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Numerical study of flow past a solid sphere at moderate Reynolds Number

Sadikin, Azmahani and Mohd Yunus, Nurul Akma and Abdullah, Mohammad Kamil and Mohammed, Akmal Nizam (2014) Numerical study of flow past a solid sphere at moderate Reynolds Number. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 674-678. ISSN 1662-7482

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Abstract

The unsteady three dimensional flow simulation around sphere using numerical simulation computational fluid dynamic for moderate Reynolds Number between 20 ≤ Re ≤ 500 is presented. The aim of this work is to analyze the flow regimes around sphere and flow separation. Extensive comparisons were made between the present predicted results and available experimental and numerical investigations, and showed that they are in close agreement. The results show that the vortex shedding increases with the Reynolds number. The flow separates early when Reynolds number increases, therefore the separation angle is found to be smaller when high Reynolds number is present.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: flow separation; vortex shedding; separation angle; CFD
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ163-163.12 Mechanical and electrical engineering combined
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2015 06:45
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2015 06:45
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6429
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