Turbulence model analysis of flow inside a hydrocyclone
by D.W. Stephens, K. Mohanarangam
Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal (PCFD), Vol. 10, No. 5/6, 2010

Abstract: Turbulence analysis of flow inside a hydrocyclone is carried out using commercially available CFD software ANSYS CFX (release 11.0) (ANSYS Inc., 2007). CFD software(s) and their turbulence models have come a long way in accurately predicting the flow inside a hydrocyclone. This paper shows, among various turbulence models tested, a two-equation Shear Stress Transport (SST) turbulence model coupled with curvature correction can accurately predict the mean flow behaviour. The same level of accuracy was only found with a SSG Reynolds stress model with a penalty of solving an additional five transport equations. Experimental data of Hsieh (1988) and Monredon et al. (1992) was used to validate our CFD models.

Online publication date: Sun, 26-Sep-2010

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