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Title: Unsteady simulations of the flow in a swirl generator, using OpenFOAM
Published In: International Journal of Fluid Machinery and Systems, Vol. 4, No. 1,
Description: The work shows results computed by solving the unsteady Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes equations. The unsteady method couples the rotating and stationary parts using a sliding grid interface based on a GGI formulation. Turbulence is modeled using the standard k-e model, and block structured wall function ICEM-Hexa meshes are used. The numerical results are validated against experimental LDV results, and against design velocity profiles. The investigation shows that OpenFOAM gives results that are comparable to the experimental and design profiles. The unsteady pressure fluctuations at four different positions in the draft tube is recorded. A Fourier analysis of the numerical results is compared whit that of the experimental values. The amplitude and frequency predicted by the numerical simulation are comparable to those given by the experimental results, though slightly over estimated.
ISBN:ISSN: 1882-9554
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DOI:DOI: 10.5293/IJFMS.2011.4.1.199
Publication year: 2011
Keywords:Swirl generator, OpenFOAM, CFD, validation, runner, draft tube, rotor-stator interaction.
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Authors: PETIT Olivier , BOSIOC Ilie Alin , NILSSON Hakan , MUNTEAN Sebastian , SUSAN-RESIGA Romeo ,
Type: International Journal Article
Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.5293/IJFMS.2011.4.1.199
Laboratory: Numerical Simulation and Parallel Computing Laboratory
Institution: UPT