Investigation of Turbulence Parameters Influence on Results of CFD Modeling of Flow in Ultrasonic Flowmeter

: pp. 73 – 78
Received: April 16, 2021
Revised: June 08, 2021
Accepted: June 15, 2021

V. Roman, F. Matiko, I. Kostyk. Investigation of turbulence parameters influence on results of CFD modeling of flow in ultrasonic flowmeter. Energy Engineering and Control Systems, 2021, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 73 – 78.

Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University

The article investigated the influence of turbulence parameters of the SolidWorks Flow Simulations CFD package on the results of flow simulation in a two-path ultrasonic flowmeter. It has been found that the main turbulence parameters of SolidWorks Flow Simulations (turbulence intensity, turbulence length, turbulence energy and turbulence dissipation) slightly affect the result of the flow simulation in a full-filled pipeline of circular profile without additional turbulous elements (turbine, rotor, other). In view of this, during the CFD modeling of the flow measurement process using ultrasonic flowmeters, it is recommended to apply turbulence parameters installed in the SolidWorks Flow Simulations CFD package by default. At the same time, the time consumed by the computer to perform CFD modeling is almost unchanged when the specified parameters of the SolidWorks Flow Simulations CFD package.

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