Experimental and numerical investigations have been carried out to understand the flow characteristics in long radius constant area and diverging-converging bends. The predictions from software code 'FLUENT' show good agreement with the experimental results for pressure drops for single phase fluid. Further, effect of radius ratio and area ratio on pressure coefficient could be simulated fairly accurately. It has also been observed that the flow simulation for single phase is even helpful in unravelling the wide range of complex flow patterns in multiphase flow through constant area and diverging-converging bends.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Civil Engineering Division|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2002|