Numerical analysis of the speed profiles of a water flow through a gradual reduction pipe

  • LUIS FERNANDO TOAPANTA RAMOS Universidad Politécnica Salesiana
  • Gabriel Alejandro Bohórquez Peñafiel Universidad Politécnica Salesiana
  • Luis Eduardo Caiza Vivas Universidad Politécnica Salesiana
  • William Quitiaquez Sarzosa Universidad Politécnica Salesiana
Keywords: CFD, ANSYS fluent, gradual contraction, Pressure;, speed profiles, kinetic turbulence

Abstract

The objective of this research work is to understand the behavior of water flow 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 children in the changes of the geometry. The energy losses derived from the pipes. Calculation of the cases: the occurrences of the incidents in the geometry on the part of the student and also with the help of the ANSYS software fluently. Calculations were used using the K-epsilon model. This simulation provides the values of pressure, velocity and kinetic turbulence in several sections of the pipe where water is its flow.

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Published
2018-09-28
How to Cite
TOAPANTA RAMOS, L., Bohórquez Peñafiel, G., Caiza Vivas, L., & Quitiaquez Sarzosa, W. (2018). Numerical analysis of the speed profiles of a water flow through a gradual reduction pipe. Enfoque UTE, 9(3), pp. 80 - 92. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.29019/enfoqueute.v9n3.290
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General Engineering