Flow generated by a disc turbine. Part II. Mathematical modelling and comparison with experimental data

V. V. Ranade*, J. B. Joshi

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Abstract

Analysis of experimental data about flow generated by a disc turbine was presented in Part I. Part II reviews and systematizes the previous modelling efforts. The standard k-ε model along with the boundary conditions developed in Part I have been employed to predict the flow generated by disc turbine in three dimensional domain. The effect of the presence of baffles was included in the model. The influences of grid size, impeller boundary conditions and values of model parameters on the predicted flow have been analyzed. The model predictions successfully reproduce the three-dimensionality and the essential characteristics of the flow. The model also satisfactorily predicts the relative distribution of the energy dissipation rates in the vessel. The influence of free slip boundary conditions at the impermeable wall has also been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-50
Number of pages17
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
Volume68
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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