There have been several studies of flow distribution in manifolds to optimise flow uniformity; however, these attempts have shown that limited advanced had been achieved and more research is required to deeply understand the flow non-uniformity. This work aims to attain equal flow rate at all outlets for a duct of one inlet and ten outlets. There has been a numerical investigation carried out using CFD analysis to provide an analysis of 3D incompressible and turbulent flow to contribute to resolving the flow distribution case. There have been ten simulations performed to understand the non-uniformity and understand the flow behaviour inside the duct.
|Date of Award
|4 Apr 2022
|Fengshou Gu (Main Supervisor) & Helen Miao (Co-Supervisor)