Event Title

Quantitative Assessment of Secondary Flows and Erosion of Single-phase Fluid through Pipe Bends

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

18-2-2017 8:00 AM

End Date

18-2-2017 12:30 PM

Description

There are many processes in industry where a fluid has to be transported through pipelines. Maintenance due to erosion is one of the major causes of financial losses in industries such as shipbuilding, maritime, and power plants. Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we plan to study bend configurations to reduce erosion under the light of the interaction between the particles and the flow along the main axial direction of bend and the secondary flows occurring in the cross sectional area of bend. The idea is to eventually propose elbow configuration standards to minimize erosion for which external funding is required.

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Mentor: Dr. Orlando Ayala
Mechanical Engineering Technology

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Quantitative Assessment of Secondary Flows and Erosion of Single-phase Fluid through Pipe Bends

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

There are many processes in industry where a fluid has to be transported through pipelines. Maintenance due to erosion is one of the major causes of financial losses in industries such as shipbuilding, maritime, and power plants. Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), we plan to study bend configurations to reduce erosion under the light of the interaction between the particles and the flow along the main axial direction of bend and the secondary flows occurring in the cross sectional area of bend. The idea is to eventually propose elbow configuration standards to minimize erosion for which external funding is required.