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Pressure recovery performance of 2-D turning diffuser by varying area ratios and inflow Reynolds numbers

Ruzaini, M. S. and Nordin, N. and Sadikin, A. and Mohammed, A. N. and Sapit, A. and Abdullah, K. and Ramli, Y. and Idris, A. F. (2017) Pressure recovery performance of 2-D turning diffuser by varying area ratios and inflow Reynolds numbers. In: 2nd International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in Research and Industry (CFDRI 2017), 3–4 August 2017, Songhkla, Thailand.

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The paper aims to investigate the effects of varying area ratio, AR = 1.2 and 4.0 and inflow Reynolds number, Rein = 5.478 x 104 - 1.547 x105 on the performance of 90o twodimensional turning diffuser. The optimum configuration area ratio and Rein to produce good pressure recovery is determined. The rig was developed to produce fully developed entrance flow by adopting arrangement of mesh net and sufficient hydrodynamic entrance length, Lh, turb= 28 Dh. Digital manometer was used to measure the inlet and outlet static pressures and Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to visualize the flow structure. The present results were compared with empirical solution of Asymptotic Computational Fluid Dynamics (ACFD) results to give acceptable deviation of ±7.4%. The AR=4.0 produces pressure recovery 20% more than AR=1.2 when applies low Rein<1.40 x 105. However, it is subjected to severe flow separation and circulation at Rein>1.40 x 105 that considerably disturbs the recovery. Therefore, turning diffuser of AR=1.2 is optimum applied for high Rein>1.40 x 105.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH7005-7699 Heating and ventilation. Air conditioning
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Energy and Thermofluid Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:17
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:17
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9654
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