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Analysis of the Behavior of Velocity Profiles in a Standard Elbow Fitting

Version 1 : Received: 2 May 2018 / Approved: 3 May 2018 / Online: 3 May 2018 (12:44:14 CEST)

How to cite: Garzón, V.P.; Mátyás, B.; Toapanta, L.F. Analysis of the Behavior of Velocity Profiles in a Standard Elbow Fitting. Preprints 2018, 2018050077 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0077.v1). Garzón, V.P.; Mátyás, B.; Toapanta, L.F. Analysis of the Behavior of Velocity Profiles in a Standard Elbow Fitting. Preprints 2018, 2018050077 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201805.0077.v1).

Abstract

In this paper, we studied and analyzed the behavior of velocity profiles and the distribution of pressures in a pipe connected to an accessory. In this case, it was a 90º elbow fitting in which water flows as an incompressible flow. This study was developed numerically through the fluent program of ANSYS. It is of practical interest in engineering because it is based on results regarding the internal structure of a model of incompressible flows. In the same way, it provides a basis for the proper design and implementation of velocity profiles within an elbow.In the agricultural industry, suitable systems can be implemented for crop irrigation in this way with the results obtained to improve the design in the fluid distribution system.We used a feasible κ-ε turbulence model because this model causes less turbulence than the standard κ-ε model. A mesh independence study was developed, in which it was observed that combining different densities of meshes for the same geometry causes some variables, so a fine meshing was used to carry out the study so that the results are as close to reality as possible.

Subject Areas

turbulence; CFD; incompressible flow; velocity profiles

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