Análisis Numérico de los Perfiles de Velocidad de un Flujo de Agua a Través de una Tubería con Reducción Gradual

Translated title of the contribution: Numerical Analysis of Velocity Profiles of Water Flow Through a Pipeline with Gradual Reduction

Luis Fernando Toapanta Ramos, Gabriel Alejandro Bohorquez Peñafiel, Luis Eduardo Caiza Vivas, William Giovanny Quitiaquez Sarzosa

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Abstract

The objective of this research work is to understand the flow behavior of water through gradual contraction. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a useful approach to solve the equations that describe the movement of fluids, using numerical methods and computational techniques; this area of mechanics provides the fundamentals of pipe hydraulics and channel hydraulics. A study of the flow through the pipeline has been made to calculate the losses in the geometry changes. The energy losses due to the transverse change of the area, is an important part to analyze the flow through the pipes. The velocity profiles were determined due to the change of section in the piping systems. Calculations were used using the K-epsilon software model. This simulation provides the values of the contours of pressure, velocity and kinetic turbulence in several sections of the pipe where the water is the fluid.
Translated title of the contributionNumerical Analysis of Velocity Profiles of Water Flow Through a Pipeline with Gradual Reduction
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)80-92
JournalEnfoque Ute
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 Sep 2018

Keywords

  • Cfd
  • Ansys fluent
  • Gradual contraction
  • Pressure
  • Velocity profiles
  • Kinetic turbulence

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 727A Industrial and process design

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