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An effect of fractal flow conditioner thickness on turbulent swirling flow

Manshoor, Bukhari and Rosidee, N. F. and Amir, Khalid (2013) An effect of fractal flow conditioner thickness on turbulent swirling flow. Applied Mechanics and Materials , 315 (2013). pp. 93-97. ISSN 1660-9336


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Fractal flow conditioner is a flow conditioner with a fractal pattern and used to eliminate turbulence originating from pipe fittings in experimental fluid flow applications. In this paper, steady state, incompressible, swirling turbulent flow through circle grid space filling fractal plate (Fractal flow conditioner) has been studied. The solution and the analysis were carried out using finite volume CFD solver FLUENT 6.2. The turbulence model used in this investigation is the standard k-E model and the results were compared with the pressure drop correlation of BS EN IS0 5167-2:2003. The results showed that the standard k-E model gave a good agreement with the IS0 pressure drop correlation. Therefore, the model was used further to predict the effects of circle grids space filling plate thickness on the flow characteristics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: flow conditioner; turbulent flow; turbulent modeling; CFD
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA349-359 Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2013 07:25
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:28
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3966
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