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Numerical analysis of a moving object in the air tunnel

Edukali Shibani, Wanis Mustafa and Zulkafli, Mohd Fadhli and Basuno, Bambang and Abdul Wahab, Abas (2016) Numerical analysis of a moving object in the air tunnel. International Journal of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering IJMME, 16 (03). pp. 72-78. ISSN 162503-7474

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This study highlights the influences of internal airflow on the motion of an object in an air tunnel to determine an alternative method of transporting goods from one place to another through such air tunnel. Flow analysis is performed using the FLUENT software version 16.1 to understand the movement of an object inside an air tunnel. The flow domain along the air tunnel is discretized using tetrahedron grids with the governing equation of fluid motion solved by employing the SIMPLE algorithm. Accordingly, the required turbulence modeling is provided by the turbulence model. The object is set to have a box shape with a rectangular wing attached on it. The air movement was created by the presence of a pressure difference between the flow condition at the inlet and outlet of the air tunnel. FLUENT produces the result that describes the movement of the object and flow pattern that appears inside the air tunnel. Result indicates the possibility of defining an object, which has a particular geometry to float and move when the air is moving through the air tunnel

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: numerical simulation; aerodynamic; internal flow field; projectile
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1-162 Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Aeronautical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 09:21
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 09:21
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8320
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