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 OJFD  Vol.6 No.1 , March 2016
Pressure Characteristics Study for the Configuration of Sudden Expansion with Central Restriction and Suction
Abstract: In this paper, an extensive numerical study on pressure characteristics in the configuration of sudden expansion with central restriction and suction has been carried out. During study, Reynolds numbers (Re) are considered from 50 to 200, suction (S) from 2% to 10% of inlet mass flow, percentage of central restriction (CR) from 0% to 40% and aspect ratio (AR) from 2 to 6. The effects of each variable on average static pressure distribution and average stagnation pressure distribution have been studied in detail. The results have been compared with the configuration of plain sudden expansion, and sudden expansion with central restriction only. From the study, it is noted that maximum magnitude of average static pressure rise from throat increases with the increase in percentage of suction, flow Reynolds number and percentage of central restriction. This magnitude is higher at lower aspect ratio. Also, it is observed that maximum magnitude of average static pressure rise from throat is always more in case of suction configuration compared to the case of configuration of without suction. Average stagnation pressure drop at any section increases with the increase in percentage of suction and percentage of central restriction, but it decreases with the increase in Reynolds number. It is noted that higher pressure drop at any section occurs at higher aspect ratio. This pressure drop at a section is more in case of suction configuration compared to the case of without suction.
Cite this paper: Das, T. and Chakrabarti, S. (2016) Pressure Characteristics Study for the Configuration of Sudden Expansion with Central Restriction and Suction. Open Journal of Fluid Dynamics, 6, 30-41. doi: 10.4236/ojfd.2016.61003.
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