The effect of different aspect ratio and bottom heat flux towards contaminant removal using numerical analysis

Saadun, Mohd Noor Asril and Abdul Manaf, Muhammad Zaidan and Zakaria, Mohamad Shukri and Mohd Hanafi, Mohd Hafdizal (2013) The effect of different aspect ratio and bottom heat flux towards contaminant removal using numerical analysis. IOP Conf.Series:Materials Scienceand Engineering, 50. pp. 1-10. ISSN 1757-8981

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Cubic Interpolated Pseudo-particle (CIP) numerical simulation scheme has been anticipated to predict the interaction involving fluids and solid particles in an open channel with rectangular shaped cavity flow. The rectangular shaped cavity is looking by different aspect ratio in modelling the real pipeline joints that are in a range of sizes. Various inlet velocities are also being applied in predicting various fluid flow characteristics. In this paper, the constant heat flux is introduced at the bottom wall, showing the buoyancy effects towards the contaminant’s removal rate. In order to characterize the fluid flow, the numerical scheme alone is initially tested and validated in a lid driven cavity with a single particle. The study of buoyancy effects and different aspect ratio of rectangular geometry were carried out using a MATLAB govern by Navier-Stokes equation. CIP is used as a model for a numerical scheme solver for fluid solid particles interaction. The result shows that the higher aspect ratio coupled with heated bottom wall give higher percentage of contaminant’s removal rate. Comparing with the benchmark results has demonstrated the applicability of the method to reproduce fluid structure which is complex in the system. Despite a slight deviation of the formations of vortices from some of the literature results, the general pattern is considered to be in close agreement with those published in the literature.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Thermal Fluids
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2014 02:52
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:14
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