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Effective Height of a Floor Splitter Anti-Vortex Device under Varying Flow Conditions

  1. Korea Institute of Construction Technology
Version 1 : Received: 30 September 2016 / Approved: 3 October 2016 / Online: 3 October 2016 (11:15:07 CEST)

How to cite: Kim, H.; Park, S.; Rhee, D. Effective Height of a Floor Splitter Anti-Vortex Device under Varying Flow Conditions. Preprints 2016, 2016100001 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201610.0001.v1). Kim, H.; Park, S.; Rhee, D. Effective Height of a Floor Splitter Anti-Vortex Device under Varying Flow Conditions. Preprints 2016, 2016100001 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201610.0001.v1).

Abstract

A pump station is a very important flood control facility for mitigating inundation of urban lowland areas. It is not easy to secure a site to increase the capacity of a pump station in an urban area because of various limitations or to maximize the discharge capacity of the pump sump. Adding a facility to improve the pump capacity of a pump station may affect the flow characteristics, such as unexpected increases in the flow velocity and vorticity, and cause severe problems with operating the pump station. To solve those problems, anti-vortex devices (AVDs) have been developed and adopted for appropriate design standards. The Korean design criteria for AVDs are based on experience and foreign standards because not enough data on the AVD are available. In this study, the flow in the sump was numerically simulated at various AVD heights to collect information on improving the design and efficiency of a pump station. Consequently, an appropriate height for the AVD and changes in the flow pattern and vortex in the pump sump were determined and compared with 12 cases of inflow conditions with respect to the vertical location.

Subject Areas

Pump station, Sump, Anti-vortex device, Flow pattern, Vortex

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