Research Article
Research on the Inner Water Flow Field in a Hydrocyclone by the Method of 3D Numerical Simulation

Hui Li and Ruihua Hu

Journal of Applied Sciences, 2013, 13(22), 5235-5239.

Abstract

The inner water flow field in a hydrocyclone was simulated by the software of computational fluid dynamics-FLUENT, using RSM turbulent model. The air core, 3D velocity field distribution and pressure field distribution were simulated and contrasted with experimental results. The results indicated that the air core was through from the inlet to the outlet. The simulated 3D velocity field distribution was consistent with the results obtained by the experiments. The axial symmetry of pressure field distribution was quite good and the pressure gradient was very large. All these results tested the reliability of the method of numerical simulation and provided a reference for the further research of solid-liquid separation and the optimizing design of the hydrocyclone.

ASCI-ID: 35-5686

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