Flow characteristics of diverging-converging bends using CFD

R. Mishra, S. A. Patil, S. N. Singh, V. Seshadri

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-192
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Civil Engineering Division
Issue numberFEBRUARY
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes


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