Lookup NU author(s): Eyitayo Afolabi,
Dr Jonathan Lee
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This paper presents a three dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of air-water flow using Eulerian -Eulerian multiphase model and RSM mixture turbulence model to investigate its hydrodynamic flow behaviour in a 30 mm pipe separator. The simulated results are then compared with the stereoscopic PIV measurements at different axial positions. The comparison shows that the velocity distribution can be predicted with high accuracy using CFD. The numerical velocity profiles are also found to be in good qualitative agreement with the experimental measurements. However, there were some discrepancies between the CFD results and the SPIV measurements at some axial positions away from the inlet section. Therefore, the CFD model could provide good physical understanding on the hydrodynamics flow behaviour for air-water in a pipe separator.
Author(s): Afolabi EA, Lee JGM
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Computational Multiphase Flows
Print publication date: 01/06/2014
Online publication date: 01/06/2014
Acceptance date: 28/03/2014
ISSN (print): 1757-482X
ISSN (electronic): 1757-4838
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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