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Model reduction based on a numerical length scale analysis
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Competence Center for Gas Exchange (CCGEx).
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics.
2014 (English)In: Springer Proceedings in Physics, Springer, 2014, 223-226 p.Conference paper (Refereed)Text
Abstract [en]

For the time being, the required computational cost to solve the 3D timedependent flow prevents the use of such methods for internal flows at high Reynolds number in complex geometries. In this work we present a method based on a numerical length scale analysis to get a rational reduction of the full 3D governing equations for turbulent pipe flows. The length scale analysis quantifies the terms of the governing equations after changing the coordinate system into a curvilinear coordinate system with one coordinate aligned with the flow path. By retaining the most important terms or neglecting the (significantly) smallest terms, different reductions may be attained. The results for a double bent pipe, used to illustrate the approach, show that the most significant component of the viscous terms is the normal component. The convective terms are all important. The normal component is significant in the bends of the pipe due to centrifugal forces, while the spanwise component is most significant after the second bend due to a swirling motion.

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Springer, 2014. 223-226 p.
Keyword [en]
Reynolds number, Statistics, Turbulence, Turbulent flow, Centrifugal Forces, Complex geometries, Computational costs, Curvilinear coordinate systems, Governing equations, High Reynolds number, Time-dependent flow, Turbulent pipe flow, Numerical methods
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Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-181668DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01860-7_36ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84943223573ISBN: 9783319018591OAI: diva2:911359
5th iTi Conference in Turbulence, 2012, 25 April 2012 through 25 April 2012

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