The simulation results agreed well with the experimental results. The determined mixing parameters could achieve the highest biogas yield of 370 mL (g TS)(-1) (729 mL (g TS(digested))(-1)) and 431 mL (g TS)(-1) (632 mL (g TS(digested))(-1)) with the shortest technical digestion time (T 80) of 46 days. The results obtained in this work could provide useful guides for the design and operation of biogas plants using rice straw as substrates.

  17. 3D CFD Simulation of Horizontal Spin Casting of High Speed Steel Roll

    Redkin, Konstantin; Balakin, Boris; Hrizo, Christopher; Vipperman, Jeffrey; Garcia, Isaac; University Of Pittsburgh Team; Whemco Collaboration; University Of Bergen Collaboration


    The present paper reports some preliminary results on the multiphase modeling of the melt behavior in the horizontal spinning chamber. Three-dimensional (3D) computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of the high speed steel (HSS) melt was developed in a novel way on the base of volume-of-fluid technique. Preliminary 3D CFD of the horizontal centrifugal casting process showed that local turbulences can take place depending on the geometrical features of the ``feeding'' arm (inlet), its position relative to the chamber, pouring rates and temperatures. The distribution of the melt inside the mold is directly related to the melt properties (viscosity and diffusivity), which depend on the temperature and alloy composition. The predicted liquid properties, used in the modeling, are based on actual chemical composition analysis performed on different heats. Acknowledgement of WHEMCO and United Rolls Inc. for supporting the program. Special appreciation for Kevin Marsden.

  18. CFD Simulation of a Concrete Cubicle to Analyze the Thermal Effect of Phase Change Materials in Buildings

    José L. Míguez


    Full Text Available In this work, a CFD-based model is proposed to analyse the effect of phase change materials (PCMs on the thermal behaviour of the walls of a cubicle exposed to the environment and on the resistance of the walls to climate changes. The effect of several days of exposure to the environment was simulated using the proposed method. The results of the simulation are compared with experimental data to contrast the models. The effects of exposure on the same days were simulated for several walls of a cubicle made of a mixture of concrete and PCM. The results show that the PCM stabilizes temperatures within the cubicle and decreases energy consumption of refrigeration systems.

  19. Implementation and Development of an Eulerian Spray Model for CFD simulations of diesel Sprays


    [EN] The main objective of this work is the modeling of diesel sprays under engine conditions, including the atomization, transport and evaporation processes pivotal in the diesel spray formation and its development. For this purpose, an Eulerian single fluid model, embedded in a RANS environment, is implemented in the CFD platform OpenFOAM. The modeling approach implemented here is based on the ⅀-Y model. The model is founded on the assumption of flow scales separation. In actual i...

  20. Simulations of energy and angular distributions in plasma processing reactors using CFD-ACE +

    Bhoj, Ananth; Jain, Kunal; Megahed, Mustafa


    Several plasma processing reactors employ energetic ion bombardment at the substrate to enable surface reactions such as plasma etching, deposition or sputtering. The knowledge and control of the energy and angular distributions is an important requirement and can be used to suppress or enhance reaction rates. The CFD-ACE + platform is used for reactor scale modeling of generic inductively coupled and capacitively coupled rf plasma reactors. CFD-ACE + has a coupled solver approach that includes modules to address in a sequential and iterative manner, fluid flow, heat transfer, the Poisson equation for electric fields, charged species transport equations for species fluxes, surface charge on dielectrics and chemical kinetics in the gas and on all plasma-bounding surfaces. The Monte Carlo transport module of CFD-ACE + is based on the work of Kushner and co-workers and tracks pseudo-particles representing actual species based on source functions in the reactor. Model outputs for visualization include species densities and energy and angular distribution functions. Results discussed will include the effect of process variables such as pressure, power and frequency on the energy and angular distributions. R. J. Hoekstra and M.J. Kushner, Journal of Applied Physics, 79, 2275 (1996).

  1. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of effect of baffles on separation in mixer settler

    Mohsen Ostad Shabani; Ali Mazahery; Mehdi Alizadeh; Ali Asghar Tofigh; Mohammad Reza Rahimipour; Mansour Razavi; Alireza Kolahi


    The main ideas in the development of the solvent extraction mixer settler focused on achieving clean phase separation,minimizing the loss of the reagents and decreasing the surface area of the settlers.The role of baffles in a mechanically agitated vessel is to ensure even distribution,reduce settler turbulence,promote the stability of power drawn by the impeller and to prevent swirling and vortexing of liquid,thus,greatly improving the mixing of liquid.The insertion of the appropriate number of baffles clearly improves the extent of liquid mixing.However,excessive baffling would interrupt liquid mixing and lengthen the mixing time.Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) provides a tool for determining detailed information on fluid flow (hydrodynamics) which is necessary for modeling subprocesses in mixer settler.A total of 54 final CFD runs were carried out representing different combinations of variables like number of baffles,density and impeller speed.CFD data shows that amount of separation increases with increasing baffles number and decreasing impeller speed.

  2. CFD simulation of a gas-solid fluidized bed with two vertical jets

    Pei Pei; Kai Zhang; Jintian Ren; Dongsheng Wen; Guiying Wu


    A computational fluid dynamics(CFD)model is used to investigate the hydrodynamics of a gas-solid fluidized bed with two vertical jets.Sand particles with a density of 2660 kg/m3 and a diameter of5.0 × 10-4 m are employed as the solid phase.Numerical computation is carried out in a 0.57 m × 1.00 m two-dimensional bed using a commercial CFD code.CFX 4.4,together with user-defined Fortran subrou-tines.The applicability of the CFD model is validated by predicting the bed pressure drop in a bubbling fluidized bed,and the jet detachment time and equivalent bubble diameter in a fluidized bed with a single jet.Subsequently,the model is used to explore the hydrodynamics of two vertical jets in a fluidized bed.The computational results reveal three flow patterns,isolated,merged and transitional jets,depending on the nozzle separation distance and jet gas velocity and influencing significantly the solid circulation pattern.The jet penetration depth is found to increase with increasing jet gas velocity,and can be predicted reasonably well by the correlations of Hang et al.(2003)for isolated jets and of Yang and Keairns(1979)for interacting jets.

  3. CFD simulations of moderator flow inside Calandria of the Passive Moderator Cooling System of an advanced reactor

    Pal, Eshita [Homi Bhabha National Institute, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094 (India); Kumar, Mukesh [Reactor Engineering Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085 (India); Joshi, Jyeshtharaj B., E-mail: [Homi Bhabha National Institute, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai 400 094 (India); Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai 400019 India (India); Nayak, Arun K. [Reactor Engineering Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085 (India); Vijayan, Pallippattu K., E-mail: [Reactor Engineering Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Trombay, Mumbai 400 085 (India)


    Highlights: • CFD simulations in the Calandria of an advanced reactor under natural circulation. • Under natural convection, majority of the flow recirculates within the Calandria. • Maximum temperature is located at the top and center of the fuel channel matrix. • During SBO, temperature inside Calandria is stratified. - Abstract: Passive systems are being examined for the future Advanced Nuclear Reactor designs. One of such concepts is the Passive Moderator Cooling System (PMCS), which is designed to remove heat from the moderator in the Calandria vessel passively in case of an extended Station Black Out condition. The heated heavy-water moderator (due to heat transferred from the Main Heat Transport System (MHTS) and thermalization of neutrons and gamma from radioactive decay of fuel) rises upward due to buoyancy, gets cooled down in a heat exchanger and returns back to Calandria, completing a natural circulation loop. The natural circulation should provide sufficient cooling to prevent the increase of moderator temperature and pressure beyond safe limits. In an earlier study, a full-scale 1D transient simulation was performed for the reactor including the MHTS and the PMCS, in the event of a station blackout scenario (Kumar et al., 2013). The results indicate that the systems remain within the safe limits for 7 days. However, the flow inside a geometry like Calandria is quite complex due to its large size and inner complexities of dense fuel channel matrix, which was simplified as a 1D pipe flow in the aforesaid analysis. In the current work, CFD simulations are performed to study the temperature distributions and flow distribution of moderator inside the Calandria vessel using a three-dimensional CFD code, OpenFoam 2.2.0. First, a set of steady state simulation was carried out for a band of inlet mass flow rates, which gives the minimum mass flow rate required for removing the maximum heat load, by virtue of prediction of hot spots inside the Calandria

  4. Full Scale Measurements and CFD Simulations of Diffuse Ceiling Inlet for Ventilation and Cooling of Densely Occupied Rooms

    Mikeska, Tomás; Fan, Jianhua


    on gypsum boards with airtight connectionswas created utilizing the full potential of diffuse layer without undesirable crack flow reported by otherauthors. The measured values were used to validate the detailed Large Eddy Simulation model of testroom created in CFD software with aim to evaluate an indoor...... comfort numerically. Results of our investigations have shown that diffuse ceiling inlet is a suitable solution for the spaceswith high density occupancy. The results have shown that transient calculations using Large Eddy Simulation models can predict well temperatures and velocity magnitude of air flow......Spaces with high occupant densities result in high heat gains and need for relatively high air change rate.By means of traditional mechanical ventilation diffusers it becomes a challenge to supply large amountsof fresh air into the space without creating a local discomfort for occupants. One...

  5. Cfd Simulation Of Swirling Effect In S-Shaped Diffusing Duct By Swirl Angle 200



    Full Text Available The present study involves the CFD analysis for the prediction of swirl effect on the characteristics of a steady, incompressible flow through an S-shaped diffusing duct. The curved diffuser considered in the present case has Sshaped diffusing duct having an area ratio of 1.9, length of 300 mm and turning angle of 22.5°/22.5°. The static pressure, total pressure, velocity and turbulence intensity were accounted. The improvement is observed for both, clockwise and anti-clockwise swirl, the improvement being higher for clockwise swirl. Flow uniformity at the exit is more uniform for clockwise swirl at the inlet.

  6. Pilot in the Loop CFD Method Development


    of the tail rotor is calculated via simple momentum theory . When the flight simulation is not coupled with the CFD, the airflow impinging on the tail...simple empirical model (Ref 3). In fully coupled simulations, the main rotor downwash component is disabled , so as not “double count” this effect when...model will then be disabled when fully coupled with CFD. This implementation doesn’t require any modification on the CFD code, since the CFD solver was

  7. Detailed simulation of the airbag inflation process using a coupled CFD/FE method Detaillierte Simulation eines Airbag Aufblasvorganges durch gekoppelte CFD/FE Methoden

    Steenbrink, A.C.; Fairlie, G.E.


    There is increasing pressure to reduce injuries and fatalities by effectively using airbags for side impact and out-of-position impact loading conditions. The simulation of these scenarios is particularly difficult as the occupant is interacting with the airbag at early times during the airbag deplo

  8. Detailed simulation of the airbag inflation process using a coupled CFD/FE method Detaillierte Simulation eines Airbag Aufblasvorganges durch gekoppelte CFD/FE Methoden

    Steenbrink, A.C.; Fairlie, G.E.


    There is increasing pressure to reduce injuries and fatalities by effectively using airbags for side impact and out-of-position impact loading conditions. The simulation of these scenarios is particularly difficult as the occupant is interacting with the airbag at early times during the airbag

  9. 3-D CFD Simulation and Validation of Oxygen-Rich Hydrocarbon Combustion in a Gas-Centered Swirl Coaxial Injector using a Flamelet-Based Approach

    Richardson, Brian; Kenny, Jeremy


    Injector design is a critical part of the development of a rocket Thrust Chamber Assembly (TCA). Proper detailed injector design can maximize propulsion efficiency while minimizing the potential for failures in the combustion chamber. Traditional design and analysis methods for hydrocarbon-fuel injector elements are based heavily on empirical data and models developed from heritage hardware tests. Using this limited set of data produces challenges when trying to design a new propulsion system where the operating conditions may greatly differ from heritage applications. Time-accurate, Three-Dimensional (3-D) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling of combusting flows inside of injectors has long been a goal of the fluid analysis group at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and the larger CFD modeling community. CFD simulation can provide insight into the design and function of an injector that cannot be obtained easily through testing or empirical comparisons to existing hardware. However, the traditional finite-rate chemistry modeling approach utilized to simulate combusting flows for complex fuels, such as Rocket Propellant-2 (RP-2), is prohibitively expensive and time consuming even with a large amount of computational resources. MSFC has been working, in partnership with Streamline Numerics, Inc., to develop a computationally efficient, flamelet-based approach for modeling complex combusting flow applications. In this work, a flamelet modeling approach is used to simulate time-accurate, 3-D, combusting flow inside a single Gas Centered Swirl Coaxial (GCSC) injector using the flow solver, Loci-STREAM. CFD simulations were performed for several different injector geometries. Results of the CFD analysis helped guide the design of the injector from an initial concept to a tested prototype. The results of the CFD analysis are compared to data gathered from several hot-fire, single element injector tests performed in the Air Force Research Lab EC-1 test facility

  10. CFD simulations of thermal comfort in naturally ventilated primary school classrooms

    Stevanović Žana Ž.


    Full Text Available The purpose of Thermal Comfort is to specify the combinations of indoor space environment and personal factors that will produce thermal environment conditions acceptable to 80% or more of the occupants within a space. Naturally ventilated indoors has a very complex air movement, which depends on numerous variables such as: outdoor interaction, intensity of infiltration, the number of openings, the thermal inertia of walls, occupant behaviors, etc. The most important mechanism for naturally ventilated indoors is the intensity of infiltration and thermal buoyancy mechanism. In this study the objective was to determine indicators of thermal comfort for children, by the CFD model based on experimental measurements with modification on turbulent and radiant heat transfer mathematical model. The case study was selected on school children aged 8 and 9 years in primary school „France Prešern“, Belgrade. The purpose was to evaluate the relationships between the indoor environment and the subjective responses. Also there was analysis of infiltration and stack effect based on meterological data on site. The main parameters that were investigated are: operative temperature, radiant temperature, concentration of CO2 and air velocity. The new correction of turbulence and radiative heat transfer models has been validated by comparison with experimental data using additional statistical indicators. It was found that both turbulence model correct and the new radiative model of nontransparent media have a significant influence on CFD data set accuracy.

  11. CFD simulation of wood chip combustion on a grate using an Euler-Euler approach

    Kurz, D.; Schnell, U.; Scheffknecht, G.


    Due to the increase of computational power, it is nowadays common practice to use CFD calculations for various kinds of firing systems in order to understand the internal physical phenomena and to optimise the overall process. Within the last years, biomass combustion for energy purposes has gained rising popularity. On an industrial scale, mainly grate firing systems are used for this purpose. Generally, such systems consist of a dense-packed fuel bed on the grate and the freeboard region above, where in the field of numerical modelling, it is common practice to use different sub-models for both zones. To avoid this, the objective of this paper is the presentation of a numerical model including a detailed three-dimensional description of the fuel bed and the freeboard region within the same CFD code. Because of the implementation as an Eulerian multiphase model, both zones are fully coupled in terms of flow and heat transfer, and appropriate models for the treatment of turbulence, radiation, and global reactions are presented. The model results are validated against detailed measurements of temperature and gaseous species close to the bed surface and within the radiative section of a 240 kW grate firing test facility.

  12. Tomographic data fusion with CFD simulations associated with a planar sensor

    Liu, J.; Liu, S.; Sun, S.; Zhou, W.; Schlaberg, I. H. I.; Wang, M.; Yan, Y.


    Tomographic techniques have great abilities to interrogate the combustion processes, especially when it is combined with the physical models of the combustion itself. In this study, a data fusion algorithm is developed to investigate the flame distribution of a swirl-induced environmental (EV) burner, a new type of burner for low NOx combustion. An electric capacitance tomography (ECT) system is used to acquire 3D flame images and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is applied to calculate an initial distribution of the temperature profile for the EV burner. Experiments were also carried out to visualize flames at a series of locations above the burner. While the ECT images essentially agree with the CFD temperature distribution, discrepancies exist at a certain height. When data fusion is applied, the discrepancy is visibly reduced and the ECT images are improved. The methods used in this study can lead to a new route where combustion visualization can be much improved and applied to clean energy conversion and new burner development.

  13. Coupling of the core simulator DYN3D with the CFD solver TrioU and its application to a Main Steamline Break scenario

    Grahn, Alexander; Gommlich, Andre; Kliem, Soeren [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Dresden (Germany). Reactor Safety


    In the framework of the European project NURESAFE, the reactor dynamics code DYN3D developed at HZDR was coupled with the CFD solver TrioU from CEA France. This coupling was used to simulate the coolant mixing in the reactor pressure vessel and in the core during a Main Steamline Break (MSLB) accident and to study its effect on the reactor power.

  14. CFD simulations of a capillary force driven two-phase flow in the anode flow-field of passive-feed μdmfc

    Mbanjwa, MB


    Full Text Available The computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation results of a capillary-driven flow in a 100 µm serpentine flow-field are presented. A two-dimensional (2D) numerical model based on a conservative level set method (LSM) was developed and solved...


    WANG Fu-jun; LI Yao-jun; CONG Guo-hui; WANG Wen-e; WANG Hai-song


    Numerical simulations of 3D turbulent flow in a large-bore axial-flow pump coupled with half-elbow suction sump were performed by using CFD approach. The numerical model and velocity and pressure distributions in entire flow passage were presented. The obvious backflow in half-elbow suction sump and strong flow nonuniformity at suction sump outlet were observed, whereas these phenomena were not observed in existing studies performed for a separate suction sump by either experimental or numerical approach. This result indicates that the interaction between half-elbow suction sump and impeller has significant effect on the flow distribution in the pump passage. The change of pump efficiency caused by the interaction was discussed.

  16. Detailed analysis of offshore wakes based on two years data of alpha ventus and comparison with CFD simulations

    Westerhellweg, A.; Canadillas, B.; Kinder, F.; Neumann, T. [DEWI, Wilhelmshaven (Germany)


    Wind conditions and power output were evaluated for wake effects in the offshore wind farm 'alpha ventus' and compared to CFD simulations. The evaluation of the wind conditions comprises wind speed reduction and turbulence increase in the wake. Power data were assessed for the power deficit in the wake of a single wind turbine and along a row of wind turbines and for the farm efficiency. The wake of a single wind turbine is described by the maximum power deficit and the expansion width of the wake. The wake effects were evaluated with special emphasis on the influence of thermal stability on the wake effects. The atmospheric stability was assessed from temperature difference of air and water and its impact on the power output was quantified. (orig.)

  17. Realistic Representation of Grain Shapes in CFD--DEM Simulations of Sediment Transport: A Bonded-Sphere Approach

    Sun, Rui


    Development of algorithms and growth of computational resources in the past decades have enabled simulations of sediment transport processes with unprecedented fidelities. The Computational Fluid Dynamics--Discrete Element Method (CFD--DEM) is one of the high-fidelity approaches, where the motions of and collisions among the sediment grains as well as their interactions with surrounding fluids are resolved. In most DEM solvers the particles are modeled as soft spheres due to computational efficiency and implementation complexity considerations, although natural sediments are usually mixture of non-spherical particles. Previous attempts to extend sphere-based DEM to treat irregular particles neglected fluid-induced torques on particles, and the method lacked flexibility to handle sediments with an arbitrary mixture of particle shapes. In this contribution we proposed a simple, efficient approach to represent common sediment grain shapes with bonded spheres, where the fluid forces are computed and applied on ea...

  18. Flashpoint prediction for ternary mixtures of alcohols with water for CFD simulation of unsteady flame propagation during explosion

    Skřínský, Jan; Vereš, Ján; Ševčíková, Silvie Petránková


    Aqueous solutions of binary and ternary mixtures of alcohols are of considerable interest for a wide range of scientists and technologists. Simple dimensionless experimental formulae based on rational reciprocal and polynomial functions are proposed for correlation of the flashpoint data of binary mixtures of two components. The formulae are based on data obtained from flashpoint experiments and predictions. The main results are the derived experimental flashpoint values for ternary mixtures of two aqueous-organic solutions and the model prediction of maximum explosion pressure values for the studied mixtures. Potential application for the results concerns the assessment of fire and explosion hazards, and the development of inherently safer designs for chemical processes containing binary and ternary partially miscible mixtures of an aqueous-organic system. The goal of this article is to present the results of modelling using these standard models and to demonstrate its importance in the area of CFD simulation.

  19. CFD Simulation and Experimental Analyses of a Copper Wire Woven Heat Exchanger Design to Improve Heat Transfer and Reduce the Size of Adsorption Beds

    John White


    Full Text Available The chief objective of this study is the proposal design and CFD simulation of a new compacted copper wire woven fin heat exchanger and silica gel adsorbent bed used as part of an adsorption refrigeration system. This type of heat exchanger design has a large surface area because of the wire woven fin design. It is estimated that this will help improve the coefficient of performance (COP of the adsorption phase and increase the heat transfer in this system arrangement. To study the heat transfer between the fins and porous adsorbent reactor bed, two experiments were carried out and matched to computational fluid dynamics (CFD results.

  20. Comparison of CFD Simulation of a Hyundai I20 Model with Four Different Turbulence Models



    Full Text Available This article describes the CFD analysis of a Hyundai i20 car Model. The focus of this study is to investigate the aerodynamics characteristics of Hyundai i20 car model and the flow obtained by solving the steady-state governing continuity equations as well as the momentum conservation equations combined with one of four turbulence models (1.Spalart-Allmaras 2.k-ε Standard 3.Transition k-kl-ω 4.Transition Shear Stress Transport (SST and the solutions obtained using these different models were compared. Except transition k-kl-ω model, other three models show nearly similar velocity variations plot. Pressure variation plot are almost similar with K-ε and transition-SST models. Eddy viscosity plot are almost similar with K-ε and transition k-kl-ω models

  1. CFD Simulation of a Hydrogen/Argon Plasma Jet Reactor for Coal Pyrolysis

    CHEN H. G.; XIE K. C.


    A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model was formulated for DC arc hydrogen/argon plasma jet reactors used in the process of the thermal H2/Ar plasma pyrolysis of coal to acetylene. In this model, fluid flow, convective heat transfer and conjugate heat conductivity are considered simultaneously. The error caused by estimating the inner-wall temperature of a reactor is avoided. The thermodynamic and transport properties of the hydrogen/argon mixture plasma system, which are usually expressed by a set of discrete dats, are fitted into expressions that can be easily implemented in the program. The effects of the turbulence are modeled by two standard k-s equations. The temperature field and velocity field in the plasma jet reactor were calculated by employing SIMPLEST algorithm. The knowledge and insight obtained are useful for the design improvement and scale-up of plasma reactors.

  2. PIV and CFD studies on analyzing intragastric flow phenomena induced by peristalsis using a human gastric flow simulator.

    Kozu, Hiroyuki; Kobayashi, Isao; Neves, Marcos A; Nakajima, Mitsutoshi; Uemura, Kunihiko; Sato, Seigo; Ichikawa, Sosaku


    This study quantitatively analyzed the flow phenomena in model gastric contents induced by peristalsis using a human gastric flow simulator (GFS). Major functions of the GFS include gastric peristalsis simulation by controlled deformation of rubber walls and direct observation of inner flow through parallel transparent windows. For liquid gastric contents (water and starch syrup solutions), retropulsive flow against the direction of peristalsis was observed using both particle image velocimetry (PIV) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The maximum flow velocity was obtained in the region occluded by peristalsis. The maximum value was 9 mm s(-1) when the standard value of peristalsis speed in healthy adults (UACW = 2.5 mm s(-1)) was applied. The intragastric flow-field was laminar with the maximum Reynolds number (Re = 125). The viscosity of liquid gastric contents hardly affected the maximum flow velocity in the applied range of this study (1 to 100 mPa s). These PIV results agreed well with the CFD results. The maximum shear rate in the liquid gastric contents was below 20 s(-1) at UACW = 2.5 mm s(-1). We also measured the flow-field in solid-liquid gastric contents containing model solid food particles (plastic beads). The direction of velocity vectors was influenced by the presence of the model solid food particle surface. The maximum flow velocity near the model solid food particles ranged from 8 to 10 mm s(-1) at UACW = 2.5 mm s(-1). The maximum shear rate around the model solid food particles was low, with a value of up to 20 s(-1).

  3. Study of dynamic structure and heat and mass transfer of a vertical ceramic tiles dryer using CFD simulations

    Kriaa, Wassim; Bejaoui, Salma; Mhiri, Hatem; Le Palec, Georges; Bournot, Philippe


    In this study, we developed a two-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model to simulate dynamic structure and heat and mass transfer of a vertical ceramic tiles dryer (EVA 702). The carrier's motion imposed the choice of a dynamic mesh based on two methods: "spring based smoothing" and "local remeshing". The dryer airflow is considered as turbulent ( Re = 1.09 × 105 at the dryer inlet), therefore the Re-Normalization Group model with Enhanced Wall Treatment was used as a turbulence model. The resolution of the governing equation was performed with Fluent 6.3 whose capacities do not allow the direct resolution of drying problems. Thus, a user defined scalar equation was inserted in the CFD code to model moisture content diffusion into tiles. User-defined functions were implemented to define carriers' motion, thermo-physical properties… etc. We adopted also a "two-step" simulation method: in the first step, we follow the heat transfer coefficient evolution (Hc). In the second step, we determine the mass transfer coefficient (Hm) and the features fields of drying air and ceramic tiles. The found results in mixed convection mode (Fr = 5.39 at the dryer inlet) were used to describe dynamic and thermal fields of airflow and heat and mass transfer close to the ceramic tiles. The response of ceramic tiles to heat and mass transfer was studied based on Biot numbers. The evolutions of averages temperature and moisture content of ceramic tiles were analyzed. Lastly, comparison between experimental and numerical results showed a good agreement.

  4. Advances in Simulation of Liquid-Liquid Two-phase Flow in Extraction Columns with CFD-PBM%萃取柱内液-液两相流CFD-PBM模拟研究进展

    李少伟; 景山; 张琦; 吴秋林


    对萃取柱内CFD-PBM模拟研究进行了较详细的综述,包括其基本理论、不同的求解方法及模拟研究现状等.CFD-PBM模拟的基本方程包括流动方程和群体平衡方程,其相互耦合,群体平衡方程涉及破碎与聚并2个关键模型.群体平衡模型的求解方法包括直接离散化方法、矩量法、正交矩量法、直接正交矩量法、分段正交矩量法等,对这些方法的原理、优点和缺点进行了综述.目前国际上关于萃取柱内CFD模拟采用较多的是简单的欧拉-欧拉两相流模拟,考虑液滴尺寸分布和进一步的浓度分布的群体平衡模型应用较少.完善伴随传质的液-液分散体系的群体平衡模型,并将其应用于不同类型的萃取柱中,是萃取分离学科的重要任务.%A detailed review on the CFD-PBM research in the extraction columns is presented, including the fundamental theory, different solution methods, and status of the simulation research. The basic equations in the CFD-PBM simulation contain the flow equations and the population balance equation, which are coupled with each other. Coalescence and break-up models are two important models in the population equation. The methods to solve the population balance equation include the class method, the method of moments, the quadrature method of moments, the direct quadrature method of moments, and the sectional quadrature method of moments. The fundamental, advantages and disadvantaged of these methods were reviewed. The Eulerian-Eulerian method is mainly used in the CFD simulation of the two-phase flow in extraction columns to date. The PBM which considers the droplet size distribution and further the concentration distribution is relatively less used in extraction columns. To improve the PBM in a liquid-liquid dispersion system with mass transfer and to use the model in different types of extraction columns are important issues for extraction research.

  5. Efficient numerical methods for simulating surface tension of multi-component mixtures with the gradient theory of fluid interfaces

    Kou, Jisheng


    Surface tension significantly impacts subsurface flow and transport, and it is the main cause of capillary effect, a major immiscible two-phase flow mechanism for systems with a strong wettability preference. In this paper, we consider the numerical simulation of the surface tension of multi-component mixtures with the gradient theory of fluid interfaces. Major numerical challenges include that the system of the Euler-Lagrange equations is solved on the infinite interval and the coefficient matrix is not positive definite. We construct a linear transformation to reduce the Euler-Lagrange equations, and naturally introduce a path function, which is proven to be a monotonic function of the spatial coordinate variable. By using the linear transformation and the path function, we overcome the above difficulties and develop the efficient methods for calculating the interface and its interior compositions. Moreover, the computation of the surface tension is also simplified. The proposed methods do not need to solve the differential equation system, and they are easy to be implemented in practical applications. Numerical examples are tested to verify the efficiency of the proposed methods. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.


    Jairo Andrés Acosta Rojas


    Full Text Available El presente artículo presenta el procedimiento llevado a cabo para simular el flujo de aire en un compresor centrífugo HOLSET HT3B por medio de FLUENT® y GAMBIT®, paquetes de CFD (Computer Fluid Dynamics basados en la técnica de volúmenes finitos. Inicialmente se presentan algunas consideraciones importantes que deben tenerse en cuenta al usar las herramientas que este método ofrece para la simulación de flujos. Posteriormente se describirá el proceso seguido para obtener los resultados preliminares de la simulación y se discutirán brevemente las características más relevantes de los mismos. Es importante mencionar que este artículo hace referencia a la simulación inicial del flujo en el compresor mencionado, y que uno de sus principales aportes es el de hacer recomendaciones para la realización del ajuste de los parámetros de operación escogidos.This article presents the procedure followed to simulate the air flow in a HOLSET HT3B centrifugal compressor using FLUENT® and GAMBIT®, both CFD (Computer Fluid Dynamics packages, which are based on the finite volume technique. Initially some important considerations will be presented, which must be considered when using the CFD tools for the flow simulation; later, the simulation process will be described to obtain the first results, and their most relevant characteristics will be discussed briefly. It is important to mention that this article makes reference to the initial simulation of the flow in the mentioned compressor, and that some recommendations for the operational parameters adjustments are presented as a plus.

  7. Roles of Ⅴ/Ⅲ ratio and mixture degree in GaN growth: CFD and MD simulation study

    Zhou An; Xiu Xiang-Qian; Zhang Rong; Xie Zi-Li; Hua Xue-Mei; Liu Bin; Han Ping


    To understand the mechanism of Gallium nitride (GaN) film growth is of great importance for their potential applications.In this paper,we investigate the growth behavior of the GaN film by combining computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations.Both of the simulations show that Ⅴ/Ⅲ mixture degree can have important impacts on the deposition behavior,and it is found that the more uniform the mixture is,the better the growth is.Besides,by using MD simulations,we illustrate the whole process of the GaN growth.Furthermore,we also find that the Ⅴ/Ⅲ ratio can affect the final roughness of the GaN film.When the Ⅴ/Ⅲ ratio is high,the surface of final GaN film is smooth.The present study provides insights into GaN growth from the macroscopic and microscopic views,which may provide some suggestions on better experimental GaN preparation.


    Jan Skočilas


    Full Text Available This paper deals with a computational fluid dynamics (CFD simulation of the heat transfer process during turbulent hot water flow between two chevron plates in a plate heat exchanger. A three-dimensional model with the simplified geometry of two cross-corrugated channels provided by chevron plates, taking into account the inlet and outlet ports, has been designed for the numerical study. The numerical model was based on the shear-stress transport (SST k-! model. The basic characteristics of the heat exchanger, as values of heat transfer coefficient and pressure drop, have been investigated. A comparative analysis of analytical calculation results, based on experimental data obtained from literature, and of the results obtained by numerical simulation, has been carried out. The coefficients and the exponents in the design equations for the considered plates have been arranged by using simulation results. The influence on the main flow parameters of the corrugation inclination angle relative to the flow direction has been taken into account. An analysis of the temperature distribution across the plates has been carried out, and it has shown the presence of zones with higher heat losses and low fluid flow intensity.

  9. Optimization principle of operating parameters of heat exchanger by using CFD simulation

    Mičieta, Jozef; Jiří, Vondál; Jandačka, Jozef; Lenhard, Richard


    Design of effective heat transfer devices and minimizing costs are desired sections in industry and they are important for both engineers and users due to the wide-scale use of heat exchangers. Traditional approach to design is based on iterative process in which is gradually changed design parameters, until a satisfactory solution is achieved. The design process of the heat exchanger is very dependent on the experience of the engineer, thereby the use of computational software is a major advantage in view of time. Determination of operating parameters of the heat exchanger and the subsequent estimation of operating costs have a major impact on the expected profitability of the device. There are on the one hand the material and production costs, which are immediately reflected in the cost of device. But on the other hand, there are somewhat hidden costs in view of economic operation of the heat exchanger. The economic balance of operation significantly affects the technical solution and accompanies the design of the heat exchanger since its inception. Therefore, there is important not underestimate the choice of operating parameters. The article describes an optimization procedure for choice of cost-effective operational parameters for a simple double pipe heat exchanger by using CFD software and the subsequent proposal to modify its design for more economical operation.

  10. Optimization principle of operating parameters of heat exchanger by using CFD simulation

    Mičieta Jozef


    Full Text Available Design of effective heat transfer devices and minimizing costs are desired sections in industry and they are important for both engineers and users due to the wide-scale use of heat exchangers. Traditional approach to design is based on iterative process in which is gradually changed design parameters, until a satisfactory solution is achieved. The design process of the heat exchanger is very dependent on the experience of the engineer, thereby the use of computational software is a major advantage in view of time. Determination of operating parameters of the heat exchanger and the subsequent estimation of operating costs have a major impact on the expected profitability of the device. There are on the one hand the material and production costs, which are immediately reflected in the cost of device. But on the other hand, there are somewhat hidden costs in view of economic operation of the heat exchanger. The economic balance of operation significantly affects the technical solution and accompanies the design of the heat exchanger since its inception. Therefore, there is important not underestimate the choice of operating parameters. The article describes an optimization procedure for choice of cost-effective operational parameters for a simple double pipe heat exchanger by using CFD software and the subsequent proposal to modify its design for more economical operation.

  11. CFD-DEM simulation of three-dimensional aeolian sand movement


    A three-dimensional CFD-DEM model is proposed to investigate the aeolian sand movement.The results show that the mean particle horizontal velocity can be expressed by a power function of heights.The probability distribution of the impact and lift-off velocities of particles can be described by a log-normal function,and that of the impact and lift-off angles can be expressed by an exponential function.The probability distribution of particle horizontal velocity at different heights can be described as a lognormal function,while the probability distribution of longitudinal and vertical velocity can be described as a normal function.The comparison with previous two-dimensional calculations shows that the variations of mean particle horizontal velocity along the heights in two-dimensional and three-dimensional models are similar.However,the mean particle density of the two-dimensional model is larger than that in reality,which will result in the overestimation of sand transportation rate in the two-dimensional calculation.The study also shows that the predicted probability distributions of particle velocities are in good agreement with the experimental results.

  12. CFD simulations of flow and dust dispersion in a realistic urban area

    Kun Luo


    Full Text Available Fluid flow and dust transportation in a realistic urban residential community under dust storm weather conditions are investigated using computational fluid dynamics (CFD with a grid resolution of several meters. The dust transportation and concentration distribution are obtained through the Lagrangian-formulated discrete particle model by integrating the particle velocity between certain time intervals. The fluid flow is solved by the realizable $ k - \\varepsilon $ model. It is found that the dust transportation and distribution are very closely related to the flow field. The flow field in a real residential community is very complicated. When the building axes are perpendicular to the wind direction, the flows resemble the classic street canyon flow. Places with a low wind speed and high vorticity usually have a high dust concentration. As the wind direction changes, the fluid flow and dust distribution differ from case to case, but the general features are kept. In addition, the building shape and particle-wall interaction conditions have additional effects on the dust distribution, which need further study in the future.

  13. Benchmark of CFD Simulations Using Temperatures Measured Within an Enclosed Array of Heater Rods Oriented Vertically and Horizontally

    Chalasani, Narayana Rao

    Experiments and computational fluid dynamics/radiation heat transfer simulations of an 8x8 array of heated rods within an aluminum enclosure are performed. This configuration represents a region inside the channel of a spent boiling water reactor (BWR) fuel assembly between two consecutive spacer plates. The heater rods can be oriented horizontally or vertically to represent transport or storage conditions, respectively. The measured and simulated rod-to-wall temperature differences are compared for various heater rod power levels (100, 200, 300, 400 and 500W), gases (Helium and Nitrogen), enclosure wall temperatures, pressures (1, 2 and 3 atm) and orientations (Horizontal and Vertical) to assess the accuracy of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code. For analysis of spent nuclear fuel casks, it is crucial to predict the temperature of the hottest rods in an assembly to ensure that none of the fuel cladding exceeds its temperature limit. The measured temperatures are compared to those determined using CFD code to assess the adequacy of the computer code. Simulations show that temperature gradients are much steeper near the enclosure walls than they are near the center of the heater rod array. The measured maximum heater rod temperatures are above the center of heater rod array for nitrogen experiments in both horizontal and vertical orientations, whereas for helium the maximum temperatures are at the center of heater rod array irrespective of the orientation due to the high thermal conductivity of the helium gas. The measured temperatures of rods at symmetric locations are not identical, and the difference is larger for rods close to the enclosure wall than for those far from it. Small but uncontrolled deviations of the rod positions away from the design locations may cause these differences. For 2-inch insulated nitrogen experiment in vertical orientation with 1 atm pressure and a total heater rod power of 500 W, the maximum measured heater rod and enclosure

  14. Natural Ventilation of Commercial Dairy Cow Houses: Simulating the Effect of Roof Shape Using CFD

    Sapounas, A.; Dooren, van H.J.C.; Smits, M.C.J.


    In livestock buildings the ventilation rate influences both the pollutant emission rates and animal¿s welfare. In the present study a 3D simulation model was used to simulate 7 commercial dairy cow houses with different roof types and side ventilators. The simulations have been carried out

  15. Viscous flow simulation in a stenosis model using discrete particle dynamics: a comparison between DPD and CFD.

    Feng, Rui; Xenos, Michalis; Girdhar, Gaurav; Kang, Wei; Davenport, James W; Deng, Yuefan; Bluestein, Danny


    Flow and stresses induced by blood flow acting on the blood cellular constituents can be represented to a certain extent by a continuum mechanics approach down to the order of the μm level. However, the molecular effects of, e.g., adhesion/aggregation bonds of blood clotting can be on the order of nm. The coupling of the disparate length and timescales between such molecular levels and macroscopic transport represents a major computational challenge. To address this challenge, a multiscale numerical approach based on discrete particle dynamics (DPD) methodology derived from molecular dynamics (MD) principles is proposed. The feasibility of the approach was firstly tested for its ability to simulate viscous flow conditions. Simulations were conducted in low Reynolds numbers flows (Re = 25-33) through constricted tubes representing blood vessels with various degrees of stenosis. Multiple discrete particles interacting with each other were simulated, with 1.24-1.36 million particles representing the flow domain and 0.4 million particles representing the vessel wall. The computation was carried out on the massive parallel supercomputer NY BlueGene/L employing NAMD-a parallel MD package for high performance computing (HPC). Typical recirculation zones were formed distal to the stenoses. The velocity profiles and recirculation zones were in excellent agreement with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) 3D Navier-Stokes viscous fluid flow simulations and with classic numerical and experimental results by YC Fung in constricted tubes. This feasibility analysis demonstrates the potential of a methodology that widely departs from a continuum approach to simulate multiscale phenomena such as flow induced blood clotting.

  16. A comparison of CFD-simulations and measurements of the temperature stratification in a mixing box of an air-handling unit

    Carling, Paer; Yue Zou [KTH, Dept. of Building Sciences, Stockholm (Sweden)


    This paper presents a comparison between CFD-simulations and measurements of the temperature stratification in a mixing box of an air-handling unit. We have used data from field measurements during a period of over a year for different outside temperatures. We performed two-dimensional CFD-simulations for four different outside temperatures with commercially available software. The measurements as well as the simulations show that the temperature difference between the upper part and the lower part of the duct downstream of the mixing box is considerable. It increases, as the outside temperature decreases. However, the discrepancies between the measurements and the simulation are large. The reasons for this are uncertain boundary conditions and modelling errors leading to an inaccurate simulation result. The stratification downstream of the mixing box implies large sensor errors and the use of the mixed air temperature for control and fault detection must therefore be questioned. Averaging sensors, which take a mean value over the duct section, can be used but do not consider differences in velocities and are therefore not accurate either. In order to, for example, use CFD as a tool to decide the optimal sensor location a more accurate model and more information regarding the boundary conditions is needed. (Author)

  17. Performance characteristics of pilot plant dense media hydrocyclone for beneficiation of coal and 3-D CFD simulation

    Suresh, P.D.; Kumar, V.; Sripriya, R.; Chakraborty, S.; Meikap, B.C. [University of Kwazulu Natal, Durban (South Africa). School of Chemical Engineering


    Dense-medium separators have proven to be the most efficient processes for removing the undesirable material from run-of-mine coal. The application of high-pressure feed injection into dense-medium cyclones to provide an elevated centrifugal force has recently been found to allow efficient separation performances for the treatment of fine coal (i.e., < 1000 {mu} m). However, high-pressure injection requires specialized pumps and results in relatively high maintenance requirements. The current study involves experimental investigation of separation performance characteristics of the dense media hydrocyclone (DMC). A pilot plant DMC has been designed and fabricated for performance characterization. Experiments have been conducted on 300 mm dense medium cyclone treating coal in the size range of -6 to +2 mm using magnetite as the medium under operating conditions. The operating variable was the specific gravity of the medium, feed inlet pressure and feed inlet flow rate. The ash contents of the feed coal reporting to the overflow and underflow have been analyzed qualitatively. The result indicates that the use of magnetite as dense medium in DMC resulted in the yield of clean coal, which is 5% more when the air core is suppressed as compared to the same conditions when the air core remains. A 3-D geometry is created in Gambit to support the experimental findings by using CFD simulation. It is interesting to observe that experimental findings agree well with the simulation results.

  18. CFD simulation with detailed chemistry of steam reforming of methane for hydrogen production in an integrated micro-reactor

    Zhai, Xuli; Cheng, Yinhong; Jin, Yong; Cheng, Yi [Department of Chemical Engineering, Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Ding, Shi [Department of Chemical Engineering, Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, SINOPEC, Beijing 100083 (China)


    micro-reactor has drawn more and more attention in recent years due to the process intensification on basic transport phenomena in micro-channels, which would often lead to the improved reactor performance. Steam reforming of methane (SRM) in micro-reactor has great potential to realize a low-cost, compact process for hydrogen production via an evident shortening of reaction time from seconds to milliseconds. This work focuses on the detailed modeling and simulation of a micro-reactor design for SRM reaction with the integration of a micro-channel for Rh-catalyzed endothermic reaction, a micro-channel for Pt-catalyzed exothermic reaction and a wall in between with Rh or Pt-catalyst coated layer. The elementary reaction kinetics for SRM process is adopted in the CFD model, while the combustion channel is described by global reaction kinetics. The model predictions were quantitatively validated by the experimental data in the literature. For the extremely fast reactions in both channels, the simulations indicated the significance of the heat conduction ability of the reactor wall as well as the interplay between the exothermic and endothermic reactions (e.g., the flow rate ratio of fuel gas to reforming gas). The characteristic width of 0.5 mm is considered to be a suitable channel size to balance the trade-off between the heat transfer behavior in micro-channels and the easy fabrication of micro-channels. (author)

  19. CFD simulation of turbulent flow in a rod bundle with spacer grids (MATIS-H) using STAR-CCM+

    Cinosi, N., E-mail:; Walker, S.P.; Bluck, M.J.; Issa, R.


    Highlights: • CDF simulation of turbulent flow generated by a typical PWR spacer grid. • Benchmarking against the MATIS-H experiments run at KAERI in Daejeon, Korea. • Deployment of various steady RANS models to compute the turbulence. • Sensitivity analysis of hardware components. - Abstract: This paper presents the CFD simulation of the turbulent flow generated by a model PWR spacer grid within a rod bundle. The investigation was part of the MATIS-H benchmark exercise, organized by the OECD-NEA, with measurements performed at the KAERI facilities in Daejeon, Korea. The study employed the CD-Adapco code Star-CCM+. An initial sensitivity study was conducted to attempt to assess the importance to the overall flow of components such as the outlet plenum and the end support grid; these were shown to be able to be safely neglected, but the tapered end portion of the rods was found to be significant, and this was incorporated in the model analyzed. A RANS model using any of K-epsilon, K-omega and Reynolds-stress turbulence models was found to be adequate for the prediction of mean velocity profiles, but they all three underestimate the time-averaged turbulent velocity components. Vorticity seems to be better predicted, although the measured values of vorticity are only presented via colored contour plots, making quantitative comparison rather difficult. Circulation, calculated via an integral for each channel, seems to be well predicted by all three models.

  20. 基于 CFD 模拟的绿色建筑自然通风优化设计研究%CFD-Simulation-Based Natural Ventilation Design Optimization for Green Buildings

    郭卫宏; 刘骁; 袁旭


    自然通风是重要的绿色建筑被动式设计策略,对于节能减排、提高建筑环境舒适度和改善室内空气品质等方面具有至关重要的作用。计算流体动力学(简称 CFD)是近代流体力学、数值数学和计算机科学结合的产物,将其运用在绿色建筑设计领域,能够为更精确地预测设计方案的建筑风环境提供依据,建筑师结合建筑技术科学的相关知识与模拟的结果进行分析,进而多方案比选和优化建筑设计方案。从总体布局、建筑形体、围护界面3个层面通过 CFD 风环境模拟来进行建筑自然通风优化的方法与实例研究,为建筑风环境的优化设计提供思路。%Natural ventilation is an important passive strategy of green building design, It plays a crucial role in conserving energy, reducing emission, enhancing comfort level of built environment, and improving indoor air quality. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD for short), as the combination of modern fluid dynamics, numerical mathematics and computer science, could offer the architect an important basis to optimize the architectural design when applied to the green building design. In combination with relevant knowledge in science of building technology and the simulation results, it can analyze the strength and weakness of various design options and optimize them. The paper shows the methodology and case study of optimizing the building’s natural ventilation through CFD wind environment simulation from three aspects, i. e. master layout, building form and envelope interface, thus offer some ideas for optimizing the building’s wind environment.

  1. Computational Visualization and Simulation of Diesel Engines Valve Lift Performance Using CFD



    Full Text Available The paper visualized and simulated the intake and exhaust valve lift in the single-cylinder four-stroke direct injection diesel engine. The visualization and simulation computational development were using the commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics of STAR-CD 3.15A software and GT-SUITE 6.2 software. The one dimensional of valve lift modeling was developed using GT-POWER software and the visualization the model using STAR-CD. The model simulation covers the full engine cycle consisting of intake, compression, power and exhaust. The visualization and simulation shown the diesel engine intake and exhaust valve lifting and moving based on the crank angle degree parameters. The result of this visualization and simulation shows the intake and exhaust valve lift moving and air fluid flow of the diesel engine model.

  2. CFD Simulation of Temperature Variation in Carboniferous Rock Strata During UCG

    Tomasz Janoszek


    Full Text Available The numerical simulation was based on the computational fluid dynamics formalism in order to identify the change of temperature in rock strata during underground coal gasification (UCG. The calculations simulated the coal gasification process using oxygen and water vapour as a gasification agent in 120 hours. Based on the selected software (Ansys-Fluent a model of underground coal gasification (UCG process was developed. The flow of the gasification agent, the description of the turbulence model, the heat-exchange model and the method of simulation of chemical reactions of gasification are presented herein.

  3. CFD Simulation of Hydrodynamic and Thermal Performance of a Micro Heat Exchanger Simulation numérique par CFD de l’hydrodynamique et des performances thermiques d’un micro échangeur de chaleur

    Nastoll W.


    Full Text Available To evaluate the performances and limitations of compact heat exchanger with micro-structured plates, CFD simulations of hydrodynamics and thermal transfers have been performed inside a commercial micro heat exchanger from IMM operated in liquid/liquid flows. The hydrodynamic results show that the flow rate distribution over the plates is rather homogeneous with some velocity gradient at the channel inlet due to inertial effect in the distributor. Fluid temperature profiles are both influenced by convective transfer in the channels and in the distributing/collecting sections and by conductive transfer through the metal wall at the plate periphery especially at low flow rates. Due to undesired heat transfer by conduction, the fraction of heat power really transferred inside the channels varies from 75 to 85% in counter current flow configuration and between 35 and 70% in co-current flow configuration. Computational results are successfully compared to 2D experimental temperature profiles measured inside the heat exchanger. Pour évaluer les performances et les limitations d’un échangeur thermique compact composé de plaques micro-structurées, des simulations CFD de l’hydrodynamique et des transferts thermiques ont été effectués en écoulement liquide/liquide pour un micro-échangeur commercialisé par l’IMM. Les résultats de la simulation hydrodynamique montrent que la distribution des flux de l’écoulement liquide est plutôt homogène avec quelques gradients de vitesses à l’entrée des canaux à cause d’effets inertiels dans le distributeur. Les profils de température sont influencés à la fois par les transferts thermiques par convection dans les canaux et dans les zones de distribution et de collecte de l’écoulement et également par les transferts par conduction aux travers des parois métalliques situées entre les canaux et à la périphérie de la zone micro-structurée, en particulier pour les faibles d

  4. CFD Simulation of Air Flow Over an Object with Gable Roof, Revised with Y+ Approach

    Králik Juraj


    Full Text Available Aim of this contribution is to provide insight view into analysis focused on obtaining external pressure coefficients on isolated two storey low-rise building with 15° elevation gable roof using Computer Fluid Dynamics simulation and these are compared to values that offering Eurocodes. Final Volume Model consisting of polyhedral mesh will be used for analysis with two different turbulence models. Mesh was created with respect to y+ parameter, where desired value was below one which leads us to fine mesh type. Secondary aim of this contribution is to compare performance of selected turbulence models. For this purpose were chosen Detached Eddy Simulation and Large Eddy Simulation which are part of the Scale Resolving Simulation turbulence models.

  5. Coupled TRNSYS-CFD simulations evaluating the performance of PCM plate heat exchangers in an Airport Terminal building displacement conditioning system

    Gowreesunker, BL; Tassou, SA; Kolokotroni, M


    This is the post-print version of the Article. The official published version can be accessed from the link below. Copyright @ 2013 Elsevier. This paper reports on the energy performance evaluation of a displacement ventilation (DV) system in an airport departure hall, with a conventional DV diffuser and a diffuser retrofitted with a phase change material storage heat exchanger (PCM-HX). A TRNSYS-CFD quasi-dynamic coupled simulation method was employed for the analysis, whereby TRNSYS® sim...

  6. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation of CO2 emission from a thermal power plant in an urban environment.

    Toja-Silva, Francisco; Chen, Jia; Hachinger, Stephan


    Climate change, a societal challenge for the European Union, is affecting all regions in Europe and has a profound impact on society and environment. It is now clear that the present global warming period is due to the strong anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, occurring at an unprecedented rate. Therefore, the identification and control of the greenhouse gas sources has a great relevance. Since the GHG emissions from cities are the largest human contribution to climate change, the present investigation focuses on the urban environment. Bottom-up annual emission inventories are compiled for most countries. However, a rigorous approach requires to perform experimental measurements in order to verify the official estimates. Measurements of column-averaged dry-air mole fractions of GHG (XGHG) can be used for this. To comprehensively detect and quantify GHG emission sources, these punctual column data, however, have to be extended to the surrounding urban map, requiring a deep understanding of the gas transport. The resulting emission estimation will serve several practical purposes, e.g. the verification of official emission rates and the determination of trends in urban emissions. They will enable the administration to make targeted and economically efficient decisions about mitigation options, and help to stop unintentional and furtive releases. With this aim, this investigation presents a completely new approach to the analysis of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel thermal power plants in urban environments by combining differential column measurements with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations in order to deeply understand the experimental conditions. The case study is a natural gas-fueled cogeneration (combined heat and power, CHP) thermal power plant inside the city of Munich (Germany). The software used for the simulations (OpenFOAM) was modified in order to use the most advanced RANS turbulence modeling (i.e. Durbin) and

  7. 3D-CFD simulation and neural network model for the j and f factors of the wavy fin-and-flat tube heat exchangers

    M Khoshvaght Aliabadi


    Full Text Available A three dimensional (3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD simulation and a neural network model are presented to estimate the behaviors of the Colburn factor (j and the Fanning friction factor (f for wavy fin - and - flat tube (WFFT heat exchangers. Effects of the five geometrical factors of fin pitch, fin height, fin length, fin thickness, and wavy amplitude are investigated over a wide range of Reynolds number (600CFD simulation results express that the geometrical parameters of wavy fins have significant effects on the j and f factors as a function of Reynolds number. The computational results have an adequate accuracy when compared to experimental data. The accuracy of the calculations of the j and f factors are evaluated by the values of the absolute average relative deviation (AARD, being respectively 3.8% and 8.2% for the CFD simulation and 1.3% and 1% for the neural network model. Finally, new correlations are proposed to estimate the values of the j and f factors with 3.22% and 3.68% AARD respectively.

  8. On the application of hybrid meshes in hydraulic machinery CFD simulations

    Schlipf, M.; Tismer, A.; Riedelbauch, S.


    The application of two different hybrid mesh types for the simulation of a Francis runner for automated optimization processes without user input is investigated. Those mesh types are applied to simplified test cases such as flow around NACA airfoils to identify the special mesh resolution effects with reduced complexity, like rotating cascade flows, as they occur in a turbomachine runner channel. The analysis includes the application of those different meshes on the geometries by keeping defined quality criteria and exploring the influences on the simulation results. All results are compared with reference values gained by simulations with blockstructured hexahedron meshes and the same numerical scheme. This avoids additional inaccuracies caused by further numerical and experimental measurement methods. The results show that a simulation with hybrid meshes built up by a blockstructured domain with hexahedrons around the blade in combination with a tetrahedral far field in the channel is sufficient to get results which are almost as accurate as the results gained by the reference simulation. Furthermore this method is robust enough for automated processes without user input and enables comparable meshes in size, distribution and quality for different similar geometries as occurring in optimization processes.

  9. Simulation of Dynamic Yaw Stability Derivatives of a Bird Using CFD

    Moelyadi, M A


    Simulation results on dynamic yaw stability derivatives of a gull bird by means of computational fluid dynamics are presented. Two different kinds of motions are used for determining the dynamic yaw stability derivatives CNr and CNbeta . Concerning the first one, simple lateral translation and yaw rotary motions in yaw are considered. The second one consists of combined motions. To determine dynamic yaw stability derivatives of the bird, the simulation of an unsteady flow with a bird model showing a harmonic motion is performed. The unsteady flow solution for each time step is obtained by solving unsteady Euler equations based on a finite volume approach for a smaller reduced frequency. Then, an evaluation of unsteady forces and moments for one cycle is conducted using harmonic Fourier analysis. The results on the dynamic yaw stability derivatives for both simulations of the model motion show a good agreement.

  10. Development of a Procedure to Apply Detailed Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms to CFD Simulations as Post Processing

    Skjøth-Rasmussen, Martin Skov; Glarborg, Peter; Jensen, Anker


    mechanism. It involves post-processing of data extracted from computational fluid dynamics simulations. Application of this approach successfully describes combustion chemistry in a standard swirl burner, the so-called Harwell furnace. Nevertheless, it needs validation against more complex combustion models......It is desired to make detailed chemical kinetic mechanisms applicable to the complex geometries of practical combustion devices simulated with computational fluid dynamics tools. This work presents a novel general approach to combining computational fluid dynamics and a detailed chemical kinetic...

  11. Detailed simulation of the airbag inflation process using a Coupled CFD/FE Method

    Fairlie, G.E.; Steenbrink, A.C.


    There is increasing pressure to reduce injuries and fatalities by effectively using airbags for side impact and out-of-position impact loading conditions. The simulation of these scenarios is particularly difficult as the occupant is interacting with the airbag at early times during the airbag deplo

  12. [CFD numerical simulation onto the gas-liquid two-phase flow behavior during vehicle refueling process].

    Chen, Jia-Qing; Zhang, Nan; Wang, Jin-Hui; Zhu, Ling; Shang, Chao


    With the gradual improvement of environmental regulations, more and more attentions are attracted to the vapor emissions during the process of vehicle refueling. Research onto the vehicle refueling process by means of numerical simulation has been executed abroad since 1990s, while as it has never been involved so far domestically. Through reasonable simplification about the physical system of "Nozzle + filler pipe + gasoline storage tank + vent pipe" for vehicle refueling, and by means of volume of fluid (VOF) model for gas-liquid two-phase flow and Re-Normalization Group kappa-epsilon turbulence flow model provided in commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software Fluent, this paper determined the proper mesh discretization scheme and applied the proper boundary conditions based on the Gambit software, then established the reasonable numerical simulation model for the gas-liquid two-phase flow during the refueling process. Through discussing the influence of refueling velocity on the static pressure of vent space in gasoline tank, the back-flowing phenomenon has been revealed in this paper. It has been demonstrated that, the more the flow rate and the refueling velocity of refueling nozzle is, the higher the gross static pressure in the vent space of gasoline tank. In the meanwhile, the variation of static pressure in the vent space of gasoline tank can be categorized into three obvious stages. When the refueling flow rate becomes higher, the back-flowing phenomenon of liquid gasoline can sometimes be induced in the head section of filler pipe, thus making the gasoline nozzle pre-shut-off. Totally speaking, the theoretical work accomplished in this paper laid some solid foundation for self-researching and self-developing the technology and apparatus for the vehicle refueling and refueling emissions control domestically.

  13. Multiphase CFD Simulation of Solid Propellant Combustion in a Small Gun Chamber

    Ahmed Bougamra


    Full Text Available The interior ballistics simulations in 9 mm small gun chamber were conducted by implementing the process into the mixture multiphase model of Fluent V6.3 platform. The pressure of the combustion chamber, the velocity, and the travel of the projectile were investigated. The performance of the process, namely, the maximum pressure, the muzzle velocity, and the duration of the process was assessed. The calculation method is validated by the comparison of the numerical simulations results in the small gun with practical tests, and with lumped-parameter model results. In the current numerical study, both the characteristics and the performance of the interior ballistic process were reasonably predicted compared with the practical tests results. The impact of the weight charge on the interior ballistic performances was investigated. It has been found that the maximum pressure and the muzzle velocity increase with the increase of the charge weight.

  14. CFD Transient Simulation of an Isolator Shock Train in a Scramjet Engine


    the imbalance in the equations used are tracked in terms of residuals to see if the residuals increase or decrease and to check and see if the... residuals reach an acceptable tolerance level when they decrease. For a transient simulation, the numerical convergence normally used in steady- state...averaging and Favre-averaging as described earlier in Section II) governing inviscid and viscous flows appropriate for calorically or thermally perfect

  15. Parallel Adjective High-Order CFD Simulations Characterizing SOFIA Cavity Acoustics

    Barad, Michael F.; Brehm, Christoph; Kiris, Cetin C.; Biswas, Rupak


    This paper presents large-scale MPI-parallel computational uid dynamics simulations for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). SOFIA is an airborne, 2.5-meter infrared telescope mounted in an open cavity in the aft fuselage of a Boeing 747SP. These simulations focus on how the unsteady ow eld inside and over the cavity interferes with the optical path and mounting structure of the telescope. A temporally fourth-order accurate Runge-Kutta, and spatially fth-order accurate WENO- 5Z scheme was used to perform implicit large eddy simulations. An immersed boundary method provides automated gridding for complex geometries and natural coupling to a block-structured Cartesian adaptive mesh re nement framework. Strong scaling studies using NASA's Pleiades supercomputer with up to 32k CPU cores and 4 billion compu- tational cells shows excellent scaling. Dynamic load balancing based on execution time on individual AMR blocks addresses irregular numerical cost associated with blocks con- taining boundaries. Limits to scaling beyond 32k cores are identi ed, and targeted code optimizations are discussed.


    SI H. LEE


    Full Text Available Demilitarization requires the recovery and disposal of obsolete ammunition and explosives. Since open burning/detonation of hazardous waste has caused serious environmental and safety problems, thermal decomposition has emerged as one of the most feasible methods. RDX is widely used as a military explosive due to its high melting temperature and detonation power. In this work, the feasible conditions under which explosives can be safely incinerated have been investigated via a rotary kiln simulation. To solve this problem, phase change along with the reactions of RDX has been incisively analyzed. A global reaction mechanism consisting of condensed phase and gas phase reactions are used in Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation. User Defined Functions in FLUENT is utilized in this study to inculcate the reactions and phase change into the simulation. The results divulge the effect of temperature and the varying amounts of gas produced in the rotary kiln during the thermal decomposition of RDX. The result leads to the prospect of demilitarizing waste explosives to avoid the possibility of detonation.

  17. Dynamic Mesh CFD Simulations of Orion Parachute Pendulum Motion During Atmospheric Entry

    Halstrom, Logan D.; Schwing, Alan M.; Robinson, Stephen K.


    This paper demonstrates the usage of computational fluid dynamics to study the effects of pendulum motion dynamics of the NASAs Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle parachute system on the stability of the vehicles atmospheric entry and decent. Significant computational fluid dynamics testing has already been performed at NASAs Johnson Space Center, but this study sought to investigate the effect of bulk motion of the parachute, such as pitching, on the induced aerodynamic forces. Simulations were performed with a moving grid geometry oscillating according to the parameters observed in flight tests. As with the previous simulations, OVERFLOW computational fluid dynamics tool is used with the assumption of rigid, non-permeable geometry. Comparison to parachute wind tunnel tests is included for a preliminary validation of the dynamic mesh model. Results show qualitative differences in the flow fields of the static and dynamic simulations and quantitative differences in the induced aerodynamic forces, suggesting that dynamic mesh modeling of the parachute pendulum motion may uncover additional dynamic effects.

  18. CFD Simulation Studies on the Performance of Rectangular Coil Heat Exchanger

    Samsudeen, N.; Anantharaman, N.; Raviraj, Pol.


    The simulation studies are made to understand the concept of heat transfer by convection in a rectangular coiled type heat exchanger. The rectangular coil heat exchanger consists of inner and outer coil arrangements with several straight portions and bends so that the exterior flow is very similar to flow within tube-bundles. The present work focuses mainly on exploring the various flow pattern and temperature distribution through the pipe. Computer simulation studies were performed for four different angle of tube bundle inclination (0°, 30°, 60°, and 90°) with two set flow arrangements (inline and staggered arrangement) in the shell side of the heat exchanger. The simulation results show that the effect of the tube bundle inclination on the fluid velocity distribution and the heat transfer performance is observed maximum for the coil with tube bundle inclination angle between 30 degrees and 60 degrees with the staggered arrangement than with the inline arrangement due to proper mixing in the shell side and the outside flow over the tube bundle helps to create turbulence without increasing the velocity in the shell side of the heat exchanger.

  19. CFD simulation of an industrial hydrocyclone with Eulerian-Eulerian approach:A case study

    Safa Raziyeh; Soltani Goharrizi Ataallah⇑


    In the present study, a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics simulation together with exper-imental field measurements was applied to optimize the performance of an industrial hydrocyclone at Sarcheshmeh copper complex. In the simulation, the Eulerian-Eulerian approach was used for solid and liquid phases, the latter being water. In this approach, nine continuous phases were considered for the solid particles with different sizes and one continuous phase for water. The continuity and momen-tum equations with inclusion of buoyancy and drag forces were solved by the finite volume method. The k-e RNG turbulence model was used for modeling of turbulency. There was a good agreement between the simulation results and the experimental data. After validation of the model accuracy, the effect of inlet solid percentage, pulp inlet velocity, rod inserting in the middle of the hydrocyclone and apex diam-eter on hydrocyclone performance was investigated. The results showed that by decreasing the inlet solid percentage and increasing the pulp inlet velocity, the efficiency of hydrocyclone increased. Decreasing the apex diameter caused an increase in the hydrocyclone efficiency.

  20. Slag Prediction in Submerged Rocket Nozzle Through Two-Phase CFD Simulations

    Amit Kumar Chaturvedi


    Full Text Available A computational procedure has been established to predict the slag in a practical solid rocket motor with submerged nozzle. Both single-phase and two-phase flow analyses have been performed in the rocket motor port. Three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations along with SST turbulence model have been solved for gas-phase calculations. The effect of ejected alumina particles from the propellant geometry on the flow field has been simulated through Lagrangian tracking method. The computational methodology is firstly validated by comparing against other numerical results of rocket motors available in the literature before applying the same to predict the slag accumulation of a submerged rocket motor for strategic applications. Burn-back geometries at different instants have been simulated and parametric studies were performed to find out the effect of Al2O3 particle size. It was observed that the slag capture rate increases uniformly with A12O3 particle size. The predicted slag accumulation data match closely with the ground test data for the range of conditions simulated in the present work.Defence Science Journal, Vol. 65, No. 2, March 2015, pp.99-106, DOI: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

  1. Nonlinear numerical simulation on extreme-wave kinematics

    NING Dezhi; TENG Bin; LIU Shuxue


    A fully nonlinear numerical model based on a time-domain higher-order boundary element method (HOBEM) is founded to simulate the kinematics of extreme waves. In the model, the fully nonlinear free surface boundary conditions are satisfied and a semi-mixed Euler-Lagrange method is used to track free surface; a fourth-order Runga-Kutta technique is "adopted to refresh the wave elevation and velocity potential on the free surface at each time step; an image Green function is used in the numerical wave tank so that the integrations on the lateral surfaces and bottom are excluded. The extreme waves are generated by the method of wave focusing. The physical experiments are carried out in a wave flume. On the horizontal velocity of the measured point, numerical solutions agree well with experimental results. The characteristics of the nonlinear extreme-wave kinematics and the velocity distribution are studied here.

  2. Predictionof Powering Performance for a Surface Ship Based on CFD Simulations%基于CFD模拟的水面船功率性能预报研究

    吴乘胜; 赵峰; 张志荣; 高雷; 祁江涛


    CFD prediction of powering performance for a surface ship model KCS is carried out in this paper. Numerical computation of resistance for the ship model is performed firstly. Open water performance for propeller model KP505 is computed then. Numerical tests of self-propulsion of the ship model are carried out thirdly. Self-propulsion parameters are obtained through analyzing the results of CFD simulation. Powering performance of the full scale ship is predicted finally. It is shown that the results of numerical simulation and analysis agree quite well with the experimental results.%  论文针对水面船CFD标模KCS,进行CFD计算,模拟实船功率性能预报研究.比拟基于模型试验的水面船功率性能预报,开展了船模阻力、螺旋桨模型敞水和船模自航的数值模拟.通过对CFD模拟结果的分析,获得 KCS 实船的自航因子,并预报了设计航速下的实船功率.CFD 计算模拟、分析及预报结果,都与模型试验及基于模型试验的预报结果进行了比较,总体上符合较好.

  3. Numerical simulation and analysis of mould filling process in lost foam casting

    Jiang Junxia; Wu Zhichao; Chen Liliang; Hao Jing


    In lost foam casting (LFC) the foam pattern is the key criterion, and the filling process is crucial to ensure the high quality of the foam pattern. Filling which lacks uniformity and denseness will cause various defects and affect the surface quality of the casting. The influential factors of the filling process are realized in this research. Optimization of the filling process, enhancement of efficiency, decrease of waste, etc., are obtained by the numerical simulation of the filling process using a computer. The equations governing the dense gas-solid two-phase flow are established, and the physical significance of each equation is discussed. The Euler/Lagrange numerical model is used to simulate the fluid dynamic characteristics of the dense two-phase flow during the mould filling process in lost foam casting. The experiments and numerical results showed that this method can be a very promising tool in the mould filling simulation of beads' movement.

  4. CFD simulations of influence of steam in gasification agent on parameters of UCG process

    Alina Żogała


    Full Text Available Underground coal gasification (UCG is considered to be a perspective and constantly developing technology. Nevertheless it is a very complex and technically difficult process, which results depend on many variables. Mathematical models enable detailed analysis of UCG process – for example – give possibility of prediction of syngas composition depending on applied gasification medium. In practice, mixtures of oxygen, air and steam are the most frequently used as converting agents. Steam is injected to the reactor in order to obtain combustible components. Nevertheless higher concentrations of steam create a problem of reduction of temperature in reactor. This issue of amount of steam in reacting system was analyzed in given paper. Computer simulations were used as test method applied in presented work. Calculations were carried by using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CDF method and Ansys Fluent software. Changes in outlet concentrations of syngas components (CO, CO2, CH4, H2O, H2, in relation with time of process, were presented. Composition of product gas, its heating value and temperature of process were also examined (on outlet of rector in function of content of steam in gasification agent (which was mixture of O2 and H2O. Obtained results indicated a possibility of conduct of stable gasification process (with predictable characteristic of gas. The simulation also demonstrated a possibility of deterioration of conditions in real reactors as a results of applying of too high amounts of steam.

  5. CFD Simulation of Melting and Solidification of PCM in Thermal Energy Storage Systems of Different Geometry

    Arena, S.; Cau, G.; Palomba, C.


    At the Department of Mechanical, Chemical and Materials Engineering of the University of Cagliari an experimental and numerical research project has begun with the aim of developing highly efficient thermal energy storage (TES) systems using phase change materials (PCM) of particular interest in concentrating small-medium scale solar power (CSP) applications. The present work aims to simulate the melting and solidification processes in containing boxes and heat transfer devices of different geometrical features which may constitute the elementary cell of a more complex TES system. Two-dimensional axisymmetric numerical models, developed with COMSOL Multiphysics are considered and used to simulate TES, heat conduction and natural convection. The models are used to determine the temperature profile inside the PCM to identify which configurations are capable of enhancing thermal response between a solid wall and a PCM. The results obtained will be used for comparison with experimental data acquired from a pilot plant under construction in the DIMCM laboratories. At the current stage the laboratory is being brought to completion.

  6. Determination of Pressure Profile During Closed-Vessel Test Through CFD Simulation

    Ahmed Bougamra∗; Huilin Lu


    Two⁃phase flow modeling of solid propellants has great potential for simulating and predicting the ballistic parameters in closed vessel tests as well as in guns. This paper presents a numerical model describing the combustion of a solid propellant in a closed chamber and takes into account what happens in such two⁃phase, unsteady, reactive⁃flow systems. The governing equations are derived in the form of coupled, non⁃linear axisymmetric partial differential equations. The governing equations with customized parameters are implemented into Ansys Fluent 14�5. The presented solutions predict the pressure profile inside the closed chamber. The results show that the present code adequately predicts the pressure⁃time history. The numerical results are in agreement with the experimental results. Some discussions are given regarding the effect of the grain shape and the sensitivity of these predictions to the initial pressure of the solid propellant bed. The study demonstrates the capability of using the present model implemented into Fluent, to simulate the combustion of solid propellants in a closed vessel and, eventually, the interior ballistic process in guns.

  7. CFD Simulations of the IHF Arc-Jet Flow: Compression-Pad/Separation Bolt Wedge Tests

    Gokcen, Tahir; Skokova, Kristina A.


    This paper reports computational analyses in support of two wedge tests in a high enthalpy arc-jet facility at NASA Ames Research Center. These tests were conducted using two different wedge models, each placed in a free jet downstream of a corresponding different conical nozzle in the Ames 60-MW Interaction Heating Facility. Panel test articles included a metallic separation bolt imbedded in the compression-pad and heat shield materials, resulting in a circular protuberance over a flat plate. As part of the test calibration runs, surface pressure and heat flux measurements on water-cooled calibration plates integrated with the wedge models were also obtained. Surface heating distributions on the test articles as well as arc-jet test environment parameters for each test configuration are obtained through computational fluid dynamics simulations, consistent with the facility and calibration measurements. The present analysis comprises simulations of the non-equilibrium flow field in the facility nozzle, test box, and flow field over test articles, and comparisons with the measured calibration data.

  8. CFD simulation of propeller and rudder performance when using additional thrust fins


    To analyse a possible way to improve the propulsion performance of ships, the unstructured grid and the Reynolds Average Navier-Stokes equations were used to calculate the performance of a propeller and rudder fitted with additional thrust fins in the viscous flow field.The computational fluid dynamics software FLUENT was used to simulate the thrust and torque coefficient as a function of the advance coefficient of propeller and the thrust efficiency of additional thrust fins.The pressure and velocity flow behind the propeller was calculated.The geometrical nodes of the propeller were constituted by FORTRAN program and the NUMBS method was used to create a configuration of the propeller, which was then used by GAMMBIT to generate the calculation model.The thrust efficiency of fins was calculated as a function of the number of additional fins and the attack angles.The results of the calculations agree fairly well with experimental data, which shows that the viscous flow solution we present is useful in simulating the performance of propellers and rudders with additional fins.

  9. CFD Simulation of the Vertical Motion Characteristics of the Moonpool Fluid for the Truss Spar

    Bin Wang; Liqin Liu; Yougang Tang


    The research purpose of this paper is to estimate the impacts of the parameters of the guide plate on the vertical motion characteristics of the moonpool fluid. With the volume of fluid (VOF) method, three-dimensional models of the moonpool fluid motions of the truss spar platform are established. Simulation results are then presented for the moonpool forced oscillation by employing the dynamic mesh method and user-defined functions in FLUENT. The motions of the moonpool fluid and the loads on the guide plates are obtained for both cases of square-ring and crisscross. The results show that the shape and area of the guide plate at the bottom of the moonpool have a significant impact on the physical parameters of the moonpool, including the load on the moonpool guide plate, motion form of the moonpool fluid and the mass flow rate.

  10. CFD Simulation of Transonic Flow in High-Voltage Circuit Breaker

    Xiangyang Ye


    Full Text Available A high-voltage circuit breaker is an indispensable piece of equipment in the electric transmission and distribution systems. Transonic flow typically occurs inside breaking chamber during the current interruption, which determines the insulating characteristics of gas. Therefore, accurate compressible flow simulations are required to improve the prediction of the breakdown voltages in various test duties of high-voltage circuit breakers. In this work, investigation of the impact of the solvers on the prediction capability of the breakdown voltages in capacitive switching is presented. For this purpose, a number of compressible nozzle flow validation cases have been presented. The investigation is then further extended for a real high-voltage circuit breaker geometry. The correlation between the flow prediction accuracy and the breakdown voltage prediction capability is identified.

  11. Hybrid CFD/FEM-BEM simulation of cabin aerodynamic noise for vehicles traveling at high speed

    WANG; YiPing; ZHEN; Xin; WU; Jing; GU; ZhengQi; XIAO; ZhenYi; YANG; Xue


    Flow passing a vehicle may lead to the increase of the cabin interior noise level through a variety of mechanisms. These mechanisms include vibrations caused by aerodynamic excitations and reradiation from the glass panels, exterior noise trans-mitted and leaked through door seals including gaps and glass edge, and transmission of airborne noise generated by the interaction of flow with body panels. It is of vital importance to predict both the flow fields and the acoustic sources around the ve-hicle to accurately assess the impact of wind induced noise inside the cabin. In the present study, an unstructured segregated finite volume model was used to calculate the flow fields in which a hexahedron grid is used to simplify the vehicle geometry.A large eddy simulation coupled with a wall function model was applied to predict the exterior transient flow fields. The mean flow quantities were thus calculated along the symmetry plane and the vehicle’s side windows. A coupled FEM/BEM method was used to compute the vehicle’s interior noise level. The total contribution of the interior noise level due to the body panels of the vehicle was subsequently analyzed.

  12. CFD transient simulation of the cough clearance process using an Eulerian wall film model.

    Paz, Concepción; Suárez, Eduardo; Vence, Jesús


    In this study, a cough cycle is reproduced using a computational methodology. The Eulerian wall film approach is proposed to simulate airway mucus flow during a cough. The reproduced airway domain is based on realistic geometry from the literature and captures the deformation of flexible tissue. To quantify the overall performance of this complex phenomenon, cough efficiency (CE) was calculated, which provided an easily reproducible measurement parameter for the cough clearance process. Moreover, the effect of mucus layer thickness was examined. The relationship between the CE and the mucus viscosity was quantified using reductions from 20 to 80%. Finally, predictions of CE values based on healthy person inputs were compared with values obtained from patients with different respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and respiratory muscle weakness (RMW). It was observed that CE was reduced by 50% in patients with COPD compared with that of a healthy person. On average, CE was reduced in patients with RMW to 10% of the average value of a healthy person.

  13. CFD simulation and analysis for Savonius rotors with different blade configuration

    Lin, Ching-Huei; Klimina, Liubov A.


    Savonius rotor is seldom applied in wind power generation system due to its lower aerodynamic efficiency. But studies about Savonius rotor still continued since the rotor structure is simpler and the manufacturing cost is lower. Computational fluid dynamics simulations are adopted to compare the output power, torque and power coefficient (Cp) for the conventional two-blade Savonius rotors with three different aspect ratios but the same swept area under the same wind condition to investigate the optimum blade configuration. The rotor with tall and thin configuration is found to have the maximum output power and Cp. The rotor with short and wide configuration has the maximum torque but the minimum Cp. The current result suggests the optimum aspect ratio is 4/1. The influence related to the circular cover plates at two ends of rotor was studied also. It reveals that both the torque and power coefficient for Savonius rotor with end-plates are larger than that without end-plates.

  14. CFD simulation of reverse water-hammer induced by collapse of draft-tube cavity in a model pump-turbine during runaway process

    Zhang, Xiaoxi; Cheng, Yongguang; Xia, Linsheng; Yang, Jiandong


    This paper reports the preliminary progress in the CFD simulation of the reverse water-hammer induced by the collapse of a draft-tube cavity in a model pump-turbine during the runaway process. Firstly, the Fluent customized 1D-3D coupling model for hydraulic transients and the Schnerr & Sauer cavitation model for cavity development are introduced. Then, the methods are validated by simulating the benchmark reverse water-hammer in a long pipe caused by a valve instant closure. The simulated head history at the valve agrees well with the measured data in literature. After that, the more complicated reverse water-hammer in the draft-tube of a runaway model pump-turbine, which is installed in a model pumped-storage power plant, is simulated. The dynamic processes of a vapor cavity, from generation, expansion, shrink to collapse, are shown. After the cavity collapsed, a sudden increase of pressure can be evidently observed. The process is featured by a locally expending and collapsing vapor cavity that is around the runner cone, which is different from the conventional recognition of violent water- column separation. This work reveals the possibility for simulating the reverse water-hammer phenomenon in turbines by 3D CFD.

  15. Investigation of the validity of BEM for simulation of wind turbines in complex load cases and comparison with experiment and CFD

    Rahimi, H.; Dose, B.; Stoevesandt, B.; Peinke, J.


    The aim of this work is to investigate the validity of simulation codes based on the Blade Element Momentum (BEM) theory for three important design load conditions. This paper includes the cases of yawed inflow, rotor tower interaction for downwind turbines and the standstill case. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and experimental data (when available) are used for the evaluation of the obtained results. For the yawed inflow, the results indicate that significant deviations between BEM and experiments & CFD can be observed. This discrepancy is caused by unsteady phenomena such as the advancing & retreating blade effect and the skewed wake effect. In the case of the rotor and tower interaction of the downwind turbine, the results show that the BEM based code overpredicts the sectional forces in terms of the normal and tangential forces by 20%. In the case of standstill, the evaluation of the results based on tip deflections shows clear differences in the output of both numerical approaches. While the flapwise deflections show a reasonable agreement, the CFD-based coupled solver predicts much larger edgewise vibrations.

  16. CFD simulations of the single-phase and two-phase coolant flow of water inside the original and modified CANDU 37-element bundles

    Abbasian, F.; Hadaller, G.I.; Fortman, R.A. [Stern Laboratories, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)


    Single-phase (inlet temperature of 180° C, outlet pressure of 9 MPa, total power of 2 MW and flow rate of 13.5 Kg/s), and two-phase (inlet temperature of 265° C, outlet pressure of 10 MPa, total power of 7.126 MW and flow rate of 19 Kg/s) water flows inside a CANDU thirty seven element fuel string are simulated using a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code with parallel processing and results are presented in this paper. The analyses have been performed for the original and modified (11.5 mm center element diameter) designs with skewed cosine axial heat flux distribution and 5.1% diametral creep of the pressure tube. The CFD results are in good agreement with the expected temperature and velocity cross-sectional distributions. The effect of the pressure tube creep on the flow bypass is detected, and the CHF improvement in the core region of the modified design is confirmed. The two-phase flow model reasonably predicted the void distribution and the role of interfacial drag on increasing the pressure drop. In all CFD models, the appendages were shown to enhance the production of cross flows and their corresponding flow mixing and asymmetry. (author)

  17. Numerical simulation for the upper airway flow characteristics of Chinese patients with OSAHS using CFD models.

    Tan, Jie; Huang, Jianmin; Yang, Jianguo; Wang, Desheng; Liu, Jianzhi; Liu, Jingbo; Lin, Shuchun; Li, Chen; Lai, Haichun; Zhu, Hongyu; Hu, Xiaohua; Chen, Dongxu; Zheng, Longxiang


    OSAHS is a common disease with many factors related to the etiology. Airflow plays an important role in the pathogenesis of OSAHS. Previous research has not yielded a sufficient understanding of the relationship between airflow in upper airway and the pathophysiology of OSAHS. Therefore, a better understanding of the flow inside the upper airway in an OSAHS patient is necessary. In this study, ten Chinese adults with OSAHS were recruited. We used the software MIMICS 13.1 to construct 3-dimensional (3-D) models based on the computer tomography scans of them. The numerical simulations were carried out using the software ANSYS 12.0. We found that during the inhalation phase, the vortices and turbulences were located in both the anterior part of the cavity and nasopharynx. But there is no vortex in the whole nasal cavity during the expiratory phase. The airflow velocity is much higher than that of the normal models. The distributions of pressure and wall shear stress are different in two phases. The maximum velocity, pressure and wall shear stress (WSS) are located in velopharynx. It is notable that a strong negative pressure region is found in pharyngeal airway. The maximum velocity is 19.26 ± 12.4 and 19.46 ± 13.1 m/s; the average pressure drop is 222.71 ± 208.84 and 238.5 ± 218.56 Pa and the maximum average WSS is 0.72 ± 0.58 and 1.01 ± 0.61 Pa in inspiratory and expiratory, respectively. The changes of airflow due to the structure changes play an important role in the occurrence of collapse and obstruction of the upper airway, especially, the abnormal pressure changes in velopharyngeal during both inspiratory and expiratory phases. We can say that the airway narrowing in the pharynx may be one of the most important factors driving airway collapse. In addition, the most collapsible region of the pharyngeal airway of the patient with OSAHS may be the velopharynx and oropharynx. In spite of limitations, our results can provide a basis for the further research

  18. 脉冲鼓泡床内鼓泡和颗粒混合特性的CFD-DEM 数值模拟%CFD-DEM simulation of bubbling and particle mixing properties in pulsed jet fluidized bed

    任立波; 尚立宝; 闫日雄; 何海澜; 赵红霞; 韩吉田


    基于 FLUENT 软件信息传递模式的 MPI(message passing interface)并行计算平台,通过用户自定义函数(us-er-defined functions,UDFs)文件发展一种拟三维颗粒的计算流体力学(computational fluid dynamics,CFD)-离散单元法(discrete element method,DEM)耦合并行算法。采用该算法数值模拟了脉冲鼓泡床内气固两相流动,揭示了气相鼓泡特性和颗粒混合机制。数值模拟结果表明:该算法具有随计算节点数增加的良好扩展性能和加速性能;在鼓泡过程中,主流两侧的小尺度气流涡逐渐发展为双主涡;单气泡通过床层后,颗粒混合仅局限于射流触及区域;数值模拟结果与相关试验和数值模拟结果吻合较好,表明该并行算法能够较好的模拟稠密颗粒气固两相流中鼓泡和颗粒混合特性,为其在大规模并行集群上的应用奠定基础。%Based on the MPI (Message Passing Interface)platform of FLUENT software,the parallel simulation tech-nique for pseudo three-dimension computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM)coupling model was developed through the user-defined functions (UDFs).Numerical simulation of the gas-solid flow in pulsed jet flu-idized bed was conducted by the developed parallel CFD-DEM coupling model,and the bubbling properties for the gas phase and particle mixing properties were revealed.Simulation results showed that the developed parallel CFD-DEM coupling model could have good scalability and speeded-up performance with increase in the number of computing nodes.Small-scale vortices on both sides of the mainstream gradually evolved into two main vortices in the bubbling processes.The particle mixing only occurred in the jet-influenced region after a single bubble had passed through the bed.The simulation results accorded well with the related experimental and simulation results,which showed that this model could well simulate the bubbling and

  19. Collaborating CPU and GPU for large-scale high-order CFD simulations with complex grids on the TianHe-1A supercomputer

    Xu, Chuanfu, E-mail: [College of Computer Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China); Deng, Xiaogang; Zhang, Lilun [College of Computer Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China); Fang, Jianbin [Parallel and Distributed Systems Group, Delft University of Technology, Delft 2628CD (Netherlands); Wang, Guangxue; Jiang, Yi [State Key Laboratory of Aerodynamics, P.O. Box 211, Mianyang 621000 (China); Cao, Wei; Che, Yonggang; Wang, Yongxian; Wang, Zhenghua; Liu, Wei; Cheng, Xinghua [College of Computer Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073 (China)


    Programming and optimizing complex, real-world CFD codes on current many-core accelerated HPC systems is very challenging, especially when collaborating CPUs and accelerators to fully tap the potential of heterogeneous systems. In this paper, with a tri-level hybrid and heterogeneous programming model using MPI + OpenMP + CUDA, we port and optimize our high-order multi-block structured CFD software HOSTA on the GPU-accelerated TianHe-1A supercomputer. HOSTA adopts two self-developed high-order compact definite difference schemes WCNS and HDCS that can simulate flows with complex geometries. We present a dual-level parallelization scheme for efficient multi-block computation on GPUs and perform particular kernel optimizations for high-order CFD schemes. The GPU-only approach achieves a speedup of about 1.3 when comparing one Tesla M2050 GPU with two Xeon X5670 CPUs. To achieve a greater speedup, we collaborate CPU and GPU for HOSTA instead of using a naive GPU-only approach. We present a novel scheme to balance the loads between the store-poor GPU and the store-rich CPU. Taking CPU and GPU load balance into account, we improve the maximum simulation problem size per TianHe-1A node for HOSTA by 2.3×, meanwhile the collaborative approach can improve the performance by around 45% compared to the GPU-only approach. Further, to scale HOSTA on TianHe-1A, we propose a gather/scatter optimization to minimize PCI-e data transfer times for ghost and singularity data of 3D grid blocks, and overlap the collaborative computation and communication as far as possible using some advanced CUDA and MPI features. Scalability tests show that HOSTA can achieve a parallel efficiency of above 60% on 1024 TianHe-1A nodes. With our method, we have successfully simulated an EET high-lift airfoil configuration containing 800M cells and China's large civil airplane configuration containing 150M cells. To our best knowledge, those are the largest-scale CPU–GPU collaborative simulations

  20. Progress of application of CFD simulation for wind energy resource%基于CFD模型风能资源模拟应用进展

    陈刚; 李克非; 杨洪斌; 邹旭东; 田广元; 翟晴飞; 胡伟


    Wind energy resources are very rich in China,and the new additions in wind capacity and the entire in-stalled capacity in China ranks the top of the world.However,the study on prediction of wind energy resource lags behind relatively.This article reviews and discusses the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD )for wind resource prediction.CFD is an important application field of the simulation of wind energy resources.We start with an introduction of the CFD simulation on wind energy resources in aspects of research content,method and model.We then summarize the current status and development trend of CFD simulation on the distribution of wind energy resources in China,including the 3 D modeling of complex terrain,mesh generation,selection of calcu-lation models,boundary condition setting,and flow field simulation.%中国风能资源丰富,新增装机容量和总装机容量均位列世界第一,但风能资源预测研究相对落后,本文对风能资源预测中的流体力学应用进行了综述和探讨。计算流体动力学(Computation Fluid Dynamics,CFD)是风能资源模拟的重要应用领域,本文以CFD在风能资源模拟研究方面的内容、研究方式和研究模型为出发点,从复杂地形三维建模、网格生成、计算模型选取、边界条件设定和流场模拟等方面归纳了基于CFD模型中国风能资源分布模拟研究的现状及其发展趋势。

  1. Heat transfer to a heavy liquid metal in curved geometry: Code validation and CFD simulation for the MEGAPIE lower target

    Dury, Trevor V.


    The ESS and SINQ Heat Emitting Temperature Sensing Surface (HETSS) mercury experiments have been used to validate the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code CFX-4 employed in designing the lower region of the international liquid metal cooled MEGAPIE target, to be installed at SINQ, PSI, in 2006. Conclusions were drawn on the best turbulence models and degrees of mesh refinement to apply, and a new CFD model of the MEGAPIE geometry was made, based on the CATIA CAD design of the exact geometry constructed. This model contained the fill and drain tubes as well as the bypass feed duct, with the differences in relative vertical length due to thermal expansion being considered between these tubes and the window. Results of the mercury experiments showed that CFD calculations can be trusted to give peak target window temperature under normal operational conditions to within about ±10%. The target nozzle actually constructed varied from the theoretical design model used for CFD due to the need to apply more generous separation distances between the nozzle and the window. In addition, the bypass duct contraction approaching the nozzle exit was less sharp compared with earlier designs. Both of these changes modified the bypass jet penetration and coverage of the heated window zone. Peak external window temperature with a 1.4 mA proton beam and steady-state operation is now predicted to be 375 °C, with internal temperature 354.0 °C (about 32 °C above earlier predictions). Increasing bypass flow from 2.5 to 3.0 kg/s lowers these peak temperatures by about 12 °C. Stress analysis still needs to be made, based on these thermal data.

  2. Utilization of Euler-Lagrange Equations in Circuits with Memory Elements

    Z. Biolek


    Full Text Available It is well known that the equation of motion of a system can be set up using the Lagrangian and the dissipation function, which describe the conservative and dissipative parts of the system. However, this procedure, consisting in a systematic differentiation of the above state functions, cannot be used for circuits containing simultaneously conventional nonlinear elements such as the resistor, capacitor, and inductor, and their nonlinear memory versions – the memristor, memcapacitor, and meminductor. The paper provides a general solution to this problem and demonstrates it on the example of modeling Josephson’s junction.

  3. Euler-Lagrange equations for holomorphic structures on twistorial generalized Kähler manifolds

    Zeki Kasap


    showing motion modeling partial di¤erential equations have been obtained for movement of objects in space and solutions of these equations have been generated by using the Maple software. Additionally, of the implicit solution of the equations to be drawn the graph.

  4. Minimal measures for Euler-Lagrange flows on finite covering spaces

    Wang, Fang; Xia, Zhihong


    In this paper we study the minimal measures for positive definite Lagrangian systems on compact manifolds. We are particularly interested in manifolds with more complicated fundamental groups. Mather’s theory classifies the minimal or action-minimizing measures according to the first (co-)homology group of a given manifold. We extend Mather’s notion of minimal measures to a larger class for compact manifolds with non-commutative fundamental groups, and use finite coverings to study the structure of these extended minimal measures. We also define action-minimizers and minimal measures in the homotopical sense. Our program is to study the structure of homotopical minimal measures by considering Mather’s minimal measures on finite covering spaces. Our goal is to show that, in general, manifolds with a non-commutative fundamental group have a richer set of minimal measures, hence a richer dynamical structure. As an example, we study the geodesic flow on surfaces of higher genus. Indeed, by going to the finite covering spaces, the set of minimal measures is much larger and more interesting.

  5. Hyers-Ulam-Rassias RNS Approximation of Euler-Lagrange-Type Additive Mappings

    H. Azadi Kenary


    Full Text Available Recently the generalized Hyers-Ulam (or Hyers-Ulam-Rassias stability of the following functional equation ∑j=1mf(-rjxj+∑1≤i≤m,i≠jrixi+2∑i=1mrif(xi=mf(∑i=1mrixi where r1,…,rm∈R, proved in Banach modules over a unital C*-algebra. It was shown that if ∑i=1mri≠0, ri, rj≠0 for some 1≤i

  6. Euler-Lagrange modeling for a seven degree of freedom Manipulator

    Muñoz Arias, Mauricio; Scherpen, Jacquelien M.A.


    The Philips experimental robot arm is a kinematically redundant manipulator which is mainly aimed at increasing dexterity. The robot manipulator, developed by Philips Applied Technologies for domotic applications, has seven degrees of freedom and includes humanoid characteristics of a upper limb mot

  7. Stability of a Generalized Euler-Lagrange Type Additive Mapping and Homomorphisms in C∗-Algebras

    Abbas Najati


    Full Text Available Let X,Y be Banach modules over a C∗-algebra and let r1,…,rn∈ℝ be given. We prove the generalized Hyers-Ulam stability of the following functional equation in Banach modules over a unital C∗-algebra: ∑j=1nf(−rjxj+∑1≤i≤n,i≠jrixi+2∑i=1nrif(xi=nf(∑i=1nrixi. We show that if ∑i=1nri≠0, ri,rj≠0 for some 1≤i

  8. 基于CFD的起重船水动力系数数值模拟%Numerical Simulation of Hydrodynamic Coefficients of Crane Ship Based on CFD

    黄常青; 王学林; 胡于进


    In order to estimate the added mass and damping of a crane ship,the numerical simulation of the heave,sway and roll motion of the ship was performed based on CFD theory.The sliding faces and the mixed grid approach were used herein.A hydrostatic roll experiment of ship model was carried out.Comparing the experimental measurement with numerical results,the feasibility of CFD simulation used to predict the hydrodynamic coefficients of the crane ship is demonstrated.%利用CFD方法计算了起重船船体垂荡、横荡和横摇运动的附加质量与附加阻尼。讨论了滑移面和流场的混合网格模型应用。进行了船模静水横摇试验,测量了起重船体横摇运动的附加质量与附加阻尼,比较了试验结果与数值计算结果,对起重船水动力系数的理论预报做了有益探讨。

  9. Simulation of fluid-sediment particle motion near bed based on CFD-DEM coupling method%基于CFD-DEM耦合方法的近床面水流泥沙运动模拟研究

    苏东升; 张庆河; 孙建军; 李明星


    Based on CFD⁃DEM method, using computational fluid dynamics software OpenFOAM, particle mo⁃tion simulation software LIGGGHTS and CFDEM coupling library, a coupled fluid⁃particle model was developed and applied in the investigation of flow and particle near bed in different hydrodynamic conditions. The simulation results show that the coupled model has a good performance on describing turbulence intensity and the distribution of Reynold stress. For particle motion, this model can also depict well the three typical states of settled, bedload transport and bedload⁃suspended load transport. The simulated results of bedload discharge per unit have a good match with experimental data and empirical formula.%基于CFD-DEM方法,采用流体计算软件OpenFOAM、颗粒运动模拟软件LIGGGHTS及CFDEM耦合库,建立流体—颗粒运动耦合模型,并利用模型研究不同水动力条件下近床面流体与颗粒的运动规律。模拟结果表明,模型能较好模拟近床面水流紊动特性及雷诺应力分布,也能较准确刻画出颗粒未起动、推移质输沙及推移质和悬移质共同输沙的三种状态,计算得到的推移质单宽输沙率与实验结果及经验公式吻合较好。

  10. CFD Simulation of Mixing in a Stirred Tank with Multiple Hydrofoil Impellers%多层翼形桨搅拌槽内混合过程的CFD模拟

    闵健; 高正明; 施力田


    The mixing process in a stirred tank of 0.476 m diameter with single, dual and triple 3-narrow blade hydrofoil CBY impellers was numerically simulated by using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) package FLU-ENT6.1. The multi-reference frame (MRF) and standard k-ε turbulent model were used in the simulation. The shaft power and the mixing time predicted by CFD were in good agreement with the experiment. The effects of tracer feeding and detecting positions on mixing time were investigated. The results are of importance to the optimum design of industrial stirred tank/reactors.

  11. 锥顶钢储罐内部可燃气体爆炸冲击荷载的 CFD 模拟%CFD simulation of internal flammable gas explosion loading in cone-roof steel tanks

    胡可; 赵阳; 王震


    Steel tanks are widely used for the storage of liquefied natural gas,petroleum and other flammable explosive substance.The detonation of these explosives generates high intensity shock wave within a short time,which will cause serious damage to storage tanks and bring catastrophic results.A rational evaluation of the explosion loading is the foundation for structure failure analysis and safety designing of tanks.A CFD model was built up based on turbulence model and eddy dissipation concept(EDC)combustion model by use of computational fluid dynamics software Fluent, which can simulate the changes of explosion flow field in tanks and obtain the overpressure time history at typical positions.Compared with TNT equivalent method,the result by CFD model is closer to the actual situation of flammable gas explosion in tanks.Furthermore,the influences of height-to-diameter ratio,concentration and species of flammable gas and initial pressure were taken into account.It is shown that,the gas reaction rate and explosion loading enhance along with the increase of height-to-diameter ratio, initial pressure and activity of flammable gas. Moreover, a stoichiometric concentration will also cause a higher explosion pressure and gas reaction rate.%钢储罐常用于液化天然气、石油等易燃易爆物的储存,一旦起火爆炸,短时间内将产生极大的爆炸冲击波,造成储罐严重破坏并带来灾难性后果。爆炸冲击荷载的合理确定是钢储罐爆炸破坏分析与安全设计的重要基础。利用计算流体动力学 FLUENT 软件,基于 k -ε湍流模型和 EDC 燃烧模型,建立了能够模拟储罐内部爆炸流场变化情况的CFD 模型,获得了特定位置处的超压时程,与 TNT 当量模型相比其模拟结果更接近罐内可燃气体爆炸的实际情况。进一步考察了储罐高径比、可燃气体浓度与种类以及初始压力等因素对爆炸冲击荷载的影响。研究表明:储

  12. CFD simulation of the effect of particle size on the nanofluids convective heat transfer in the developed region in a circular tube.

    Davarnejad, Reza; Barati, Sara; Kooshki, Maryam


    The CFD simulation of heat transfer characteristics of a nanofluid in a circular tube under constant heat flux was considered using Fluent software (version 6.3.26) in the laminar flow. Al2O3 nanoparticles in water with concentrations of 0.5%, 1.0%, 1.5%, 2% and 2.5% were used in this simulation. All of the thermo-physical properties of nanofluids were assumed to be temperature independent. Two particle sizes with average size of 20 and 50 nm were used in this research. It was concluded that heat transfer coefficient increased by increasing the Reynolds number and the concentration of nanoparticles. The maximum convective heat transfer coefficient was observed at the highest concentration of nano-particles in water (2.5%). Furthermore, the two nanofluids showed higher heat transfer than the base fluid (water) although the nanofluid with particles size of 20 nm had the highest heat transfer coefficient.

  13. Simulation of an MSLB scenario using the 3D neutron kinetic core model DYN3D coupled with the CFD software Trio-U

    Grahn, Alexander, E-mail:; Gommlich, André; Kliem, Sören; Bilodid, Yurii; Kozmenkov, Yaroslav


    Highlights: • Improved thermal-hydraulic description of nuclear reactor cores. • Providing reactor dynamics code with realistic thermal-hydraulic boundary conditions. • Possibility of three-dimensional flow phenomena in the core, such as cross flow, flow reversal. • Simulation at higher spatial resolution as compared to system codes. - Abstract: In the framework of the European project NURESAFE, the reactor dynamics code DYN3D, developed at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), was coupled with the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver Trio-U, developed at CEA France, in order to replace DYN3D’s one-dimensional hydraulic part with a full three-dimensional description of the coolant flow in the reactor core at higher spatial resolution. The present document gives an introduction into the coupling method and shows results of its application to the simulation of a Main Steamline Break (MSLB) accident of a Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR).

  14. Simulation and Scale-up of Barium Sulphate Precipitation Process Using CFD Modeling%应用CFD技术对工业结晶过程进行模拟和放大

    龚俊波; 卫宏远; 王静康; John Garside


    Some empirical mixing models were used to describe the imperfect mixing in precipitation process.However, the models can not, in general, reflect the details of interactions between mixing and crystallization in a vessel. In this study, CFD (computational fluid dynamics) technique were developed by simulating the precipitation of barium sulphate in stirred tanks by integration of population balance equations with a CFD solver. Two typical impellers, Rushton and pitched blade turbines, were employed for agitation. The influence of feed concentration and position on crystal product properties was investigated by CFD simulation. The scale-up of these precipitators was systematically studied. Significant effect on the crystal properties was found for the scale-up under some conditions.

  15. CFD Simulation of In-Cylinder Flow on Different Piston Bowl Geometries in a DI Diesel Engine

    S. K. Gugulothu


    Full Text Available The combustion process in the diesel engine should be controlled to avoid both excessive maximum cylinder pressure and an excessive rate of pressure rise, in terms of crank angle. At the same time, the process should be so rapid that substantially all the fuel is burned early in the expansion stroke. In this direction, piston configuration plays a crucial role. Four configurations i.e., flat, inclined, central bowl, and inclined offset bowl piston have been studied. This study is concerned with the CFD analysis has been carried out on two valve four stroke diesel engine to analyze the in-cylinder air motion during suction stroke, pressure and temperature variation inside the cylinder during the compression stroke for various configurations. The engine specifications are considered from the literature. For numerical analysis, Ansys15 CFD software has been used, for meshing polyhedral trimmed cells were adopted. In-cylinder flows were analyzed by solving mass, momentum and energy equation. From this study, it is concluded that analysis has been carried out for each crank angle degree during suction and compression stroke for all the piston configurations, tumble ratio varies mainly with crank angle position. At the end of the compression stroke fuel is injected and the performance of different piston bowls are analyzed.


    A. Akhatova


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to consider one of the most traffic-loaded regions of Astana city(Kazakhstan and to determine the concentration of carbon-monoxide (CO in the airduring the peak hours. CFD analysis based on the SolidWorks-EFD platform was used tosimulate the dispersion of contaminants given the estimated emission rates and weatherconditions at the crossroad of Bogenbay Batyr and Zhenis Avenues in Astana.Turbulence prediction was based on k-ε model with wall functions. The governingequations were discretized using the finite volume method and a 2nd order spatialscheme. The mesh verification was based on 1% convergence criterion for a 50% ofmesh density increment; air pressure near the wall of a selected building was chosen asthe parameter to control the convergence. Numerical results are presented for prevailingconditions during all 4 seasons of the year, demonstrating that the highest levels of COare recorded in summer and reach the values up to 11.2 ppm which are still lower thanthe maximum level admitted for humans. Nevertheless, obtained results show thatAstana is gradually becoming a city that is likely to reach the critical levels of pollutantsin the nearest future if control measures are not taken with enough anticipation. As for afuture work, it is proposed to perform in-situ validation of specific scenarios to checkand support the results obtained with CFD and to develop then specific policies fortackling the problem before it becomes evident.

  17. Simulation by the effect of the Sloshing induced by an earthquake in fuel pools of Cofrentes NPP; Simulacion mediante CFD del efecto del Sloshing inducido por un sismo en las piscinas de combustible C. N. Cofrentes

    Sarti Fernandez, F.; Gavilan Moreno, C.; Paez Ortega, E.


    After analyzing the results of this study, it was concluded that the use of CFD tools brings a level of knowledge and detail of phenomena and superior to traditional methods derived effects. This, coupled with the reduction of time and costs of Dynamics Simulations, technological advances have been providing in recent years, its application makes it very interesting.

  18. Study on permeability of asymmetric ceramic membrane tubes with CFD simulation%非对称陶瓷膜管渗透性能的CFD模拟研究

    杨钊; 程景才; 杨超; 梁斌


    Ceramic membranes have been widely used in chemical industry on account of their inherently superior physical integrity, chemical resistance and separation performance. Rapid development of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has made numerical simulation an effective mean of researching and optimizing the structure and permeability of ceramic membrane tubes. In this paper the permeability of asymmetric ceramic membrane tubes was simulated with CFD in order to optimize the ceramic membrane tube structure and operating parameters. The thickness of ceramic top-layer and intermediate-layer of an asymmetrically-structured membrane is about tens of micron, so an effective simplified calculation model is put forward in this work. A porous media model was applied to the porous support of the ceramic membrane tube. The ceramic top-layer and intermediate-layer of the ceramic membrane tube were described with porous jump boundary conditions. The permeability of ceramic membrane was effectively evaluated by the classic Konzey-Carmen (KC) equation. The CFD results showed a good agreement with the experimental data. This quick and easy calculation method provides an effective tool to optimize the structure of membrane tubes.%陶瓷膜因其化学稳定性好、机械强度大等优点得到广泛应用。计算流体力学(CFD)的快速发展使得计算模拟成为研究和优化陶瓷膜管结构性能的有效手段。为了优化非对称结构陶瓷膜管的结构和操作参数,对其渗透性能进行了CFD计算模拟。针对非对称结构陶瓷膜管的膜层和过渡层的厚度在10μm级的特点,采用Navier-Stokes方程和Darcy定律来分别描述膜管内和膜多孔介质内的纯水流动,利用多孔介质模型描述膜管的主体支撑层,用多孔跳跃边界简化膜管的膜层和过渡层,利用Konzey-Carmen方程对膜元件各层的渗透率进行估算。计算结果与实验值吻合较好,为优化陶瓷膜管的通道结构提供了便捷的工具。

  19. CFD Simulation and Application to the Secondary Fume Control Systems in BOF Plants%转炉二次除尘系统CFD仿真及应用

    陈君; 张义贵; 代洪浪


    为进一步提高转炉二次除尘的效率及优化系统设计,以转炉的二次除尘系统为研究对象,运用CFD技术对其实际尺寸的转炉二次除尘系统进行建模,仿真及计算,特别对系统中烟尘的浮升扩散情况、除尘支管流量分配及门形罩除尘效率等进行了分析和计算,其研究结果指导系统设计优化,如除尘管道设计优化改善了风量的平衡,如门形罩设计优化降低了除尘风量等.生产实践表明,某钢厂转炉二次除尘系统采用CFD仿真技术,为其设计优化、技术改造等提供了可靠的依据,确保进一步提高转炉二次除尘系统的效率.%To improve the dedusting efficiency and optimize the secondary fume control systems in BOF plants, the system with actual dimensions was simulated with CFD technology in this paper. Analysis was stressed about fume diffusion, flow rate distribution among dedusting branch ducts, and dedusting efficiency of door-shaped hood. The simulation results provided reference to optimization of system design, such as ameliorating flow rate balance among dedusting ducts, reducing dedusting air flow and so on. Production practice shows that some steel factory successfully applied CFD technology on secondary fume control system in BOF plants to reference their design optimization and technology reformation, and to ensure the dedusting efficiency improvement of their system.

  20. Simulacion de los ciclos de luz y oscuridad en un fotobiorreactor tipo columna de burbujeo usando CFD / Simulation of the light/dark cycles in a bubble column photobioreactor using CFD

    Lobatón García, Hugo Fabián


    En este estudio se presenta una metodología para la estimación de la frecuencia de los ciclos luz y oscuridad basada en la simulación y validación del campo de flujo de una columna de burbujeo mediante herramientas de Dinámica de Fluidos Computacional (CFD, por sus siglas en inglés). Dos variables globales como los son la fracción de gas y el tiempo de mezcla son estimadas experimentalmente en una columna de burbujeo y sirven para validar las simulaciones realizadas en CFD. Una vez se tiene v...

  1. 人体呼吸道内可吸入颗粒径向平面运动的CFD-DEM模拟%CFD-DEM simulation of inhalable particle motion in radial plane of human airway

    陈晓乐; 钟文琪; 孙宝宾; 金保昇; 周献光


    为分析呼吸道内可吸入颗粒物初始位置与输运特性之间的关系,构建了基于Weibel-23级肺结构的G3~G5级呼吸道模型.采用CFD-DEM方法模拟了球形可吸入颗粒物在呼吸道内的径向平面运动,分析了抛物面型速度进口条件下局部呼吸道的气相场速度分布特点和颗粒物在径向平面内分布位置、速度和颗粒物初始位置之间的关系.研究表明,模型入口中部的颗粒物在G4级壁面附近浓度较高,这是G4级呼吸道壁面产生沉积的原因,入口壁面附近的颗粒物主要分布在G4级中央偏分叉外侧分区;入口中部的颗粒物在G5级外侧分支内呼吸道外侧浓度分布较高,入口壁面附近的颗粒物位于呼吸道中部;入口中部的颗粒物在G5级内侧分支中主要分布于壁面附近和涡的边缘,而入口壁面附近颗粒物仅出现在涡的内部.%In order to investigate the relationship between the initial position and transport characteristics of inhalable particle in airway,this paper constructs the generation 3 to 5 airway model based on Weibel's 23 generations pulmonary structure.Computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM) is adopted to simulate the radial motions of inhalable spherical particles in the airway.The gas phase velocity distribution of local airway under parabolic velocity inlet condition and the relationship between particle position and velocity in radial plane and its initial position are studied.The results show that the particles in the center of inlet have higher concentration near the boundary leading to the deposition on tube wall in generation 4.The particles near the wall of inlet mainly locate in the tube center towards the lateral side in generation 4.The particles in the center of inlet have higher concentration in the lateral side,and the particles near the wall of inlet mostly distribute in the tube center in the lateral branch of generation 5.The particles in the center of inlet

  2. CFD numerical simulation of cryogenic propellant vaporization in tank%贮箱内低温推进剂汽化过程的CFD数值仿真

    陈亮; 梁国柱; 邓新宇; 胡炜


    Simulation on heat and mass transfer in propellant tank was performed to investigate influence of cryogenic propellant vaporization on tank pressure and propellant temperature. The simulation was concerned with heat transfer between propellant tank and external environment, propellant free convection, thermal exchange between propellant and inner tank wall surface, and cryogenic propellant phase transition. A propellant phase transformation model was built on the basis of thermodynamic equilibrium. Physical process of 450s in propellant tank during ground parking under atmospheric pressure was simulated using computational fluid dynamic(CFD) method. Simulation results reveal that the propellant temperature distribution, flow state and phase transition will tend to stable as propellant tank wall heat transfer stabilizes. The evaporation of propellant per unit time was obtained through simulation. And the main factors affecting the propellant phase transition are heat leak from tank walls and the propellant' s own convection motion.%为研究贮箱内低温推进剂相变对推进剂温度和贮箱压力的影响,对贮箱内的传热传质过程进行了仿真.仿真涉及的物理过程包括贮箱与外界环境的换热、推进剂的自然对流、推进剂与贮箱内壁面的换热以及低温推进剂的相变过程等.根据热力学平衡原理建立了低温推进剂相变模型,使用CFD(Computational Fluid Dynamic)方法对处于地面常压停放状态的液氢贮箱进行了450 s的仿真.研究表明随着贮箱壁面传热过程的稳定,推进剂的温度分布、流动状态以及相变情况会趋于稳定;通过仿真获得了推进剂单位时间的汽化量;影响相变的主要因素是贮箱壁面漏热以及推进剂自身的对流运动.

  3. CFD Simulation of rigid venting of the containment of a BWR-5 Mark-II reactor; Simulacion CFD de los venteos rigidos de la contencion de un reactor BWR-5 Mark-II

    Galindo G, I. F.; Vazquez B, A. K.; Velazquez E, L. [Instituto Nacional de Electricidad y Energias Limpias, Reforma 113, Col. Palmira, 62490 Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico); Tijerina S, F.; Tapia M, R., E-mail: [CFE, Central Nucleoelectrica Laguna Verde, Carretera Federal Cardel-Nautla Km 42.5, 91476 Municipio Alto Lucero, Veracruz (Mexico)


    In conditions of prolonged loss of external energy or a severe accident, venting to the atmosphere is an alternative to prevent overpressure and release of fission products from the primary containment of a nuclear reactor. Due to the importance of flow determination through rigid vents, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model is proposed to verify the capacity of rigid vents in the primary containment of a boiling water reactor (BWR) under different operating conditions (pressure, temperature and compositions of the fluids). The model predicts and provides detailed information on variables such as mass flow and velocity of the venting gases. In the proposed model the primary containment gas is vented to the atmosphere via rigid vents (pipes) from the dry and wet pit. Is assumed that the container is pressurized because is in a defined scenario, and at one point the venting is open and the gas released into the atmosphere. The objective is to characterize the flow and validate the CFD model for the overpressure conditions that occur in an accident such as a LOCA, Sbo, etc. The model is implemented with Ansys-Fluent general-purpose CFD software based on the geometry of the venting ducts of the containment of a BWR. The model is developed three-dimensional and resolves at steady state for compressible flow and includes the effects of the turbulence represented by the Reynolds stress model. The CFD results are compared with the values of a one-dimensional and isentropic model for compressible flow. The relative similarity of results leads to the conclusion that the proposed CFD model can help to predict the rigid venting capacity of the containment of a BWR, however more information is required for full validation of the proposed model. (Author)

  4. CFD simulation of high-temperature effect on EHD characteristics in a wire-plate electrostatic precipitator☆

    Yan Li; Chenghang Zheng; Kun Luo; Xiang Gao; Jianren Fan; Kefa Cen


    A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model is carried out to describe the wire-plate electrostatic precipitator (ESP) in high temperature conditions, alming to study the effects of high temperature on the electro-hydrodynamic (EHD) characteristics. In the model, the complex interactions at high temperatures between the electric field, fluid dynamics and the particulate flow are taken into account. We apply different numerical methods for different fields, including an electric field model, Euler–Lagrange particle-laden flows model, and particle charging model. The effects of high temperature on ionic wind, EHD characteristics and collection effi-ciency are investigated. The numerical results show high temperature causes more significant effects of the ionic wind on the gas secondary flow. High viscosity of gas at high temperature makes particles follow the gas flow pattern more closely. High temperature reduces the surface electric strength, so that the mean electric strength weakens the space charging. On the contrary, there is an increase in the diffusion charging at high tem-perature compared with at low temperature. High temperature increases the ratio of mean drag force over mean electrostatic force acting on the particles which may contribute to a decline of collection efficiency.

  5. Comparison of velocity measurements by high temperature anemometer and laser-doppler anemometer with results of CFD-simulation

    Zimmel M.


    Full Text Available In the present work, results of gas velocity measurements with a newly developed vane anemometer (HTA - High Tem per a ture Anemometer are compared with re sults of measurements obtained from Laser-Doppler Anemometer (LDA. The measurements were carried out at the combustion test rig of ALSTOM Combustion Services Ltd. in Derby/UK, and demonstrate the usability and accuracy of the HTA under severe conditions. The test rig was provided with a triple register low NOx coal burner firing pulverised Colombian blended coal at a constant thermal load of 30 MW. Although the environment was both very hot (up to 1350 °C and dust laden, the vane anemometer worked with an accuracy comparable to the reference LDA measurement. Since the anemometer represents a relatively simple to use and low cost option compared with LDA, it is seen as aviable alternative for gas velocity measurements in difficult environments. The measurement results are also demonstrated to compare favourably with the results from CFD calculations of the flow in the combustion chamber of the test rig.

  6. CFD simulations of flow erosion and flow-induced deformation of needle valve: Effects of operation, structure and fluid parameters

    Zhu, Hongjun, E-mail: [State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, Sichuan (China); State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, Sichuan (China); Pan, Qian; Zhang, Wenli; Feng, Guang; Li, Xue [State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, Sichuan (China)


    Highlights: • A combined FSI–CFD and DPM computational method is used to investigate flow erosion and deformation of needle valve. • The numerical model is validated with the comparison of measured and predicted erosion rate. • Effects of operation, structure and fluid parameters on flow erosion and flow-induced deformation are discussed. • Particle diameter has the most significant effect on flow erosion. • Inlet rate has the most obvious effect on flow-induced deformation. - Abstract: A three-dimensional fluid–structure interaction (FSI) computational model coupling with a combined continuum and discrete model has been used to predict the flow erosion rate and flow-induced deformation of needle valve. Comparisons with measured data demonstrate good agreement with the predictions of erosion rate. The flow field distribution of gas-particle flow and the erosion rate and deformation of valve core are captured under different operating and structural conditions with different fluid parameters. The effects of inlet velocity, valve opening and inlet valve channel size, particle concentration, particle diameter and particle phase components are discussed in detail. The results indicate that valve tip has the most severe erosion and deformation, and flow field, erosion rate and deformation of valve are all sensitive to inlet condition changes, structural changes and fluid properties changes. The effect of particle diameter on erosion is the most significant, while the influence of inlet rate on deformation is the greatest one.

  7. A Comparative CFD Study on Simulating Flameless Oxy-Fuel Combustion in a Pilot-Scale Furnace

    Mersedeh Ghadamgahi


    Full Text Available The current study presents a method to model the flameless oxy-fuel system, with a comparative approach, as well as validation of the predictions. The validation has been done by comparing the predicted results with previously published experimental results from a 200 kW pilot furnace. A suction pyrometer has been used to measure the local temperature and concentrations of CO, CO2, and O2 at 24 different locations. A three-dimensional CFD model was developed and the validity of using different submodels describing turbulence and chemical reactions was evaluated. The standard k-ε model was compared with the realizable k-ε model for turbulence, while Probability Density Function (PDF with either chemical equilibrium or the Steady Laminar Flamelet Model (SLFM was evaluated for combustion. Radiation was described using a Discrete Ordinates Model (DOM with weighted-sum-of-grey-gases model (WSGGM. The smallest deviation between predictions and experiments for temperature (1.2% was found using the realizable k-ε model and the SLFM. This improvement affects the prediction of gaseous species as well since the deviation between predictions and experiments for CO2 volume percentages decreased from 6% to 1.5%. This provides a recommendation for model selections in further studies on flameless oxy-fuel combustion.

  8. Improved Inlet Conditions for Terrain CFD

    Pedersen, Jesper Grønnegaard

    The atmospheric boundary layer flow over different types of terrain is studied through simulations made with the finite volume CFD code of Ellipsys 2D and 3D. The simulations are compared to measurements made at the Høvsøre test site and over the hill of Askervein.The primary objective of these i......The atmospheric boundary layer flow over different types of terrain is studied through simulations made with the finite volume CFD code of Ellipsys 2D and 3D. The simulations are compared to measurements made at the Høvsøre test site and over the hill of Askervein.The primary objective...

  9. CFD and Ventilation Research

    Li, Y.; Nielsen, Peter V.


    There has been a rapid growth of scientific literature on the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in the research of ventilation and indoor air science. With a 1000–10,000 times increase in computer hardware capability in the past 20 years, CFD has become an integral part...... of scientific research and engineering development of complex air distribution and ventilation systems in buildings. This review discusses the major and specific challenges of CFD in terms of turbulence modelling, numerical approximation, and boundary conditions relevant to building ventilation. We emphasize...... the growing need for CFD verification and validation, suggest on-going needs for analytical and experimental methods to support the numerical solutions, and discuss the growing capacity of CFD in opening up new research areas. We suggest that CFD has not become a replacement for experiment and theoretical...

  10. CFD simulation of near-field pollutant dispersion on a high-resolution grid: A case study by LES and RANS for a building group in downtown Montreal

    Gousseau, P.; Blocken, B.; Stathopoulos, T.; van Heijst, G. J. F.


    Turbulence modeling and validation by experiments are key issues in the simulation of micro-scale atmospheric dispersion. This study evaluates the performance of two different modeling approaches (RANS standard k-ɛ and LES) applied to pollutant dispersion in an actual urban environment: downtown Montreal. The focus of the study is on near-field dispersion, i.e. both on the prediction of pollutant concentrations in the surrounding streets (for pedestrian outdoor air quality) and on building surfaces (for ventilation system inlets and indoor air quality). The high-resolution CFD simulations are performed for neutral atmospheric conditions and are validated by detailed wind-tunnel experiments. A suitable resolution of the computational grid is determined by grid-sensitivity analysis. It is shown that the performance of the standard k-ɛ model strongly depends on the turbulent Schmidt number, whose optimum value is case-dependent and a priori unknown. In contrast, LES with the dynamic subgrid-scale model shows a better performance without requiring any parameter input to solve the dispersion equation.

  11. CFD simulation of pollutant dispersion around isolated buildings: on the role of convective and turbulent mass fluxes in the prediction accuracy.

    Gousseau, P; Blocken, B; van Heijst, G J F


    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is increasingly used to predict wind flow and pollutant dispersion around buildings. The two most frequently used approaches are solving the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations and Large-Eddy Simulation (LES). In the present study, we compare the convective and turbulent mass fluxes predicted by these two approaches for two configurations of isolated buildings with distinctive features. We use this analysis to clarify the role of these two components of mass transport on the prediction accuracy of RANS and LES in terms of mean concentration. It is shown that the proper simulation of the convective fluxes is essential to predict an accurate concentration field. In addition, appropriate parameterization of the turbulent fluxes is needed with RANS models, while only the subgrid-scale effects are modeled with LES. Therefore, when the source is located outside of recirculation regions (case 1), both RANS and LES can provide accurate results. When the influence of the building is higher (case 2), RANS models predict erroneous convective fluxes and are largely outperformed by LES in terms of prediction accuracy of mean concentration. These conclusions suggest that the choice of the appropriate turbulence model depends on the configuration of the dispersion problem under study. It is also shown that for both cases LES predicts a counter-gradient mechanism of the streamwise turbulent mass transport, which is not reproduced by the gradient-diffusion hypothesis that is generally used with RANS models.

  12. CFD simulation and experimental validation of co-combustion of chicken litter and MBM with pulverized coal in a flow reactor

    Heikkinen, J.M.; Venneker, B.C.H.; di Nola, G.; de Jong, W.; Spliethoff, H. [Energy Technology section, Delft University of Technology, Leeghwaterstraat 44, NL-2628 CA Delft (Netherlands)


    The influence of co-combustion of solid biomass fuels with pulverized coal on burnout and CO emissions was studied using a flow reactor. The thermal input on a fuel feeding basis of the test rig was approximately 7 kW. Accompanied with the measurements, a reactor model using the CFD code AIOLOS was set up and first applied for two pure coal flames (with and without air staging). Reasonable agreement between measurements and simulations was found. An exception was the prediction of the CO concentration under sub-stoichiometric conditions (primary zone). As model input for the volatile matter release, the HTVM (high temperature volatile matter as defined by IFRF [IFRF, ]) was used. Furthermore, a relatively slow CO oxidation rate obtained from the literature and the ERE (Extended Resistance Equation) model for char combustion were selected. Furthermore, the model was used for simulating co-firing of coal with chicken litter (CL) and meat and bone meal (MBM). The conditions applied are relevant for future co-firing practice with high thermal shares of secondary fuels (larger than 20%). The major flue gas concentrations were quite well described, however, CO emission predictions were only qualitatively following the measured trends when O{sub 2} is available and severely under-predicted under substoichiometric conditions. However, on an engineering level of accuracy, and concerning burnout, this work shows that co-combustion of the fuels can reasonably well be described with coal combustion sub-models. (author)

  13. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation of Hypersonic Turbine-Based Combined-Cycle (TBCC) Inlet Mode Transition

    Slater, John W.; Saunders, John D.


    Methods of computational fluid dynamics were applied to simulate the aerodynamics within the turbine flowpath of a turbine-based combined-cycle propulsion system during inlet mode transition at Mach 4. Inlet mode transition involved the rotation of a splitter cowl to close the turbine flowpath to allow the full operation of a parallel dual-mode ramjet/scramjet flowpath. Steady-state simulations were performed at splitter cowl positions of 0deg, -2deg, -4deg, and -5.7deg, at which the turbine flowpath was closed half way. The simulations satisfied one objective of providing a greater understanding of the flow during inlet mode transition. Comparisons of the simulation results with wind-tunnel test data addressed another objective of assessing the applicability of the simulation methods for simulating inlet mode transition. The simulations showed that inlet mode transition could occur in a stable manner and that accurate modeling of the interactions among the shock waves, boundary layers, and porous bleed regions was critical for evaluating the inlet static and total pressures, bleed flow rates, and bleed plenum pressures. The simulations compared well with some of the wind-tunnel data, but uncertainties in both the windtunnel data and simulations prevented a formal evaluation of the accuracy of the simulation methods.

  14. Simulation of the heat transfer of a irradiated fuel storage container with code CFD STAR- CCM+; Simulacion de la transferencia de calor de un contenedor de almacenamiento de combustible irradiado con el codigo CFD STAR-CCM+

    Barrera matalla, J. E.; Hernandez Gomez, J.; Riverala Gurruchaga, J.


    Irradiated fuel has become an object of interest in the industry by the importance of ensuring its safety during long periods of storage time. New containers, stores, methods and codes will be used to ensure a suitable cooling and residual heat removal, and secure the safety of fuel elements in dry storage. The codes CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) have great potential to help in design of containers and stores, improving thermal-hydraulic performance and the extraction of heat generated.

  15. A Study on the Role of Reaction Modeling in Multi-phase CFD-based Simulations of Chemical Looping Combustion Impact du modèle de réaction sur les simulations CFD de la combustion en boucle chimique

    Kruggel-Emden H.


    Full Text Available Chemical Looping Combustion is an energy efficient combustion technology for the inherent separation of carbon dioxide for both gaseous and solid fuels. For scale up and further development of this process multi-phase CFD-based simulations have a strong potential which rely on kinetic models for the solid/gaseous reactions. Reaction models are usually simple in structure in order to keep the computational cost low. They are commonly derived from thermogravimetric experiments. With only few CFD-based simulations performed on chemical looping combustion, there is a lack in understanding of the role and of the sensitivity of the applied chemical reaction model on the outcome of a simulation. The aim of this investigation is therefore the study of three different carrier materials CaSO4, Mn3O4 and NiO with the gaseous fuels H2 and CH4 in a batch type reaction vessel. Four reaction models namely the linear shrinking core, the spherical shrinking core, the Avrami-Erofeev and a recently proposed multi parameter model are applied and compared on a case by case basis. La combustion en boucle chimique (Chemical Looping Combustion est une technologie de combustion efficace permettant le captage in situ du CO2 pour des charges gazeuses ou solides. Dans l’optique du développement et de l’extrapolation du procédé, la CFD est un outil de simulation à fort potentiel qui s’appuie notamment sur des modèles cinétiques pour décrire les réactions gaz-solide. Ces modèles décrivant les réactions sont généralement assez simples pour limiter les temps de simulation et sont obtenus à partir d’expérimentations en thermobalance. Il y a encore peu de travaux de modélisation CFD du procédé CLC et il est difficile d’estimer l’importance du modèle décrivant les réactions chimiques sur les résultats des simulations. Le but de ce travail est donc d’étudier la combustion de charges gazeuses H2 et CH4 dans des réacteurs en batch en consid

  16. CFD simulations of enhanced condensational growth (ECG) applied to respiratory drug delivery with comparisons to in vitro data

    Longest, P. Worth; Hindle, Michael


    Enhanced condensational growth (ECG) is a newly proposed concept for respiratory drug delivery in which a submicrometer aerosol is inhaled in combination with saturated or supersaturated water vapor. The initially small aerosol size provides for very low extrathoracic deposition, whereas condensation onto droplets in vivo results in size increase and improved lung retention. The objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a CFD model of ECG in a simple tubular geometry with direct comparisons to in vitro results. The length (29 cm) and diameter (2 cm) of the tubular geometry were representative of respiratory airways of an adult from the mouth to the first tracheobronchial bifurcation. At the model inlet, separate streams of humidified air (25, 30, and 39 °C) and submicrometer aerosol droplets with mass median aerodynamic diameters (MMADs) of 150, 560, and 900 nm were combined. The effects of condensation and droplet growth on water vapor concentrations and temperatures in the continuous phase (i.e., two-way coupling) were also considered. For an inlet saturated air temperature of 39 °C, the two-way coupled numerical (and in vitro) final aerosol MMADs for initial sizes of 150, 560, and 900 nm were 1.75 μm (vs. 1.23 μm), 2.58 μm (vs. 2.66 μm), and 2.65 μm (vs. 2.63 μm), respectively. By including the effects of two-way coupling in the model, agreements with the in vitro results were significantly improved compared with a one-way coupled assumption. Results indicated that both mass and thermal two-way coupling effects were important in the ECG process. Considering the initial aerosol sizes of 560 and 900 nm, the final sizes were most influenced by inlet saturated air temperature and aerosol number concentration and were not largely influenced by initial size. Considering the growth of submicrometer aerosols to above 2 μm at realistic number concentrations, ECG may be an effective respiratory drug delivery approach for minimizing mouth

  17. Application of Simple CFD Models in Smoke Ventilation Design

    Brohus, Henrik; Nielsen, Peter Vilhelm; la Cour-Harbo, Hans


    The paper examines the possibilities of using simple CFD models in practical smoke ventilation design. The aim is to assess if it is possible with a reasonable accuracy to predict the behaviour of smoke transport in case of a fire. A CFD code mainly applicable for “ordinary” ventilation design...... is used for the examination. The CFD model is compared with benchmark tests and results from a special application fire simulation CFD code. Apart from benchmark tests two practical applications are examined in shape of modelling a fire in a theatre and a double façade, respectively. The simple CFD model...... uses a standard k-ε turbulence model. Simulations comprise both steady-state and dynamic approaches. Several boundary conditions are tested. Finally, the paper discusses the prospects of simple CFD models in smoke ventilation design including the inherent limitations....

  18. Three-Dimensional CFD Simulation Coupled with Thermal Contraction in Direct-Chill Casting of A390 Aluminum Alloy Hollow Billet

    Zuo, Kesheng; Zhang, Haitao; Qin, Ke; Cui, Jianzhong; Chen, Qingzhang


    A three-dimensional CFD model coupled with melt flow, heat transfer, and thermal contraction was developed to simulate the direct-chill (DC) casting process of A390 alloy hollow billet with a cross-section size of Φ164 mm/Φ60 mm. This study considered the effects of contact height and air gap width between the core and the hollow billet, which dominated the heat transfer at the inner wall of the hollow billet. The effects of core taper angle, relative vertical position of core in the mold, and casting speed on the steady-state temperature distribution and formability of hollow billet were investigated. According to the criterion used in this study, the optimal core taper angle is 3 deg for DC casting of A390 alloy hollow billet. With the optimal core taper angle, the A390 alloy hollow billet can be cast successfully regardless of the variation of the relative vertical position of core in the mold and casting speed. The coupled model developed in this study can be applied to optimize the core taper angle and study the effects of casting parameters in various dimensions of hollow billet.

  19. 基于CFD的油罐群风环境数值模拟%Numerical Simulation on Wind Environment of Oil Tank Group Based on CFD



    Through adopting RNG k-εturbulence model,wind environment model of tank group is established.and simulated wind environment of oil tank group by using the CFD software FLUENT6.3.Resarch results show that, 1) The flow field of oil tank group is symmetric distribution, at the windward side of the distance between tank group is smaller, the wind speed gradually decreases.While at the sides of oil tank group, the wind speed increases and at the back of tank group is negative pressure area, the wind speed decreases.2 ) The change of surface temperature around tanks is larger, but the effect on the atmosphere thermal environment of oil tank group is less.%采用 RNG k-ε湍流模型,建立油罐群风环境模型.利用CFD软件FLUENT6.3对油罐群风环境进行模拟.研究结果表明:1)油罐群的流场呈对称分布,在迎风面,距离油罐群越近,风速逐渐减小;而在油罐群的两侧,风速增加;在油罐群的正后方形成了负压区,风速减小.2)油罐表面周围温度变化较大,但油罐群对周围大气热环境影响较小.

  20. 发动机进气歧管EGR分布的CFD模拟与优化%The CFD Simulation and Optimization of EGR Distribution in Intake Manifold



    ECR is a topical way to decrease the emission of engines and vehicles, and the EGR distribution in manifold is one of the most important factors that may work on the effect of EGR. This paper discusses the application of the CFD method in simulation of EGR distribution in intake manifold. Basing on the first result, the 3D model was optimized to get a better design.%EGR是控制发动机及整车排放的重要手段,而进气歧管中EGR的均匀分布是影响EGR效果的重要因素之一.本文利用CFD方法对某发动机进气歧管中的EGR分布进行了模拟分析,并根据计算结果对进气歧管的3D模型进行了优化,最终得到了较为满意的结果.

  1. Three-Dimensional CFD Simulation Coupled with Thermal Contraction in Direct-Chill Casting of A390 Aluminum Alloy Hollow Billet

    Zuo, Kesheng; Zhang, Haitao; Qin, Ke; Cui, Jianzhong; Chen, Qingzhang


    A three-dimensional CFD model coupled with melt flow, heat transfer, and thermal contraction was developed to simulate the direct-chill (DC) casting process of A390 alloy hollow billet with a cross-section size of Φ164 mm/Φ60 mm. This study considered the effects of contact height and air gap width between the core and the hollow billet, which dominated the heat transfer at the inner wall of the hollow billet. The effects of core taper angle, relative vertical position of core in the mold, and casting speed on the steady-state temperature distribution and formability of hollow billet were investigated. According to the criterion used in this study, the optimal core taper angle is 3 deg for DC casting of A390 alloy hollow billet. With the optimal core taper angle, the A390 alloy hollow billet can be cast successfully regardless of the variation of the relative vertical position of core in the mold and casting speed. The coupled model developed in this study can be applied to optimize the core taper angle and study the effects of casting parameters in various dimensions of hollow billet.

  2. Experimental investigation of liquid-liquid system drop size distribution in Taylor-Couette flow and its application in the CFD simulation

    Farzad, Reza; Puttinger, Stefan; Pirker, Stefan; Schneiderbauer, Simon


    Liquid-liquid systems are widely used in the several industries such as food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical and petroleum. Drop size distribution (DSD) plays a key role as it strongly affects the overall mass and heat transfer in the liquid-liquid systems. To understand the underlying mechanisms single drop breakup experiments have been done by several researchers in the Taylor-Couette flow; however, most of those studies concentrate on the laminar flow regime and therefore, there is no sufficient amount of data in the case of in turbulent flows. The well-defined pattern of the Taylor-Couette flow enables the possibility to investigate DSD as a function of the local fluid dynamic properties, such as shear rate, which is in contrast to more complex devices such as stirred tank reactors. This paper deals with the experimental investigation of liquid-liquid DSD in Taylor-Couette flow. From high speed camera images we found a simple correlation for the Sauter mean diameter as a function of the local shear employing image processing. It is shown that this correlation holds for different oil-in-water emulsions. Finally, this empirical correlation for the DSD is used as an input data for a CFD simulation to compute the local breakup of individual droplets in a stirred tank reactor.

  3. CFD and Ventilation Research

    Li, Y.; Nielsen, Peter V.


    There has been a rapid growth of scientific literature on the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in the research of ventilation and indoor air science. With a 1000–10,000 times increase in computer hardware capability in the past 20 years, CFD has become an integral part of scienti......There has been a rapid growth of scientific literature on the application of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in the research of ventilation and indoor air science. With a 1000–10,000 times increase in computer hardware capability in the past 20 years, CFD has become an integral part...... of scientific research and engineering development of complex air distribution and ventilation systems in buildings. This review discusses the major and specific challenges of CFD in terms of turbulence modelling, numerical approximation, and boundary conditions relevant to building ventilation. We emphasize...... analysis in ventilation research, rather it has become an increasingly important partner....

  4. 高性能并行计算在航空航天CFD数值模拟中的应用%High-Performance Parallel Computation Application for Aerospace CFD Numerical Simulation

    潘沙; 李桦; 夏智勋


    本文介绍了高性能并行计算在CFD数值模拟中的应用.CFD高性能并行计算可扩大求解规模,加快求解速度,是CFD实现高效计算的必然发展趋势.本文通过“数值风洞”的概念分析了CFD高性能计算的应用前景及对高性能计算的需求.通过某乘波飞行器前体并行算例对8~256CPU的CFD大规模并行效率和加速比进行了分析,并将CFD并行计算应用于高温热化学非平衡的返回舱数值计算中.%High-performance parallel computation for CFDCComputational Fluid Dynamics) numerical simulation is introduced in this article. The CFD high performance parallel computation expands the solving scale, accelerates the solution, which is the necessary development tendency for efficient CFD computation. Numerical windtunnel conception is illustrated to explain the CFD application prospect and its demand for high-performance computation. Based on Fortran and MPI, the CFD parallel computation program is developed. The CFD massive parallel computation with 8-256 CPU is carried out for waverid-er forebody on MPP parallel systems, and the parallel efficiency and speedup are analyzed. Finally the program and method are used for high temperature thermochemical non-equilibrium capsule flow computation.

  5. Geometry optimization of a fibrous scaffold based on mathematical modelling and CFD simulation of a dynamic cell culture

    Tajsoleiman, Tannaz; J. Abdekhodaie, Mohammad; Gernaey, Krist


    simulation of cartilage cell culture under a perfusion flow, which allows not only to characterize the supply of nutrients and metabolic products inside a fibrous scaffold, but also to assess the overall culture condition and predict the cell growth rate. Afterwards, the simulation results supported finding...... an optimized design of the scaffold within a new mathematical optimization algorithm that is proposed. The main concept of this optimization routine isto maintain a large effective surface while simultaneously keeping the shear stress levelin an operating range that is expected to be supporting growth...

  6. Coupled simulation of CFD-flight-mechanics with a two-species-gas-model for the hot rocket staging

    Li, Yi; Reimann, Bodo; Eggers, Thino


    The hot rocket staging is to separate the lowest stage by directly ignite the continuing-stage-motor. During the hot staging, the rocket stages move in a harsh dynamic environment. In this work, the hot staging dynamics of a multistage rocket is studied using the coupled simulation of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Flight Mechanics. Plume modeling is crucial for a coupled simulation with high fidelity. A 2-species-gas model is proposed to simulate the flow system of the rocket during the staging: the free-stream is modeled as "cold air" and the exhausted plume from the continuing-stage-motor is modeled with an equivalent calorically-perfect-gas that approximates the properties of the plume at the nozzle exit. This gas model can well comprise between the computation accuracy and efficiency. In the coupled simulations, the Navier-Stokes equations are time-accurately solved in moving system, with which the Flight Mechanics equations can be fully coupled. The Chimera mesh technique is utilized to deal with the relative motions of the separated stages. A few representative staging cases with different initial flight conditions of the rocket are studied with the coupled simulation. The torque led by the plume-induced-flow-separation at the aft-wall of the continuing-stage is captured during the staging, which can assist the design of the controller of the rocket. With the increasing of the initial angle-of-attack of the rocket, the staging quality becomes evidently poorer, but the separated stages are generally stable when the initial angle-of-attack of the rocket is small.

  7. 数值拖曳水池与潜艇快速性CFD模拟研究%Numerical towing tank and CFD simulation for submarine powering performance

    张楠; 杨仁友; 沈泓萃; 姚惠之; 应良镁


    CFD simulation of submarine powering performance in the numerical towing tank of CSSRC is described in detail in this paper. The computation approach for resistance, flow field and hydrodynamic forces in open-water and self-propulsion (body-propulsor interaction) conditions are defined. Meanwhile, the various computation cases for submarine powering performance are analyzed. And the prediction accuracy is presented.These models consist of fifteen bodies of revolution (series models), ten submarine models of all appendages (series models), SUBOFF model, several submarine models and propeller models for method validation. The research result is an important component of numerical tank and can be adopted for the numerical simulation of flow around submarine in future.%详细介绍了中国船舶科学研究中心所建立的数值拖曳水池中的潜艇快速性CFD模拟研究.明确了潜艇阻力、流场、自航(艇/桨干扰)水动力以及螺旋桨敞水水动力的计算方法.同时对潜艇快速性算例进行了系统分析,详细给出了数值预报精度.这些算例的计算模型包含15条系列回转体模型、10条系列全附体潜艇模型、SUBOFF潜艇模型、多条供计算验证所用的潜艇模型和螺旋桨模型.文中的研究结果是数值水池的重要组成部分,可资今后潜艇绕流数值计算借鉴与采用.

  8. 泄洪闸三维流态CFD优化分析%Simulation and optimization of three-dimensional fluid flow in flood sluice by CFD method

    郭园; 程永光; 李国栋


    The flood sluice flow has great influence on the safety of a hydraulic project. The sluice flow patterns ot a specific project are simulated and analyzed by the computational fluid dynamics (CFD). First, the numerical model and simulating approach are given. Second, the characteristics of discharge capacity, water surface profile, pressure distributions, flow rates, and other flow parameters are analyzed by CFD results, along with some model experimental data. Third, the causes of poor flow conditions are clarified. Finally, the measures for eliminating the vortex and flow separation by increasing the side wall arc and the orifice section are proposed; their effects are validated by comparative analysis of three schemes. And the best discharge capacity, the inlet flow pattern and the tank vent flow pattern, pressure and velocity distribution are obtained.%采用最新CFD方法对具体工程泄洪闸水流流态进行模拟分析.先给出了数学模型和计算方法;然后结合模型实验成果,用CFD详细分析了泄流能力与水面线、压力、流速等流场参数的规律性,弄清了不良流态的原因;进而提出加大侧墙弧度以消除吸气漩涡及加大孔口断面避免脱流的措施,通过3个方案对比分析验证了其效果,并得出最佳方案的泄流能力、进水口流态及泄槽内流态、压力和速度的分布规律.

  9. Modeling and CFD simulation of nutrient distribution in picoliter bioreactors for bacterial growth studies on single-cell level.

    Westerwalbesloh, Christoph; Grünberger, Alexander; Stute, Birgit; Weber, Sophie; Wiechert, Wolfgang; Kohlheyer, Dietrich; von Lieres, Eric


    A microfluidic device for microbial single-cell cultivation of bacteria was modeled and simulated using COMSOL Multiphysics. The liquid velocity field and the mass transfer within the supply channels and cultivation chambers were calculated to gain insight in the distribution of supplied nutrients and metabolic products secreted by the cultivated bacteria. The goal was to identify potential substrate limitations or product accumulations within the cultivation device. The metabolic uptake and production rates, colony size, and growth medium composition were varied covering a wide range of operating conditions. Simulations with glucose as substrate did not show limitations within the typically used concentration range, but for alternative substrates limitations could not be ruled out. This lays the foundation for further studies and the optimization of existing picoliter bioreactor systems.

  10. Francis-99: Transient CFD simulation of load changes and turbine shutdown in a model sized high-head Francis turbine

    Mössinger, Peter; Jester-Zürker, Roland; Jung, Alexander


    With increasing requirements for hydropower plant operation due to intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and solar, numerical simulations of transient operations in hydraulic turbo machines become more important. As a continuation of the work performed for the first workshop which covered three steady operating conditions, in the present paper load changes and a shutdown procedure are investigated. The findings of previous studies are used to create a 360° model and compare measurements with simulation results for the operating points part load, high load and best efficiency. A mesh motion procedure is introduced, allowing to represent moving guide vanes for load changes from best efficiency to part load and high load. Additionally an automated re-mesh procedure is added for turbine shutdown to ensure reliable mesh quality during guide vane closing. All three transient operations are compared to PIV velocity measurements in the draft tube and pressure signals in the vaneless space. Simulation results of axial velocity distributions for all three steady operation points, during both load changes and for the shutdown correlated well with the measurement. An offset at vaneless space pressure is found to be a result of guide vane corrections for the simulation to ensure similar velocity fields. Short-time Fourier transformation indicating increasing amplitudes and frequencies at speed-no load conditions. Further studies will discuss the already measured start-up procedure and investigate the necessity to consider the hydraulic system dynamics upstream of the turbine by means of a 1D3D coupling between the 3D flow field and a 1D system model.

  11. CFD RANS Simulations on a Generic Conventional Scale Model Submarine: Comparison between Fluent and OpenFOAM


    functions have such a small effect on the simulated value for the drag coefficient as the switch to the laminar behaviour at y+ ~ 11 would explain the source of these differences. The modification to the wall functions in OpenFOAM described in Section 6 partially explains the...model currently implemented in Fluent incorporates modifications for low Reynolds number effects, compressibility and shear flow spreading [11]. The

  12. Large-scale CFD simulations of the transitional and turbulent regime for the large human airways during rapid inhalation.

    Calmet, Hadrien; Gambaruto, Alberto M; Bates, Alister J; Vázquez, Mariano; Houzeaux, Guillaume; Doorly, Denis J


    The dynamics of unsteady flow in the human large airways during a rapid inhalation were investigated using highly detailed large-scale computational fluid dynamics on a subject-specific geometry. The simulations were performed to resolve all the spatial and temporal scales of the flow, thanks to the use of massive computational resources. A highly parallel finite element code was used, running on two supercomputers, solving the transient incompressible Navier-Stokes equations on unstructured meshes. Given that the finest mesh contained 350 million elements, the study sets a precedent for large-scale simulations of the respiratory system, proposing an analysis strategy for mean flow, fluctuations and wall shear stresses on a rapid and short inhalation (a so-called sniff). The geometry used encompasses the exterior face and the airways from the nasal cavity, through the trachea and up to the third lung bifurcation; it was derived from a contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan of a 48-year-old male. The transient inflow produces complex flows over a wide range of Reynolds numbers (Re). Thanks to the high fidelity simulations, many features involving the flow transition were observed, with the level of turbulence clearly higher in the throat than in the nose. Spectral analysis revealed turbulent characteristics persisting downstream of the glottis, and were captured even with a medium mesh resolution. However a fine mesh resolution was found necessary in the nasal cavity to observe transitional features. This work indicates the potential of large-scale simulations to further understanding of airway physiological mechanics, which is essential to guide clinical diagnosis; better understanding of the flow also has implications for the design of interventions such as aerosol drug delivery.

  13. 环形分布器内变质量流动的CFD模拟研究%CFD simulation of variable mass flow inside circular distributor

    百璐; 张敏华; 耿中峰


    The circular distributor plays an important role in uniform distribution of the coolant in the shell side of multitubular fixed bed reactor. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method was employed to simulate the variable mass flow in the circular distributor. Firstly, the distributions of velocity and static pressure in the circular distributor were simulated, and then the relations between perforation resistance coefficient and distributor structure as well as inlet flow condition were studied. The results indicate that the apparent velocity gradient and pressure gradient exist in the circular channel. The velocity decreases and the static pressure increases along with the flow direction. The holes along the flow direction should be opened smaller in order to enhance the perforation pressure and to make sure that the coolant can be uniformly distributed. Moreover, the study shows that the perforation resistance coefficient ξ essentially has a clear relationship with the ratio ui/u of the velocity through the hole to the velocity along the axis direction in the main channel, the ratio δ/di of hole thickness to hole diameter and entrance Reynolds number Re0. In the simulation range ξ firstly decreases with the increase of u/u, and ξ keeps a constant after reaching a critical value; the relationship between ξand S/di is not obvious; when the inlet fluid belongs to turbulent range, the relationship between ξ and Re0 is not obvious, but ξ decreases with the increase of Re0.%环形分布器是实现导热介质在列管式固定床反应器壳程均匀流动的关键部件,文中采用计算流体力学方法(CFD)对环形分布器内的变质量流动进行了模拟研究.首先计算了环形通道内的速度和静压力分布,在此基础上研究了穿孔阻力系数随开孔几何结构以及入口流体流速的变化规律.模拟结果表明:环形通道内存在较明显的速度梯度和压力梯度;随着流体不断分流,在流

  14. 基于商用CFD软件的双层皮幕墙热工性能模拟程序的开发%Development of double-skin facade's thermal behavior simulation code based on commercial CFD software

    何雪浤; 万兴


    Double-skin facade(DSF)is widely used in commercial buildings for its excellent performance in saving energy.But"it's very difficult for the ordinary designers to predict the thermal performance of DSF due to the complexity of the energy transmitting through the DSF and the difficulty of manipulating the complicated commercial CFD(computational fluid dynamic)simulation software.This paper take an effort in the foundaion of the DSF analysis code with VC++6.0 based on the commercial CFD software.This code is complied to analyze and predict the thermal behaviorof the 'standard' geometry natural ventilation DSF.The analyzer can gain the thermal behavior and the air flow characteristics of DSF after entered the relerant parameters of the model.This code gives the designer a tool to make quick design decisions in analyzing and optimizing DSF.

  15. Modelling of Air Flow trough a Slatted Floor by CFD

    Svidt, Kjeld; Bjerg, Bjarne; Morsing, Svend;

    In this paper two different CFD-approaches are investigated to model the airflow through a slatted floor. Experiments are carried out in a full-scale test room. The computer simulations are carried out with the CFD-code FLOVENT, which solves the time-averaged Navier-Stokes equations by use of the k...

  16. CFD simulation of spontaneous coal combustion in irregular patterns of goaf with multiple points of leaking air

    LI Zong-xiang


    Based on the non-linear air leakage seepage equation for an anisotropic porous medium, on the seepage diffusion equation of multicomponent gas and on the seepage synthetic heat transfer equation of a porous medium, the numerical model for field flow problems of irregular patterns of a goaf with multiple points of leaking air is established and simultaneously solved by the upwind mode finite element method (G3 computer program). According to the complexity of irregular patterns of a goaf with multiple points of leaking air, the flow pattern in a large area of such a goaf and the variation in gases of methane, oxygen and CO and in temperature are theoretically described. In the calculation, the goaf is regarded as a caving anisotropic medium and the coupling effect of methane effusion on spontaneous combustion is considered. The simulation results agree well with practical experience. In addition, the spontaneous combustion process is also simulated, indicating that 1) the spontaneous combustion often takes place near the area where fresh air leaks in and 2) the fire sources can be classified into static and dynamic zones. Therefore, in practical fire preventing and extinguishing, we should clearly distinguish the upstream air leaking points from the downstream ones in order to take proper measures for leakage stopping.

  17. CFD Simulations of Flow and Dispersion under Construction Disturbance Conditions%建筑扰动条件下大气流动与扩散的CFD模拟

    李沁怡; 蔡旭晖; 康凌


    用FLUENT模式对中性大气、单个建筑的气流扰动情况进行模拟,并以风洞试验数据检验模拟效果;将模拟方法应用于类似城市建筑阵列条件的大气污染扩散问题,并且与现场示踪试验比较.结果表明:FLUENT对建筑扰动条件的平均风场模拟效果良好,FAC2(模拟值与试验值之比在0.5 ~2之间的比例)在水平与垂直风速下分别达到77.9%与61.0%;对湍流特征量的模拟偏差稍大,K(湍流动能)虽总体偏小,但FAC2仍达到了54.6%.选择湍流闭合的标准K-ε(ε为湍流动能耗散率)方案、重整化群K-ε方案和雷诺应力模型方案对结果的影响均不大.采用FLUENT模拟了类似城市街区建筑阵列条件的大气扩散个例,模拟结果反映了建筑扰动导致的扩散烟流轴线相对于平均风向的非常规偏移,并且扩散浓度与示踪试验结果相符较好,下风向32与63 m处的侧向模拟浓度峰值的相对误差分别为72.5%与36.9%.相比于高斯模式ISC3,FLUENT对复杂建筑阵列条件的扩散模拟结果更符合实际,如污染物向上风向扩散以及在建筑物周围堆积与绕流的现象.FLUENT扩散模拟还显示:近源处相邻建筑街道峡谷中的最大浓度沿下风向“阶跃”式减小,排放源所在街道峡谷中的最大浓度可比相邻街谷中的高几倍甚至1个数量级以上.%Researches of flow and dispersion in urban area are important to meet the practical demands of studies of vehicular exhaust pollution and accidental leakage.Numerical simulations with field observations and physical simulations (e.g.,wind tunnel simulation) are often used to address atmospheric flow and dispersion problems in cities.In general,numerical simulations can provide specific detailed informations of flow,turbulence and dispersion.To deal with small-scaled flow and dispersion,computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models are widely applied and are capable of reproducing small

  18. 不同倾角进料管的推流式反应器流体动力学(CFD)模拟%CFD Simulation of Plug Flow Reactor with Different Inclined Feeding Pipe

    张战锋; 张衍林; 马兰; 赵红; 袁怡



  19. Investigation of the influence of peniche and flow boundaries on the flow around a half-model using CFD simulation

    Glazkov, S. A.; Gorbushin, A. R.; Kursakov, I. A.; Yasenok, K. A.


    The paper presents the results of an investigation of the flow around a half-model of a passenger aircraft and its components in T-128 wind tunnel test section with perforated walls with the help of numerical solutions of the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations. Cases of limitless flow in the presence of a peniche and without it were considered. To configure the peniche without a flow-through between the symmetry plane and the half-model, several options for the peniche height were considered. Its optimum height was determined based on the analysis of the obtained results. Simulation of the flow around a half-fuselage with gas flow-through under the peniche was carried out. Corrections to the coefficients of aerodynamic load acting on the half-fuselage were obtained. Comparison of the test results for an alone configuration fuselage and a half-fuselage without corrections and with the obtained computed correction is presented.

  20. Investigation of the current yaw engineering models for simulation of wind turbines in BEM and comparison with CFD and experiment

    Rahimi, H.; Hartvelt, M.; Peinke, J.; Schepers, J. G.


    The aim of this work is to investigate the capabilities of current engineering tools based on Blade Element Momentum (BEM) and free vortex wake codes for the prediction of key aerodynamic parameters of wind turbines in yawed flow. Axial induction factor and aerodynamic loads of three wind turbines (NREL VI, AVATAR and INNWIND.EU) were investigated using wind tunnel measurements and numerical simulations for 0 and 30 degrees of yaw. Results indicated that for axial conditions there is a good agreement between all codes in terms of mean values of aerodynamic parameters, however in yawed flow significant deviations were observed. This was due to unsteady phenomena such as advancing & retreating and skewed wake effect. These deviations were more visible in aerodynamic parameters in comparison to the rotor azimuthal angle for the sections at the root and tip where the skewed wake effect plays a major role.

  1. A landscape lake flow pattern design approach based on automated CFD simulation and parallel multiple objective optimization.

    Guo, Hao; Tian, Yimei; Shen, Hailiang; Wang, Yi; Kang, Mengxin

    A design approach for determining the optimal flow pattern in a landscape lake is proposed based on FLUENT simulation, multiple objective optimization, and parallel computing. This paper formulates the design into a multi-objective optimization problem, with lake circulation effects and operation cost as two objectives, and solves the optimization problem with non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II. The lake flow pattern is modelled in FLUENT. The parallelization aims at multiple FLUENT instance runs, which is different from the FLUENT internal parallel solver. This approach: (1) proposes lake flow pattern metrics, i.e. weighted average water flow velocity, water volume percentage of low flow velocity, and variance of flow velocity, (2) defines user defined functions for boundary setting, objective and constraints calculation, and (3) parallels the execution of multiple FLUENT instances runs to significantly reduce the optimization wall-clock time. The proposed approach is demonstrated through a case study for Meijiang Lake in Tianjin, China.

  2. CFD Model Data

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency — Data associated with the development of the CFD model for spore deposition in respiratory systems of rabbits and humans. This dataset is associated with the...

  3. CFD simulation of a particle loaded coolant flow in the sump and in the condensation chamber; Entwicklung von CFD-Modellen fuer Wandsieden und Entwicklung hchaufloesender, schneller Roentgentomographie fuer die Analyse von Zweiphasenstroemungen in Brennstabbuendeln

    Krepper, Eckhard; Rzehak, Roland; Barthel, Frank; Franz, Ronald; Hampel, Uwe


    A collaborative project funded by the BMBF in the framework of the R and D program ''Energie 2020+'' by 4 Universities, 2 Research Centres and ANSYS was coordinated by Helmholtz- Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). The present report describes the contributions of HZDR done from September 2009 to January 2013. The project was directed towards the development and validation of CFD models of boiling processes in PWR in the range from subcooled nucleate boiling up to the critical heat flux. The report describes the developed and used models. Main achievements were a comprehensive study of the boiling process itself and a better description of the interfacial area by coupling of wall boiling with a population balance model. The model extensions are validated and the present capabilities of CFD for wall boiling are investigated. By means of rod bundle experiments was shown that the measured cross sectional averaged values can be reproduced well with a single set of calibrated model parameters for different tests cases. For the reproduction of patterns of void distribution cross sections attention has to be focussed on the modelling of turbulence in the narrow channel. The experimental work was focussed on the investigation of the flow in a rod bundle. Using a rod bundle test rig the turbulent single phase flow field (PIV) and the average gas volume fraction (gamma densitometry) are measured. The timely and spatial resolved gas fraction was measured applying the ''High speed x-ray tomography'', developed in Rossendorf.

  4. 3-D Time-Accurate CFD Simulations of a Multi-Megawatt Slender Bladed HAWT under Yawed Inflow Conditions

    Sayed, M.; Lutz, Th.; Krämer, E.


    In the present study numerical investigations of a generic Multi-Megawatt slender bladed Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) under yawed inflow conditions were conducted. A three-dimensional URANS flow solver based on structured overlapping meshes was used. The simulations were conducted at wind speeds of 7m/sec, 11 m/sec and 15 m/sec for different yaw angles ranging from +60° to -60°. It was concluded that, for below rated wind speeds, under small yaw angles (below ±15°) the magnitudes of the blade forces are slightly increased, while under high yaw angles (above ±15°) there is a significant decrease. Moreover, the load fluctuations, for the different yaw angles, have the same frequency but different amplitude and oscillation shape. It was concluded that at the above rated wind speed of 15 m/sec, the blade aerodynamic loads are significantly affected by the yaw inflow conditions and the magnitude values of the loads are decreased with increasing yaw angle. It can be concluded that the angle of attack and the tower interference are the utmost variables affecting the yawed turbines.

  5. Three-dimensional flow calculations of axial compressors and turbines using CFD techniques.

    Jesuino Takachi Tomita


    With the advent of powerful computer hardware, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been vastly used by researches and scientists to investigate flow behavior and its properties. The cost of CFD simulation is very small compared to the experimental arsenal as test facilities and wind-tunnels. In the last years many CFD commercial packages were developed and some of them possess prominence in industry and academia. However, some specific CFD calculations are particular cases and sometimes ne...

  6. 全尺寸单排翅管耦合换热的异步CFD模拟%Asynchronous CFD Simulation for Conjugate Heat Exchange of Full-size Single Row Finned Tube

    白焰; 邓慧; 李欣欣; 张东明


    The single-row flat wave finned tube is widely applied as the unit tube by the direct air cooled condenser in power plants. Caused by the complicated body geometry in fin side, the vapour condensation involving phase transition, and the heat transfer from vapour zone to air zone conjugating on several interfaces, using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) method to simulate the heat transfer in both the vapour channel and the cooling air channel simultaneously, many challenges are encountered. A mathematical model to simulate the condensation of water vapour was developed counting the interfacial shear stress, the heat balance conditions on the interfacial boundaries of the conjugate heat were presented as well as the method to calculate the conjugate heat. The numerical simulation for the full-size finned tube was carefully separated to 282 CFD modules which share same boundaries each other. Based on the 282 CFD modules, the asynchronous strategy to calculate the conjugate heat of the finned tube in overall scale was successfully carried out. The results from the CFD simulations agree very well with the experimental results, which validates the proposed condensation model, also show the great potential of the asynchronous CFD approach as an effective tool for the full-size finned tube to predict the heat transfer in both sides. Based on the CFD results, the characteristics of flow field was also investigated in terms of both the cooling air and the vapour.%火电厂空冷凝汽器普遍使用单排蛇形翅管作为换热器基管.由于蛇形翅管翅侧几何特征复杂,管内凝结有相变相随,蒸汽到空气的传热经过多个耦合面,用计算流体动力学(computational fluid dynamics,CFD)同步模拟翅管双侧换热,存在很多困难.提出液膜表面剪切力条件下的管内冷凝模型,分析蒸汽至空气的耦合换热过程和换热面平衡条件,给出耦合换热量的计算方法.将全尺寸翅管换热的数值模拟分解成282个

  7. CFD simulation and verification of heat exchanger characteristic for single well cycling groundwater heat pump%单井循环地下水源热泵换热特性CFD模拟与验证

    宋伟; 倪龙; 姚杨


    针对单井循环地下换热系统CFD模拟研究的不足,建立了该系统多区域耦合的CFD模型用于研究其地下水流动和换热特性。结果表明,循环单井、抽灌同井和填砾抽灌同井CFD模型的抽水温度和含水层特征点温度模拟结果均与试验测试结果吻合较好,3种热源井25 min的累计取热量相对误差分别为12.1%、3.0%和8.2%。所建立的3种热源井CFD模型可以用于分析和预测实际单井循环地下换热系统中热源井特性、含水层流场和温度场的变化情况,并能提供较为准确的模拟数据。%Ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems are considered as an ideal approach to heat and cool building, due to their attractive advantages of high efficiency, low carbon emission and using renewable energy instead of electricity for heating and cooling. Many projects have been applied in residential and commercial buildings successfully. Single well groundwater heat pump (SWGWHP) systems are new member of GSHP system, which become increasingly popular for use because of their economic advantages. In general, SWGWHP systems included three different variations, i.e. standing column well (SCW) system, pumping & recharging well (PRW) system, and pumping & recharging well filled with gravel (PRWFG) system. Although there are some theoretical and experimental researches on SWGWHP systems, there are not many researches on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation about flow and thermal performance in these systems. CFD are well known for their capability to carry out in-depth analysis of fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer and several other related issues. They provide numerical solutions of partial differential equations governing fluid flow and heat transfer in a discretized form. CFD employs a very simple principle of resolving the entire system in small cells or grids and applying governing equations on these discrete elements to find numerical solutions regarding

  8. 双级膨胀腔消声器声学与阻力特性的CFD仿真分析%Simulative Analysis of Acoustic Attenuation and Flow Resistance Characteristics of a Double Expansion Chamber Silencer Using CFD Approach

    苏胜利; 汪利; 卢兆刚; 鲁民月


    使用二维轴对称时域CFD法计算双级膨胀腔消声器在无流和有流条件下的声衰减性能,并与实测结果进行比较。由于时域方法在计算中可以考虑复杂气流流动和介质粘性的影响,因而可以比较准确地预测双级膨胀腔消声器的传递损失。基于定常流动模型,使用Fluent软件预测双级膨胀腔消声器的压力损失,CFD计算结果与实验测量结果吻合良好。%The axisymmetric time-domain CFD method is employed to calculate the acoustic attenuation performance of a double expansion chamber silencer without and with air flow. The prediction results are compared with the experimental measurement data. Since the influences of complex gas flow and viscosity on the sound propagation and attenuation inside the silencer are included in the time-domain CFD simulation, the time-domain CFD method can accurately predict the transmission loss of the double expansion chamber silencer. Finally, the pressure drops of the double expansion chamber silencer are calculated by means of Fluent code based on the steady flow model. The CFD predictions are found to agree well with the experimental results.

  9. CFD Simulation of the Cavitating Flow of a 3 D Twisted Hydrofoil%三维扭曲水翼空化现象CFD模拟

    张晓曦; 陈秋华


    The cavitating flow ( cavitation number is 1 . 07 ) of a 3 D twisted hydrofoil was simulated by CFD software Fluent. The Schnerr & Sauer cavitation model and RNG k⁃ε turbulence model were adopted for improving efficiency and accuracy. A vapor cavity and the local flow patterns around it were obtained. The simulating results indicate that the cavity features with the attack angle of the hydrofoil, larger attack angles causing greater probability of cavity generating. Besides, the cavity pushes upward the streamlines near the top of the hydrofoil and vortex is developed just behind it. This phenomenon leads to induced resistance to the hydrofoil, and unsteady size and shape of the cavity, even shedding of the cavity, because of the instable movements of the vortex. The research provides a basis for the unsteady characteristic of twisted hydrofoil.%为研究三维扭曲水翼在空化数σ=1.07时的空化现象,以CFD方法为手段,利用Fluent软件中的Schnerr and Sauer空化两相流模型和RNG k-ε湍流模型对Twist-N11扭曲水翼进行了模拟,得到了空泡形态及空泡周围流场细节.分析发现空泡的产生和大小与水翼各断面的攻角有关,攻角越大,产生空泡的可能性就越大.由于空泡的存在,水翼上表面的流线被抬高,并且在空泡后形成了回流漩涡区.这种现象一方面会增大水翼的阻力,另一方面漩涡的不稳定演化会进一步影响空泡的大小和形态,甚至可能导致空泡脱落.本研究可为扭曲水翼的非定常空化特性研究提供有力基础.

  10. 龙卷风风场特性的CFD数值模拟%CFD numerical simulation of tornado wind field characteristics

    徐枫; 肖仪清; 李波; 欧进萍


    基于计算流体动力学方法建立了龙卷风发生装置的数值计算模型,对具有单涡结构的龙卷风风场特性进行了研究.分析了切向风速沿径向和高度的分布规律,并将切向速度沿径向的分布与Rankin涡模型和参数化气旋模型理论公式进行对比,验证龙卷风风场数值模拟结果的合理性.进一步研究了入口风速和入口角度改变对龙卷风风场特性的影响,并给出了各个数值计算模型近地面核心半径、最大切向风速和涡流比,进而可以获得不同尺度和不同强度的龙卷风风场.该方法为龙卷风风场模拟提供了新的研究途径,并可应用于建筑物的抗龙卷风设计研究.%Based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD,a numerical model of tornado generator was established and the characteristics of tornado wind field with a single vortex structure were studied.Radial and altitudinal distributions of the tangential velocity were presented,and the comparison of the radial distribution of tangential velocity with the theoretical formulas of Rankine vortex model and parameterized cyclone model was conducted,so as to verify the rationality of the numerical simulation results of tornado wind field.Influences on characteristics of tornado wind field were further studied by changing the inlet angle and velocity magnitude.The parameters of each numerical calculation model were given,which include core radius,maximum tangential velocity and swirl ratio near surface.Therefore,the tornado-like wind field with different intensities and scales was obtained.The present method provides a new approach to simulate tornadoes and can be used for study on tornado-resistant building designs.

  11. Improved interpretation and validation of CFD predictions

    Popiolek, Z.; Melikov, Arsen Krikor


    The mean velocity in rooms predicted by CFD simulations based on RANS equations differs from the mean (in time) magnitude of the velocity, i.e. the mean speed, in rooms measured by low velocity thermal anemometers with omnidirectional sensor. This discrepancy results in incorrect thermal comfort ...

  12. CFD Computations on Multi-GPU Configurations.

    Menon, Sandeep; Perot, Blair


    Programmable graphics processors have shown favorable potential for use in practical CFD simulations -- often delivering a speed-up factor between 3 to 5 times over conventional CPUs. In recent times, most PCs are supplied with the option of installing multiple GPUs on a single motherboard, thereby providing the option of a parallel GPU configuration in a shared-memory paradigm. We demonstrate our implementation of an unstructured CFD solver using a set up which is configured to run two GPUs in parallel, and discuss its performance details.

  13. On the relevance of structure preservation to simulations of muscle actuated movements.

    Maas, Ramona; Siebert, Tobias; Leyendecker, Sigrid


    In this work, we implement a typical nonlinear Hill-type muscle model in a structure-preserving simulation framework and investigate the differences to standard simulations of muscle-actuated movements with MATLAB/Simulink. The latter is a common tool to solve dynamical problems, in particular, in biomechanic investigations. Despite the simplicity of the examples used for comparison, it becomes obvious that the MATLAB/Simulink integrators artificially loose or gain energy and angular momentum during dynamic simulations. The relative energy error of the MATLAB/Simulink integrators related to a very low actual muscle work can naturally reach large values, even higher than 100%. But also during periods with large muscle work, the relative energy error reaches up to 2%. Even in simulations with very small time steps, energy and angular momentum errors are still present using MATLAB/Simulink and can (at least partially) be responsible for phase errors in long-term simulations. This typical behaviour of commercial integrators is known to increase for more complex models or for computations with larger time steps, whose use is crucial for efficiency, especially in the context of optimal control simulations. In contrast to that, time-stepping schemes being derived from a discrete variational principle yield discrete analogues of the Euler-Lagrange equations and Noethers theorem. This ensures that the structure of the system is preserved, i.e. the simulation results are symplectic and momentum consistent and exhibit a good energy behaviour (no drift).

  14. Calculations of hydrogen transport for the simulation of a Sbo in the NPP-L V using the code CFD GASFLOW; Calculos de transporte de hidrogeno para la simulacion de un SBO en la CNLV usando el codigo CFD GASFLOW

    Gomez T, A. M.; Xolocostli M, V. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Lopez M, R.; Filio L, C.; Mugica R, C. A. [Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias, Dr. Jose Ma. Barragan No. 779, Col. Narvarte, 03020 Mexico D. F. (Mexico); Royl, P., E-mail: [Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Consultor, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz, D-76344 Eggenstein -Leopoldshafen, Karlsruhe (Germany)


    The scenario of electric power total loss in the nuclear power plant of Laguna Verde (NPP-L V) has been analyzed using the code MELCOR previously, until reaching fault conditions of the primary container. A mitigation measure to avoid the loss of the primary contention is the realization of a venting toward the secondary contention (reactor building), however this measure bears the potential explosions occurrence risk when the hydrogen accumulated in the primary container with the oxygen of the reactor building atmosphere reacting. In this work a scenario has been supposed that considers the mentioned venting when the pressure of 4.5 kg/cm{sup 2} is reached in the primary container. The information for the hydrogen like an entrance fact is obtained of the MELCOR results and the hydrogen transport in both contentions is analyzed with the code CFD GASFLOW that allows predicting the detailed distribution of the hydrogen volumetric concentration and the possible detonation of flammability conditions in the reactor building. The results show that the venting will produce detonation conditions in the venting level (level 33) and flammability in the level of the recharge floor. The methodology here described constitutes the base of a detailed calculation system of this type of phenomena that can use to make safety evaluations in the NPP-L V on scenarios that include gases transport. (Author)

  15. Gas explosion prediction using CFD models

    Niemann-Delius, C.; Okafor, E. [RWTH Aachen Univ. (Germany); Buhrow, C. [TU Bergakademie Freiberg Univ. (Germany)


    A number of CFD models are currently available to model gaseous explosions in complex geometries. Some of these tools allow the representation of complex environments within hydrocarbon production plants. In certain explosion scenarios, a correction is usually made for the presence of buildings and other complexities by using crude approximations to obtain realistic estimates of explosion behaviour as can be found when predicting the strength of blast waves resulting from initial explosions. With the advance of computational technology, and greater availability of computing power, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools are becoming increasingly available for solving such a wide range of explosion problems. A CFD-based explosion code - FLACS can, for instance, be confidently used to understand the impact of blast overpressures in a plant environment consisting of obstacles such as buildings, structures, and pipes. With its porosity concept representing geometry details smaller than the grid, FLACS can represent geometry well, even when using coarse grid resolutions. The performance of FLACS has been evaluated using a wide range of field data. In the present paper, the concept of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and its application to gas explosion prediction is presented. Furthermore, the predictive capabilities of CFD-based gaseous explosion simulators are demonstrated using FLACS. Details about the FLACS-code, some extensions made to FLACS, model validation exercises, application, and some results from blast load prediction within an industrial facility are presented. (orig.)

  16. A 3D CFD Simulation and Analysis of Flow-Induced Forces on Polymer Piezoelectric Sensors in a Chinese Liquors Identification E-Nose.

    Gu, Yu; Wang, Yang-Fu; Li, Qiang; Liu, Zu-Wu


    Chinese liquors can be classified according to their flavor types. Accurate identification of Chinese liquor flavors is not always possible through professional sommeliers' subjective assessment. A novel polymer piezoelectric sensor electric nose (e-nose) can be applied to distinguish Chinese liquors because of its excellent ability in imitating human senses by using sensor arrays and pattern recognition systems. The sensor, based on the quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) principle is comprised of a quartz piezoelectric crystal plate sandwiched between two specific gas-sensitive polymer coatings. Chinese liquors are identified by obtaining the resonance frequency value changes of each sensor using the e-nose. However, the QCM principle failed to completely account for a particular phenomenon: we found that the resonance frequency values fluctuated in the stable state. For better understanding the phenomenon, a 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation using the finite volume method is employed to study the influence of the flow-induced forces to the resonance frequency fluctuation of each sensor in the sensor box. A dedicated procedure was developed for modeling the flow of volatile gas from Chinese liquors in a realistic scenario to give reasonably good results with fair accuracy. The flow-induced forces on the sensors are displayed from the perspective of their spatial-temporal and probability density distributions. To evaluate the influence of the fluctuation of the flow-induced forces on each sensor and ensure the serviceability of the e-nose, the standard deviation of resonance frequency value (SDF) and the standard deviation of resultant forces (SDFy) in y-direction (Fy) are compared. Results show that the fluctuations of Fy are bound up with the resonance frequency values fluctuations. To ensure that the sensor's resonance frequency values are steady and only fluctuate slightly, in order to improve the identification accuracy of Chinese liquors using

  17. CFD Simulation On CFBC Boiler

    Amol S. Kinkar; G. M. Dhote; R.R. Chokkar


    Abstract Heavy industrialization amp modernization of society demands in increasing of power cause to research amp develop new technology amp efficient utilization of existing power units. Variety of sources are available for power generation such as conventional sources like thermal hydro nuclear and renewable sources like wind tidal biomass geothermal amp solar. Out of these most common amp economical way for producing the power is by thermal power stations. Various industrial boilers plays...

  18. Perspective: Selected benchmarks from commercial CFD codes

    Freitas, C.J. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States). Computational Mechanics Section


    This paper summarizes the results of a series of five benchmark simulations which were completed using commercial Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) codes. These simulations were performed by the vendors themselves, and then reported by them in ASME`s CFD Triathlon Forum and CFD Biathlon Forum. The first group of benchmarks consisted of three laminar flow problems. These were the steady, two-dimensional flow over a backward-facing step, the low Reynolds number flow around a circular cylinder, and the unsteady three-dimensional flow in a shear-driven cubical cavity. The second group of benchmarks consisted of two turbulent flow problems. These were the two-dimensional flow around a square cylinder with periodic separated flow phenomena, and the stead, three-dimensional flow in a 180-degree square bend. All simulation results were evaluated against existing experimental data nd thereby satisfied item 10 of the Journal`s policy statement for numerical accuracy. The objective of this exercise was to provide the engineering and scientific community with a common reference point for the evaluation of commercial CFD codes.

  19. A comparison of the CFD simulation results in 5 x 5 sub-channels with mixing grids using different turbulence models

    Yang, L.X.; Zhou, M.J.; Chao, Y.M. [Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China). School of Mechanical Electronic and Control Engineering


    We evaluated the performance of various turbulence models, including eddy viscosity models and Reynolds stress models, when analyzing rod bundles in fuel assemblies using the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method. The models were assessed by calculating the pressure drop and Nusselt numbers in 5 x 5 rod bundles using the CFD software ANSYS CFX. Comparisons between the numerical and experimental results, as well as the swirl factor, cross-flow factor, and turbulence intensity utilized to evaluate the swirling and cross-flow, were used to analyze the inner relationship between the flow field and heat transfer. These comparisons allow the selection of the most appropriate turbulence model for modeling flow features and heat transfer in rod bundles.

  20. Haemodynamic imaging of thoracic stent-grafts by computational fluid dynamics (CFD): presentation of a patient-specific method combining magnetic resonance imaging and numerical simulations

    Midulla, Marco; Pruvo, Jean-Pierre [University Hospital of Lille, Cardiovascular Radiology, Lille (France); Moreno, Ramiro; Rousseau, Herve [Rangueil University Hospital, Radiology, Toulouse (France); University of Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, INSERM/UMR 1048 Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Toulouse (France); Baali, Adil; Negre-Salvayre, Anne [University of Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, INSERM/UMR 1048 Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases, Toulouse (France); Chau, Ming [ASA, Advanced Solutions Accelerator, University of Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, Montpellier (France); Nicoud, Franck [University Montpellier II - CNRS UMR 5149 I3M, CC 051, Montpellier (France); Haulon, Stephan [University Hospital of Lille, Vascular Surgery, Lille (France)


    In the last decade, there was been increasing interest in finding imaging techniques able to provide a functional vascular imaging of the thoracic aorta. The purpose of this paper is to present an imaging method combining magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to obtain a patient-specific haemodynamic analysis of patients treated by thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). MRI was used to obtain boundary conditions. MR angiography (MRA) was followed by cardiac-gated cine sequences which covered the whole thoracic aorta. Phase contrast imaging provided the inlet and outlet profiles. A CFD mesh generator was used to model the arterial morphology, and wall movements were imposed according to the cine imaging. CFD runs were processed using the finite volume (FV) method assuming blood as a homogeneous Newtonian fluid. Twenty patients (14 men; mean age 62.2 years) with different aortic lesions were evaluated. Four-dimensional mapping of velocity and wall shear stress were obtained, depicting different patterns of flow (laminar, turbulent, stenosis-like) and local alterations of parietal stress in-stent and along the native aorta. A computational method using a combined approach with MRI appears feasible and seems promising to provide detailed functional analysis of thoracic aorta after stent-graft implantation. (orig.)

  1. CFD simulation and experimental investigation of the copper solvent extraction in a pilot plant pulsed packed column in Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex

    Mirzaie, Maryam; Sarrafi, Amir; Hashemipour, Hasan; Baghaie, Ali; Molaeinasab, Mehdi


    Present work deals with the development of a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model for investigate the extraction of copper from leach solution with the Lix84-I. The model is based on Eulerian-Eulerian two phase equations in conjunction with the realizable k-ɛ model for turbulence. Population balance modeling (PBM) is used to describe the dynamics of the time and space variation of droplet sizes in the column. The PBM equation is solved using the class method. The mass transfer is the important parameters which can improve the performance of pulsed column and changes widely with the variation in the droplet number density. Valid empirical correlations were implemented to the CFD model for mass transfer coefficients by user defined functions. To validate the model, the results of CFD model and experimental measurements were compared and there was a good agreement between them. The effects of flow rates and intensity of pulsation on the yield of copper extraction and entrainment of the organic phase were studied. The results shown that increasing the phase ratio (the flow rate of organic phase/aqueous phase) from 0.5 to 1.75, caused yield of copper extraction from leach solution increased from 31 to 91%. The organic entrainment increased with increasing the pulse intensity and phase flow rates. Additionally, the results show that the performance of the pulsed packed column for copper extraction is reasonable.

  2. An Overview of Verification and Validation Methodology for CFD Simulation of Ship Hydrodynamics%船舶CFD不确定度分析方法述评



    There was a consensus for the terminology and methodology for verification and validation in Computational Fluid Dynamics (V&V in CFD), however, the detailed procedure for verification is still a matter of an ongoing discussion and CFD users community are more or less confused with application of those recommended procedures. In this paper, a review of the AIAA (1998) Guidelines[4] and ASME (2009) Standard[6] for V&V in CFD is presented, focusing on definitions and equations for the quantitative assessment of numerical uncertainty by solution verification. As comparison, the ITTC procedures for V&V in CFD and the latest practices in ITTC community are also briefly summarized. Some proposals for CFD application in practical prediction of ship hydrodynamics are put forward, aiming at developing the best practices for a specific application.%船舶CFD技术已越来越显示其"数值水池"的巨大潜力和广阔前景;CFD的不确定度分析也就成为"数值水池"实用化的技术瓶颈之一.以"量值溯源"为基础的测量不确定分析方法体系(如ISO-GUM)并不适用于数值模拟.自AIAA于1998年发布"CFD不确定度分析导则"以来,关于CFD不确定度分析的技术术语和定义已逐步取得统一.2009年ASME发布了"CFD不确定度分析标准"并成为美国标准,必将有力地推动CFD不确定度分析的广泛应用和方法统一.文中首先对AIAA和ASME方法进行了综述,重点评述了"数值计算不确定度"(numerical uncertainty)的评定方法;其后,对ITTC现有规程(2008年修订)以及最新进展进行了简要的总结.文中还对如何将CFD不确定分析与船舶CFD实际应用相结合的问题给出了初步建议.

  3. CFD simulation in emptying tanks for calculating submergence in the case of storage tanks, the CFD simulation is based on the modeling of the suction nozzle which affects the study and final part of the storage tank; Aplicacion de simulacion CFD en el analisis del vaciado de tanques de almacenamiento para determinacion del nivel de sumergencia

    Arranz Iglesias, J.; Gavilan Moreno, C.; Sarti Fernandez, F.


    The study consists in simulating the emptying of the tank when the water level is near the level of the suction nozzle. The objective pursued is to detect the harmful phenomena that may occur in aspiration, ranging from the appearance of vortices and bubble formation to excessive fluid accelerations. (Author)

  4. CFD simulation and optimization of airflow field in industrial tunnel dryer with different blowing designs%不同进风方案下隧道烘干窑热风流场CFD模拟和优化

    师建芳; 吴中华; 刘清; 娄正; 赵玉强; 朱明


    隧道烘干窑内同一横截面的热风均匀性影响着物料干燥均匀性和产品质量,而烘干窑入口风速分布直接影响着窑内热风流场的均匀分布。为了解决单一风机直进风隧道烘干窑存在的风速不均匀问题,提出了多种进风结构设想,并利用计算流体力学方法对实际生产的隧道窑进风流场进行数值模拟,研究3种不同的进风方案(4风机、6风机和9风机)对隧道窑内热风流场均匀性的影响。模拟结果表明:6风机方案下隧道窑入口处进风均匀,热风扩散距离短,窑内热风流场整体均匀性较佳,综合性价比最高。研究结果为隧道窑入口进风的设计提供参考。%The tunnel dryers with direct blowing are widely applied to dry agricultural products in Chinese rural area. While in practice, the existing single fan blowing designs were found to cause a non-uniform gas velocity distribution inside the tunnel, which results in a non-homogeneous drying quality of the dried product. To address this problem, a multiple fans blowing design concept was proposed in this paper and its feasibility was evaluated by using the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling method. In this paper, the CFD model was developed to simulate the cold flow field inside the tunnel dryer and thus the drying process was ignored at the present stage. The self-developed CFD model consisted of governing equations and suitable boundary conditions. The governing equations comprised of the mass, momentum conservation ones, the K-epison turbulent ones. The boundary conditions were set according to the actual operation conditions of the tunnel dryer and included the velocity inlet, pressure outlet, and non-slip boundary ones. The mathematical model was solved using a commercial CFD software-Fluent 6.3. The flow field inside an industrial tunnel dryer with a single fan blowing used for the drying of cowpeas was measured experimentally and simulated

  5. CFD simulation for atomic layer deposition on large scale ceramic membranes%大尺寸陶瓷膜原子层沉积过程的CFD模拟

    朱明; 汪勇


    Ceramic membranes are widely used in liquid filtration for their superior chemical resistance, temperature stability and mechanical robustness. Their performance can be further improved by surface modifications, such as liquid phase reactions, which are typically too complicated to control. Atomic layer deposition (ALD), a deposition technique of self-limiting gas/solid phase chemical reactions for growing atomic scale thin films, has been extremely useful for precisely regulating nanoscale pore structures, especially modification and functionalization of porous separation membranes. Most existing ALD equipment are designed for silicon wafer substrate in semiconductor industry, thus design optimization on ALD processes of both precursor flow and surface reactions are needed for application in large-scale ceramic membranes. Computerized fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling was used to investigate ALD process on 1-meter-long single-channeled ceramic membrane by considering both boundary conditions and surface chemical reactions of two precursors pulsed alternatively into the channel. The simulations fitted well with the experimental data at average difference of 1.69% and thus an ALD model for two-way alternatively pulsed rotation was proposed, which would be very helpful in equipment design and process optimization of ALD for large scale ceramic membranes.%陶瓷膜具有耐高温、耐酸碱、强度高等优点,在液体分离领域得到了广泛应用。对陶瓷膜进行表面改性,可进一步提升其性能,但基于表面化学反应的改性方法工艺过程复杂,难于控制。原子层沉积(atomic layer deposition,ALD)是基于表面自限制化学反应过程的气固相薄膜沉积技术,可以在纳米尺度精确调控孔道结构,特别适用于多孔分离膜的改性和功能化。目前尚无适用于大尺寸陶瓷膜的ALD设备,需要对ALD过程进行专门的优化设计。通过CFD模型对1 m长的单通道陶瓷膜的ALD

  6. Research on structure of steam injector based on CFD numerical simulation%基于CFD数值模拟的蒸汽喷射器结构研究

    王立慧; 赵龙; 张学建; 张裕中


    比较分析了管式换热器、板式换热器和刮板式换热器的应用及区别,对用于高黏稠物料蒸煮杀菌的蒸汽喷射装置的原理及应用进行了探讨。基于计算流体动力学(computational fluid dynamics,CFD)的数值模拟方法对不同结构蒸汽喷射装置的速度场、温度场和压力场分布情况进行研究。结果表明,螺旋导柱结构对蒸汽喷射器内部速度、温度场分布有较大影响,螺旋导柱位于混合区中间时喷射器内部温度、速度分布情况优于其位于混合区内部和外部时,蒸汽喷射孔的位置分布对消除原有蒸汽喷射器内部“死区”有明显作用,解决“死区”问题会导致物料流泵送功率有少量增加,但喷射器效率提升相比泵送功率增加更具有实用意义。研究结果为进一步改进蒸汽喷射器结构和提升喷射器的工作效率可提供必要的理论依据。%This paper discussed the applications of paper tube heat exchanger,plate heat exchanger and scraping plate heat exchanger,in order to explore the principles and applications of steam jet device in thermal sterilization for high viscous materials. The velocity field,temperature field and stress field in different steam jet devices were analyzed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) numerical simulation method. The results showed that the helical guide pillar had a big confluence on the distribution of the velocity field and temperature field in the steam injector. The velocity field and temperature field would have a better distribution when the helical guide pillar was in the center of the dilution zone. Changing the location of the spray-hole was visible to eliminate the“dead zone”in the customary steam injector. The resolving of dead zone will lead to a little increase in transporting power of pump,but the improvement of jet efficiency was more significant than the increase in transporting power of pump. The results could

  7. CFD validation of the thermal comfort in a room using draft rates


    Air temperature and velocity are the two main factors affecting the thermal comfort indoors. These two values can be easily obtained using computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations together with the turbulence kinetic energy value. This paper evaluates methods of calculating thermal comfort indices using CFD. Simulated results are compared against experimental data measured in a purpose build full-scale model room. The results show that CFD data can reliably predict thermal comfort values...

  8. Application of Simple CFD Models in Smoke Ventilation Design

    Brohus, Henrik; Nielsen, Peter Vilhelm; la Cour-Harbo, Hans


    The paper examines the possibilities of using simple CFD models in practical smoke ventilation design. The aim is to assess if it is possible with a reasonable accuracy to predict the behaviour of smoke transport in case of a fire. A CFD code mainly applicable for “ordinary” ventilation design...... uses a standard k-ε turbulence model. Simulations comprise both steady-state and dynamic approaches. Several boundary conditions are tested. Finally, the paper discusses the prospects of simple CFD models in smoke ventilation design including the inherent limitations....

  9. Numerical simulation and analysis of mould filling process in lost foam casting

    Jiang Junxia


    Full Text Available In lost foam casting (LFC the foam pattern is the key criterion, and the filling process is crucial to ensure the high quality of the foam pattern. Filling which lacks uniformity and denseness will cause various defects and affect the surface quality of the casting. The infl uential factors of the fi lling process are realized in this research. Optimization of the fi lling process, enhancement of effi ciency, decrease of waste, etc., are obtained by the numerical simulation of the fi lling process using a computer.The equations governing the dense gas-solid two-phase flow are established, and the physical significance of each equation is discussed. The Euler/Lagrange numerical model is used to simulate the fluid dynamic characteristics of the dense two-phase fl ow during the mould fi lling process in lost foam casting. The experiments and numerical results showed that this method can be a very promising tool in the mould fi lling simulation of beads' movement.

  10. Study on Numerical Simulation of Wind Energy Resources Based on WRF and CFD Models%基于WRF和CFD软件结合的风能资源数值模拟试验研究

    方艳莹; 徐海明; 朱蓉; 王鹏; 何晓凤; Didier Delaunay; 付斌; 王黎


    运用中尺度数值模式WRF与法国CFD软件MeteodynwT相结合的方法(WRF/WT),进行了广东省海陵岛地区的水平分辨率100m×100m的风能资源数值模拟试验,采用海陵岛上7座测风塔观测资料对WRF/WT模式的模拟风场进行误差检验,并与WRF/WAsP模式系统对单点风能参数模拟误差进行对比,研究WRF/WT模式系统在风电场微观选址和分散式风电开发利用中应用的可行性。结果表明:中尺度模式与CFD软件结合的数值模拟方法对区域风能资源分布趋势的模拟比单纯应用CFD软件更准确;WRF/WT模式系统应用于复杂地形风能资源数值模拟评估是可行的,其对区域风能资源参数分布模拟的准确率与WRF/WAsP对2km范围内风能资源参数模拟的准确率相当;WRF/WT模式系统在风速频率分布不满足Weibull分布的情况下和陡峭地形条件下有较好的模拟效果,相对WRF/wAsP有明显优势。今后需进一步研究中尺度模式与CFD软件的衔接方法,以及对中尺度模式模拟结果的误差订正。%A combined model system (WRF/WT) of the mesoscale model WRF and the Meteodyn WT, a CFD model from France, was carried out the numerical simulation experiments of regional wind resources over Hailing Island of Guangdong Province with a horizontal resolution of 100 m × 100 m. The observa- tional data from 7 wind towers in Hailing Island were used to test the results modeled by WRF/WT, and compared with the simulated errors to the single-point wind parameters, thus studying the feasibility of WRF/WT model system in micro-siting for wind farm and the application of distributed development of wind power and utilization. The results showed that, the combined model system of mesoscale model and CFD model in simulating the trends of the regional wind energy resource distribution is more accurate than CFD model used only~ the WRF/WT model system used in complex terrain for wind

  11. Improved Stiff ODE Solvers for Combustion CFD

    Imren, A.; Haworth, D. C.


    Increasingly large chemical mechanisms are needed to predict autoignition, heat release and pollutant emissions in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of in-cylinder processes in compression-ignition engines and other applications. Calculation of chemical source terms usually dominates the computational effort, and several strategies have been proposed to reduce the high computational cost associated with realistic chemistry in CFD. Central to most strategies is a stiff ordinary differential equation (ODE) solver to compute the change in composition due to chemical reactions over a computational time step. Most work to date on stiff ODE solvers for computational combustion has focused on backward differential formula (BDF) methods, and has not explicitly considered the implications of how the stiff ODE solver couples with the CFD algorithm. In this work, a fresh look at stiff ODE solvers is taken that includes how the solver is integrated into a turbulent combustion CFD code, and the advantages of extrapolation-based solvers in this regard are demonstrated. Benefits in CPU time and accuracy are demonstrated for homogeneous systems and compression-ignition engines, for chemical mechanisms that range in size from fewer than 50 to more than 7,000 species.

  12. Prediction of Wing Downwash Using CFD

    Mohammed MAHDI


    Full Text Available Wing downwash study and estimation of downwash effect on the tail plane is an important task during the aircraft design process, although a lot of papers and works has been done, but the experimental work is the most important, the progress in CFD simulation has reached to the point it is able to reduce the number of runs in the wind tunnel. In this work CFD has been utilized to calculate the downwash angle and downwash gradient with respect to the angle of attack over a high aspect ratio of a typical UAV. The results of the simulation shall be used in the estimation and calculation of the longitudinal static stability analysis of the UAV.

  13. Hybrid CFD/CAA Modeling for Liftoff Acoustic Predictions

    Strutzenberg, Louise L.; Liever, Peter A.


    This paper presents development efforts at the NASA Marshall Space flight Center to establish a hybrid Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computational Aero-Acoustics (CFD/CAA) simulation system for launch vehicle liftoff acoustics environment analysis. Acoustic prediction engineering tools based on empirical jet acoustic strength and directivity models or scaled historical measurements are of limited value in efforts to proactively design and optimize launch vehicles and launch facility configurations for liftoff acoustics. CFD based modeling approaches are now able to capture the important details of vehicle specific plume flow environment, identifY the noise generation sources, and allow assessment of the influence of launch pad geometric details and sound mitigation measures such as water injection. However, CFD methodologies are numerically too dissipative to accurately capture the propagation of the acoustic waves in the large CFD models. The hybrid CFD/CAA approach combines the high-fidelity CFD analysis capable of identifYing the acoustic sources with a fast and efficient Boundary Element Method (BEM) that accurately propagates the acoustic field from the source locations. The BEM approach was chosen for its ability to properly account for reflections and scattering of acoustic waves from launch pad structures. The paper will present an overview of the technology components of the CFD/CAA framework and discuss plans for demonstration and validation against test data.

  14. The role of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) in hair science.

    Spicka, Peter; Grald, Eric


    The use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) as a virtual prototyping tool is widespread in the consumer packaged goods industry. CFD refers to the calculation on a computer of the velocity, pressure, and temperature and chemical species concentrations within a flowing liquid or gas. Because the performance of manufacturing equipment and product designs can be simulated on the computer, the benefit of using CFD is significant time and cost savings when compared to traditional physical testing methods. CFD has been used to design, scale-up and troubleshoot mixing tanks, spray dryers, heat exchangers and other process equipment. Recently, computer models of the capillary wicking process inside fibrous structures have been added to CFD software. These models have been used to gain a better understanding of the absorbent performance of diapers and feminine protection products. The same models can also be used to represent the movement of shampoo, conditioner, colorants and other products through the hair and scalp. In this paper, we provide an introduction to CFD and show some examples of its application to the manufacture of consumer products. We also provide sonic examples to show the potential of CFD for understanding the performance of products applied to the hair and scalp.

  15. CFD Applications in Energy and Environment Sectors: Volume 1

    Maher A.R. Sadiq Al-Baghdadi and Hashim R. Abdol Hamid


    Full Text Available Chapter 1: Simulation and Modelling of Oxygen Coal Combustion with Flue Gas Recirculation. Chaouki Ghenai Chapter 2: The Choice of the Best Air Distribution Concept in Air-Conditioned Auditorium by Means of CFD Numerical Prediction. Barbara Lipska, Piotr Koper Chapter 3: CFD Applications in Natural Ventilation of Buildings and Air Quality Dispersion. N. Nikolopoulos, A. Nikolopoulos, I. Papadakis, K.-S. P. Nikas Chapter 4: CFD Modeling of Air Pollutant Transport and Dispersion. Labovský Juraj, Jelemenský Ľudovít Chapter 5: CFD Modeling of Multiphase Flow in Environmental Engineering. Masroor Mohajerani, Mehrab Mehrvar, Farhad Ein-Mozaffari Chapter 6: CFD Study on the Roles of Trees on Airflow and Pollutant Dispersion within Urban Street Canyons. Salim Mohamed Salim, Andrew Chan, Riccardo Buccolieri, Silvana Di Sabatino Chapter 7: Energy Efficiency and Air Quality in Hospitals Design. Essam E. Khalil Chapter 8: Application of CFD in Pulverized Fuel Combustion. M. Tayyeb Javed, Tahira Sultana Chapter 9: A Heat Transfer Model For Fluids Based on Cellular Automaton Application to an Air Conditioning of A Building. Andrés Saiz Martínez Chapter 10: CFD Application in Power Plants. Essam E. Khalil Chapter 11: Analysis and Computation of the Heat Charge/Discharge Behavior in Packed Bed Thermal Storage Systems. Pei-Wen Li, Jon Van Lew, Wafaa Karaki, Cho Lik Chan, Jake Stephens

  16. CFD simulation and energy efficient analysis of stratified cleaning in large-space clean factory buildings%高大洁净厂房分层净化CFD模拟与节能性分析

    董秀芳; 肖武; 赵彬


    分析了高大洁净厂房的空间特点、使用时间特点、净化负荷特点,提出了在高度上分层的净化空调方案.采用CFD模拟了某高大洁净厂房采用分层净化空调时的气流组织,浓度场、温度场的模拟结果表明,该方案适用于高大洁净厂房.%Analyses the characteristics of space, service time and cleaning load in the building, and provides the stratified cleaning air conditioning scheme. Simulates the air distribution of stratified cleaning air conditioning in a large-space clean factory building with CFD. The concentration and temperature fields obtained show that the stratified cleaning air conditioning scheme suits for large-space clean factory buildings.

  17. 玻璃熔窑中玻璃液流动的三维CFD数值模拟%Three-dimensional CFD Numerical Simulation of Flow Field of Glass Melt in Glass Melting Furnace

    耿铁; 任清海


    本文以某连通式横火焰玻璃熔窑为例,利用商用CFD软件,在运行工况下,对某连通式横火焰玻璃熔窑内玻璃液的温度场与速度场进行了数值模拟,为提高玻璃窑炉的运行与设计水平提供理论依据,弥补了单纯依靠技术工人的经验设计的不足.%Taking a cross-connected-type glass melting furnace for example, the flow field of glass metal in glass melting furnace is simulated by the commercial CFD software fluent. It provide a theoretical basis about designing of good operating performance and controllability glass melting furnace, and also made up the defect of experience design of technician.

  18. Investigating of the Effect of Rectangular and Trapezium Cross Section of Gating System by CFD Simulation in Cooling of Aluminium Alloy in a Permanent Mould Casting

    N. A. Chowdhury


    Full Text Available This paper presents a systemic study of the effect of different cross section of gate in permanent mould casting of aluminium alloy. To ensure best quality of the product the mould cavity must be filled with clean metal in a controlled manner to ensure smooth, uniform and complete filling. A gating system controls smooth, uniform and complete filling of the cavity by the molten metal. In this paper, CFD models illustrating the effect of rectangular and trapezium cross sections of gating on cooling of Aluminium alloy in a permanent mould casting were investigated. Same hydraulic diameter was assigned for each of the cross section of gating systems. Bottom gating system is used for its low gas entrapment and less surface defect characteristics. By analyzing it has been observed that in rectangular cross section the cooling is more rapid than trapezium cross sections considered in the investigation.

  19. Degradation of pharmaceuticals in UV (LP)/H₂O₂ reactors simulated by means of kinetic modeling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

    Wols, B A; Harmsen, D J H; Wanders-Dijk, J; Beerendonk, E F; Hofman-Caris, C H M


    UV/H2O2 treatment is a well-established technique to degrade organic micropollutants. A CFD model in combination with an advanced kinetic model is presented to predict the degradation of organic micropollutants in UV (LP)/H2O2 reactors, accounting for the hydraulics, fluence rate, complex (photo)chemical reactions in the water matrix and the interactions between these processes. The model incorporates compound degradation by means of direct UV photolysis, OH radical and carbonate radical reactions. Measurements of pharmaceutical degradations in pilot-scale UV/H2O2 reactors are presented under different operating conditions. A comparison between measured and modeled degradation for a group of 35 pharmaceuticals resulted in good model predictions for most of the compounds. The research also shows that the degradation of organic micropollutants can be dependent on temperature, which is relevant for full-scale installations that are operated at different temperatures over the year.

  20. Aircraft Design Analysis, CFD And Manufacturing

    Haifa El-Sadi


    Full Text Available Aircraft design, manufacturing and CFD analysis as part of aerodynamic course, the students achieve sizing from a conceptual sketch, select the airfoil geometry and the tail geometry, calculate thrust to weight ratio and wing loading, use initial sizing and calculate the aerodynamic forces. The students design their aircraft based on the geometrical dimensions resulted from the calculations and use the model to build a prototype, test it in wind tunnel and achieve CFD analysis to be compared with the experimental results. The theory of aerodynamic is taught and applied as a project based. In this paper, the design process, aircraft manufacturing and CFD analysis are presented to show the effect of project based on student’s learning of aerodynamic course. This project based learning has improved and accelerated students understanding of aerodynamic concepts and involved students in a constructive exploration. The analysis of the aircraft resulted in a study that revolved around the lift and drag generation of this particular aircraft. As to determine the lift and drag forces generated by this plane, a model was created in Solidworks a 3-D model-rendering program. After this model was created it was 3-D printed in a reduced scale, and subjected to wind tunnel testing. The results from the wind tunnel lab experiment were recorded. For accuracy, the same 3-D model was then simulated using CFD simulation software within Solidworks and compared with the results from the wind tunnel test. The values derived from both the simulation and the wind tunnel tests were then compared with the theoretical calculations for further proof of accuracy.

  1. CFD based extraction column design-Chances and challenges

    Mark W Hlawitschka; Menwer M Attarakih; Samer S Alzyod; Hans-Jrg Bart


    This paper shows that one-dimensional (1-D) [and three-dimensional (3-D) computational fluid dynamics (CFD)] simulations can replace the state-of-the-art usage of pseudo-homogeneous dispersion or back mixing models. This is based on standardized lab-scale cel experiments for the determination of droplet rise, breakage, coalescence and mass transfer parameters in addition to a limited number of additional mini-plant experiments with original fluids. Alternatively, the hydrodynamic parameters can also be derived using more sophisticated 3-D CFD simulations. Computational 1-D modeling served as a basis to replace pilot-plant experiments in any column geometry. The combination of 3-D CFD simulations with droplet population balance models (DPBM) increased the accuracy of the hydrodynamic simulations and gave information about the local droplet size. The high computational costs can be reduced by open source CFD codes when using a flexible mesh generation. First combined simulations using a three way coupled CFD/DPBM/mass-transfer solver pave the way for a safer design of industrial-sized columns, where no correlations are available.

  2. A new methodology for the CFD uncertainty analysis

    YAO Zhen-qiu; SHEN Hong-cui; GAO Hui


    With respect to the measurement uncertainty,this paper discusses the definition,the sources,the classification and the expressions of the CFD uncertainty.Based on the orthogonal design and the statistics inference theory,a new verification and validation method and the related procedures in the CFD simulation are developed.With the method,two examples of the CFD verification and validation are studied for the drag coefficient and the nominal wake fraction,and the calculation factors and their interactions which would significantly affect the simulation results are obtained.Moreover,the sizes of all uncertainty components resulting from the controlled and un-controlled calculation factors are determined,and the optimal combination of the calculation factors is obtained by an effect estimation in the orthogonal experiment design.It is shown that the new method can be used for the verification in the CFD uncertainty analysis,and can reasonably and definitely judge the credibility of the simulative result.As for CFD simulation of the drag coefficient and the nominal wake fraction,the results predicted can be validated.Although there is still some difference between the simulation results and the experiment results,its approximate level and credibility can be accepted.

  3. Dimensioning and CFD simulation of a continuous decanter for treatment of the effluent of a thermoelectric; Dimensionamento e simulacao via CFD de um decantador continuo para tratamento do afluente de uma termeletrica

    Nascimento, Lais A.; Sarubbo, Leonie A.; Santos, Valdemir A. dos [Universidade Catolica de Pernambuco (UNICAP), Recife, PE (Brazil); Gama, Paulo H.R.P. [B and G Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento em Sistemas Eletricos S.A., Recifie, PE (Brazil); Lima Filho, Hilario J.B. de [Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, PE (Brazil)


    The simulation of phase separation of the mixture of sea water and oil products in a continuous horizontal settler was developed with aid of commercial software FLUENT, after developing a sizing program in Excel spreadsheet. The current thermoelectric power plant installed in Pernambuco - Termope, in Suape Port and Industrial Complex, with a generation capacity of 540 MW electric, sits on the banks of the port, being in a situation of considerable risk. The Termope uses seawater to cool its turbines. However, the side of said power plant is installed a large tanking park of oil products, setting up a situation of imminent spill of chemicals. The separator vessel dimensions were based on the following assumptions: continuous phase is a stagnant fluid, the drop of fluid is dispersed spherical shape and is rigid, the drops move in a laminar flow, the droplets are larger, so that the Brownian movement and can be discarded, the droplets of the dispersed phase not collide with the tank walls. The FLUENT software based on finite volume method, allowed to solve the differential equations arising from the mass conservation, momentum and energy, through the discretization of algebraic equations system, which were solved numerically. For the present work used a non-structured grid and a continuous phase model of multiphase mixture. To a dispersed phase was used a turbulence semi-empirical (k-e) model witch consisted of two transport equations. The analysis of profiles of velocity, static pressure and volume fraction of the mixture allowed the understanding of the separation process and validation of the design method for the construction of the experimental arrangement bench. (author)

  4. Numerical Simulation of the Submarine Self-Propulsion Model Based on CFD Technology%基于 CFD 的潜艇模型自航仿真分析

    杨琴; 王国栋; 张志国; 冯大奎; 王先洲


      The self-propulsion test of submarines is a key technology when evaluating its performance. In this paper,the simulation and modeling of a full appendage submarine with high-skew propeller are pre⁃sented. Particularly,the flow patterns,the thrust and torque of the propeller and the wave resistance of the submarine are obtained via three-dimensional numerical analysis. Furthermore,analysis of the hydrody⁃namic properties of the SUBOFF bare hull as well as the appended submarine reveals high consistency be⁃tween the two. It is observed that both the propeller thrust and the submarine body resistance are functions of the propeller rotating rate while the inflow velocity remains constant. Consequently,through altering the propeller rotating rate,various self-propulsion points can be determined under different inflow velocities. In brief,the proposed model provides insight into the flow pattern of full appendage submarines with 7-bladed propellers,and helps improving the overall performance and efficiency of the propeller.%  潜艇自航试验是预报和评估潜艇快速性的关键技术。采用数值模拟方法系统地研究全附体潜艇+螺旋桨的三维粘性流场和水动力特性。在对全附体 SUBOFF 模型+螺旋桨水动力特性进行仿真分析前,分别将全附体 SUBOFF 模型的阻力和敞水桨水动力特性的数值预报结果与试验数据进行比较,结果吻合较好。通过对全附体 SUBOFF 模型+螺旋桨进行仿真分析和研究,实现了全附体潜艇+螺旋桨三维流场的数值计算。在给定航速下,螺旋桨推力与艇体阻力为螺旋桨转速的函数,通过改变螺旋桨转速得到潜艇在既定航速下的自航点,仿真分析结果清晰、形象地描述了带桨全附体艇的水动力性能。

  5. CFD simulation of fixed-bed methanation reactor with double catalyst layers%双催化层固定床甲烷化反应器 CFD 模拟

    赵静; 张亚新; 冉文燊; 程源洪


    温度分布直接影响着固定床甲烷化反应器的甲烷产量和设备安全性.以年产 12.75 亿立方煤制天然气绝热甲烷化反应器为研究对象,在建立真实设备三维模型的基础上,利用 ANSYS-CFX 有限元数值模拟的方法,建立多孔介质内化学反应、热交换与质量传递的气-固两相反应器模型,获得了双段固定床甲烷化反应器内部温度、压力、速度场的分布规律及甲烷产率分布.对不同床层结构对应的特征场分布进行了探索,分析了床层结构对各特征场分布的影响,确定了床层结构优化方案,MCR 催化剂床层出口处支撑延长的结构更有利于温度场沿反应器径向的均匀分布和甲烷质量分数的提高.对反应器入口温度、空速、压力对特征参数分布的影响进行了研究,提出了针对本工艺的允许入口参数波动范围.%The temperature distribution has its influence directly on methane production and equipment safety of the fixed-bed methanation reactor. To research the adiabatic methanation reactor which can produce 1.275 billion cubic meters SNG a year, the three-dimensional entity model was set up. A gas-solid two-phase reactor model for chemical reactions, heat exchange and mass transfer in porous media was established by the software ANSYS-CFX. The internal profile of temperature, pressure and velocity field and the methane yield profile in the fixed-bed internal methanation reactor with double catalyst layers were obtained. Based on the finite element numerical simulation method, the characteristic field distributions of different bed structures were explored. The influence of the bed structure on each characteristic field profile was analyzed, and then, the structure optimization of the bed layer was determined. The structure of the end support extend model was more favorable of the temperature profile along the radial of the reactor and the improvement of the methane mass fraction. The entrance

  6. A new CFD modeling method for flow blockage accident investigations

    Fan, Wenyuan, E-mail:; Peng, Changhong, E-mail:; Chen, Yangli, E-mail:; Guo, Yun, E-mail:


    Highlights: • Porous-jump treatment is applied to CFD simulation on flow blockages. • Porous-jump treatment predicts consistent results with direct CFD treatment. • Relap5 predicts abnormal flow rate profiles in MTR SFA blockage scenario. • Relap5 fails to simulate annular heat flux in blockage case of annular assembly. • Porous-jump treatment provides reasonable and generalized CFD results. - Abstract: Inlet flow blockages in both flat and annular plate-type fuel assemblies are simulated by (Computational Fluid Dynamics) CFD and system analysis methods, with blockage ratio ranging from 60 to 90%. For all the blockage scenarios, mass flow rate of the blocked channel drops dramatically as blockage ratio increases, while mass flow rates of non-blocked channels are almost steady. As a result of over-simplifications, the system code fails to capture details of mass flow rate profiles of non-blocked channels and power redistribution of fuel plates. In order to acquire generalized CFD results, a new blockage modeling method is developed by using the porous-jump condition. For comparisons, direct CFD simulations are conducted toward postulated blockages. For the porous-jump treatment, conservative flow and heat transfer conditions are predicted for the blocked channel, while consistent predictions are obtained for non-blocked channels. Besides, flow fields in the blocked channel, asymmetric power redistributions of fuel plates, and complex heat transfer phenomena in annular fuel assembly are obtained and discussed. The present study indicates that the porous-jump condition is a reasonable blockage modeling method, which predicts generalized CFD results for flow blockages.

  7. Research on Safe Flight of the Outboard Wing Rupturing Aircraft based on CFD Simulation%基于CFD仿真的外翼断裂飞机安全飞行研究

    姚武文; 蔡开龙


    The flight of the aircraft with outboard wing rupturing is a special problem about pneumatics and flight con-trol.The analysis model about the special pneumatics problem is set up by the CFD emulation method,and the control method about outboard wing rupturing aircraft aviating safely is brought forward.By the simulation computing,the conclu-sion is gained that the opposite damage most limit of the outboard wing based on the aileron balance method is 14.2%,and the opposite damage most limit of the outboard wing based on the side flight balance method is 24.5%.It provides the refer-ence and evaluation method for the aircraft with outboard wing rupturing flying.%针对外翼断裂飞机安全飞行问题,采用CFD 仿真方法,建立了针对该特殊气动问题的分析模型,提出了外翼断裂飞机安全飞行控制方法,并通过仿真计算得到,基于副翼平衡法的外翼相对损伤极限为14.2%,基于侧飞平衡法的外翼相对损伤极限为24.5%,为战时外翼断裂飞机带伤飞行提供了参考和评估方法。

  8. Computational fluid dynamic simulation (CFD) for hydrogen emission in batteries rooms of new technologic safeguards system of nuclear power plant Vandellos II; Simulacion de dinamica de fluidos computacional (CFD) para la emision de hidrogeno en las salas de baterias de nuevo sistema de salvaguardias tecnologicas de C.N. Vandellos II

    Aleman, A.; Arino, X; Colomer, C.


    CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) technology is a powerful tool used when traditional methods of engineering are not sufficient to address the complexity of a problem and want to avoid the construction of prototypes. Natural ventilation and transport of hydrogen gas, is a problem where there are no models based on experimental data or analytical expressions that can reflect, the complex behaviour, of the fluid, but which can be addressed by use of CFD. (Author). 3 Refs.


    Lee, S.


    The Savannah River Remediation (SRR) Organization requested that Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) develop a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method to mix and blend the miscible contents of the blend tanks to ensure the contents are properly blended before they are transferred from the blend tank; such as, Tank 50H, to the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) feed tank. The work described here consists of two modeling areas. They are the mixing modeling analysis during miscible liquid blending operation, and the flow pattern analysis during transfer operation of the blended liquid. The transient CFD governing equations consisting of three momentum equations, one mass balance, two turbulence transport equations for kinetic energy and dissipation rate, and one species transport were solved by an iterative technique until the species concentrations of tank fluid were in equilibrium. The steady-state flow solutions for the entire tank fluid were used for flow pattern analysis, for velocity scaling analysis, and the initial conditions for transient blending calculations. A series of the modeling calculations were performed to estimate the blending times for various jet flow conditions, and to investigate the impact of the cooling coils on the blending time of the tank contents. The modeling results were benchmarked against the pilot scale test results. All of the flow and mixing models were performed with the nozzles installed at the mid-elevation, and parallel to the tank wall. From the CFD modeling calculations, the main results are summarized as follows: (1) The benchmark analyses for the CFD flow velocity and blending models demonstrate their consistency with Engineering Development Laboratory (EDL) and literature test results in terms of local velocity measurements and experimental observations. Thus, an application of the established criterion to SRS full scale tank will provide a better, physically-based estimate of the required mixing time, and

  10. The role of CFD computer analyses in hydrogen safety management

    Komen, Ed M.J.; Visser, Dirk C.; Roelofs, Ferry [Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG), Petten (Netherlands); Te Lintelo, Jos G.T. [N.V. Elekticiteits-Productiemaatschappij Zuid-Nederland EPZ, Borssele (Netherlands)


    The risks of hydrogen release and combustion during a severe accident in a light water reactor have attracted considerable attention after the Fukushima accident in Japan. Reliable computer analyses are needed for the optimal design of hydrogen mitigation systems. In the last decade, significant progress has been made in the development, validation, and application of more detailed, three-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations for hydrogen safety analyses. The validation status and reliability of CFD code simulations will be illustrated by validation analyses performed for experiments executed in the PANDA, THAI, and ENACCEF facilities.

  11. NASA and CFD - Making investments for the future

    Hessenius, Kristin A.; Richardson, P. F.


    From a NASA perspective, CFD is a new tool for fluid flow simulation and prediction with virtually none of the inherent limitations of other ground-based simulation techniques. A primary goal of NASA's CFD research program is to develop efficient and accurate computational techniques for utilization in the design and analysis of aerospace vehicles. The program in algorithm development has systematically progressed through the hierarchy of engineering simplifications of the Navier-Stokes equations, starting with the inviscid formulations such as transonic small disturbance, full potential, and Euler.

  12. CFD modeling and experience of waste-to-energy plant burning waste wood

    Rajh, B.; Yin, Chungen; Samec, N.


    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is being increasingly used in industry for in-depth understanding of the fundamental mixing, combustion, heat transfer and pollutant formation in combustion processes and for design and optimization of Waste-to-Energy (WtE) plants. In this paper, CFD modeling...... of waste wood combustion in a 13 MW grate-fired boiler in a WtE plant is presented. As a validation effort, the temperature profiles at a number of ports in the furnace are measured and the experimental results are compared with the CFD predictions. In the simulation, a 1D model is developed to simulate...... the conversion of the waste wood in the fuel bed on the grate, which provides the appropriate inlet boundary condition for the freeboard 3D CFD simulation. The CFD analysis reveals the detailed mixing and combustion characteristics in the waste wood-fired furnace, pinpointing how to improve the design...

  13. Numerical Simulation of Temperature Field for Lithium-ion Battery Packs in Electric Vehicle Based on CFD%基于CFD的纯电动汽车锂电池包温度场数值模拟

    刘振军; 林国发; 胡明辉; 汤桃峰


    根据传熟学的质量、动量和能量守恒定律建立了锂离子电池包的三维非稳态导热模型.采用计算流体力学(CFD)软件,对电动汽车匀速行驶且自然风冷时锂离子电池包的流场和温度场进行了数值模拟,并进行了纯电动匀速行驶时电池包的温度场测试.结果发现,模拟结果与测试结果具有较好的一致性,从而表明所建流场和温度场模型的合理性.在此基础上,对锂离子电池包散热系统的优化方案并进行了数值模拟.结果表明,优化方案可实现锂离子电池包的良好散热,使温度升幅和电池之间的温差有效降低,从而满足电动汽车对电池包的使用要求.%A three-dimensional, transient heat dissipation model was built for Lithium-ion battery package, based on the mass, momentum and energy conservation equations.With the help of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software,the model is applied to simulate numerically flow field and temperature field of the Lithium-ion battery packages when Electric Vehicle(EV) works under the uniform speed and natural air cooling situation .A temperature measurement experiment of the battery package with uniform speed and the simulation results consist well with the experimental data,which confirms the rationality of the model of the flow field and temperature field.An optimal scheme of heat dissipation is proposed and its simulation results of thermal performance are obtained.It indicates that the optimal scheme improves the thermal performance and decreases the temperature rise and temperature disuniformity among the batteries effectively, thus show that the optimal heat dissipation scheme of the battery package can satisfy the application requirements in EV.

  14. 3D-FE Modeling of 316 SS under Strain-Controlled Fatigue Loading and CFD Simulation of PWR Surge Line

    Mohanty, Subhasish [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Barua, Bipul [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Listwan, Joseph [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Majumdar, Saurin [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Natesan, Ken [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)


    In financial year 2017, we are focusing on developing a mechanistic fatigue model of surge line pipes for pressurized water reactors (PWRs). To that end, we plan to perform the following tasks: (1) conduct stress- and strain-controlled fatigue testing of surge-line base metal such as 316 stainless steel (SS) under constant, variable, and random fatigue loading, (2) develop cyclic plasticity material models of 316 SS, (3) develop one-dimensional (1D) analytical or closed-form model to validate the material models and to understand the mechanics associated with 316 SS cyclic hardening and/or softening, (4) develop three-dimensional (3D) finite element (FE) models with implementation of evolutionary cyclic plasticity, and (5) develop computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model for thermal stratification, thermal-mechanical stress, and fatigue of example reactor components, such as a PWR surge line under plant heat-up, cool-down, and normal operation with/without grid-load-following. This semi-annual progress report presents the work completed on the above tasks for a 316 SS laboratory-scale specimen subjected to strain-controlled cyclic loading with constant, variable, and random amplitude. This is the first time that the accurate 3D-FE modeling of the specimen for its entire fatigue life, including the hardening and softening behavior, has been achieved. We anticipate that this work will pave the way for the development of a fully mechanistic-computer model that can be used for fatigue evaluation of safety-critical metallic components, which are traditionally evaluated by heavy reliance on time-consuming and costly test-based approaches. This basic research will not only help the nuclear reactor industry for fatigue evaluation of reactor components in a cost effective and less time-consuming way, but will also help other safety-related industries, such as aerospace, which is heavily dependent on test-based approaches, where a single full-scale fatigue test can cost

  15. Numerical Simulation of Desulfurization Behavior in Gas-Stirred Systems Based on Computation Fluid Dynamics-Simultaneous Reaction Model (CFD-SRM) Coupled Model

    Lou, Wentao; Zhu, Miaoyong


    A computation fluid dynamics-simultaneous reaction model (CFD-SRM) coupled model has been proposed to describe the desulfurization behavior in a gas-stirred ladle. For the desulfurization thermodynamics, different models were investigated to determine sulfide capacity and oxygen activity. For the desulfurization kinetic, the effect of bubbly plume flow, as well as oxygen absorption and oxidation reactions in slag eyes are considered. The thermodynamic and kinetic modification coefficients are proposed to fit the measured data, respectively. Finally, the effects of slag basicity and gas flow rate on the desulfurization efficiency are investigated. The results show that as the interfacial reactions (Al2O3)-(FeO)-(SiO2)-(MnO)-[S]-[O] simultaneous kinetic equilibrium is adopted to determine the oxygen activity, and the Young's model with the modification coefficient R th of 1.5 is adopted to determine slag sulfide capacity, the predicted sulfur distribution ratio LS agrees well with the measured data. With an increase of the gas blowing time, the predicted desulfurization rate gradually decreased, and when the modification parameter R k is 0.8, the predicted sulfur content changing with time in ladle agrees well with the measured data. If the oxygen absorption and oxidation reactions in slag eyes are not considered in this model, then the sulfur removal rate in the ladle would be overestimated, and this trend would become more obvious with an increase of the gas flow rate and decrease of the slag layer height. With the slag basicity increasing, the total desulfurization ratio increases; however, the total desulfurization ratio changes weakly as the slag basicity exceeds 7. With the increase of the gas flow rate, the desulfurization ratio first increases and then decreases. When the gas flow rate is 200 NL/min, the desulfurization ratio reaches a maximum value in an 80-ton gas-stirred ladle.

  16. CFD simulation of cryogenic propellant tank pressure variation%低温推进剂贮箱压力变化的CFD仿真

    陈亮; 梁国柱; 魏一; 胡炜


    为预示低温推进剂贮箱在地面停放阶段的压力变化并研究贮箱内物理过程的相互作用关系,建立了包含液体推进剂和混合气体两相的二维轴对称volume of fluid(VOF)计算流体力学(CFD)模型,并引入了基于热力学平衡假设的推进剂相变模型.对实验液氢贮箱进行仿真得到的压力上升速率与实验结果相差9.1%.通过对地面加压停放阶段下的液氢和液氧贮箱的仿真发现:造成液氢贮箱压力上升的主要因素是壁面漏热对气枕的加热作用,而液氢蒸发影响更小,液氧贮箱在加压停放阶段初期明显受到液氧相变的影响.两个贮箱中液面附近的对流运动在不同的气液传热过程作用下有不同的变化趋势,对流运动会影响推进剂的相变进而影响贮箱的压力变化.

  17. Dicty_cDB: CFD712 [Dicty_cDB

    Full Text Available Representative seq. ID CFD71...2F (Link to Original site) Representative DNA sequence >CFD712 (CFD712Q) /CSM/CF/CFD7-A/CFD712Q.Seq.d/ AAAAA

  18. Efficient Cfd/csd Coupling Methods for Aeroelastic Applications

    Chen, Long; Xu, Tianhao; Xie, Jing


    A fast aeroelastic numerical simulation method using CFD/CSD coupling are developed. Generally, aeroelastic numerical simulation costs much time and significant hardware resources with CFD/CSD coupling. In this paper, dynamic grid method, full implicit scheme, parallel technology and improved coupling method are researched for efficiency simulation. An improved Delaunay graph mapping method is proposed for efficient dynamic grid deform. Hybrid grid finite volume method is used to solve unsteady flow fields. The dual time stepping method based on parallel implicit scheme is used in temporal discretization for efficiency simulation. An approximate system of linear equations is solved by the GMRES algorithm with a LU-SGS preconditioner. This method leads to a significant increase in performance over the explicit and LU-SGS implicit methods. A modification of LU-SGS is proposed to improve the parallel performance. Parallel computing overs a very effective way to improve our productivity in doing CFD/CFD coupling analysis. Improved loose coupling method is an efficiency way over the loose coupling method and tight coupling method. 3D wing's aeroelastic phenomenon is simulated by solving Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations using improved loose coupling method. The flutter boundary is calculated and agrees well with experimental data. The transonic hole is very clear in numerical simulation results.

  19. 压载水处理UV模块的CFD数值模拟及实验研究%Ballast water system of the UV sterilizer CFD numerical simulation and experimental research

    陈宁; 焦晨; 陈刚


    针对船舶压载水系统对紫外(UV)杀菌器腔体设计技术水平要求高的特点,应用计算流体动力学(CFD)方法对UV杀菌器中压载水的杀菌过程建立数值模拟模型,并以300 m3/h处理量的UV杀菌器为对象,对其内部流场进行了模拟计算,重点对水力、辐射、剂量进行了模拟分析,获得了腔体内辐射剂量分布情况,并通过生物实验来检测实验装置是否满足IMO标准。%Ultraviolet light disinfection is an important kind of sewage depth processing method.By using compu-tational fluid dynamics (CFD)methods,the internal flow field in the uv tube is simulated and computaed,using Fluent software for hydraulic,radiation,dose of simulation analysis to obtain the distribution of radiation in the cylinder.And biological experiments were done to test whether it meet the standard of IMO.


    Zhuang Fenggan


    Numerical techniques play an important role in CFD. Some of them are reviewed in this paper. The necessity of using high order difference scheme is demonstrated for the study of high Reynolds number viscous flow. Physical guide lines are provided for the construction of these high order schemes. To avoid unduly ad hoc treatment in the boundary region the use of compact scheme is recommended because it has a small stencil size compared with the traditional finite difference scheme. Besides preliminary Fourier analysis shows the compact scheme can also yield better space resolution which makes it more suitable to study flow with multiscales e.g. turbulence. Other approaches such as perturbation method and finite spectral method are also emphasized. Typical numerical simulations were carried out. The first deals with Euler equations to show its capabilities to capture flow discontinuity.The second deals with Navier-Stokes equations studying the evolution of a mixing layer, the pertinent structures at different times are shown. Asymmetric break down occurs and also the appearance of small vortices.