Sample records for fluid flow simulation

  1. Fluid Flow Simulation in Fractured Reservoirs

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    Sarkar, Sudipta

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study is to analyze fluid flow in fractured reservoirs. In most petroleum reservoirs, particularly carbonate reservoirs and some tight sands, natural fractures play a critical role in controlling fluid ...

  2. Numerical simulation of two-phase fluid flow

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    2013-01-30T23:59:59.000Z

    diffusive wave (see also Carcione, 2007). Hence, fluid flow and pressure diffusion are phenomena described by the same differential equation. In hydrology and ...

  3. Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Fluid Flows in Inelastic Media

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    Popov, Peter

    in porous media (e.g. soil), Elasticity equations in heterogeneous media (concrete, asphalt), etc porous media s The Fluid-Structure interaction (FSI) problem at the microscale and numerical methods with computational solutions s Numerical upscaling of flow in deformable porous media #12;- p. 3/42 Why homogenize

  4. Numerical simulation of flow separation control by oscillatory fluid injection 

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    Resendiz Rosas, Celerino

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, numerical simulations of flow separation control are performed. The sep-aration control technique studied is called 'synthetic jet actuation'. The developed code employs a cell centered finite volume scheme which handles viscous...

  5. Multiscale Simulation Framework for Coupled Fluid Flow and Mechanical Deformation

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    Tchelepi, Hamdi

    2014-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A multiscale linear-solver framework for the pressure equation associated with flow in highly heterogeneous porous formations was developed. The multiscale based approach is cast in a general algebraic form, which facilitates integration of the new scalable linear solver in existing flow simulators. The Algebraic Multiscale Solver (AMS) is employed as a preconditioner within a multi-stage strategy. The formulations investigated include the standard MultiScale Finite-Element (MSFE) andMultiScale Finite-Volume (MSFV) methods. The local-stage solvers include incomplete factorization and the so-called Correction Functions (CF) associated with the MSFV approach. Extensive testing of AMS, as an iterative linear solver, indicate excellent convergence rates and computational scalability. AMS compares favorably with advanced Algebraic MultiGrid (AMG) solvers for highly detailed three-dimensional heterogeneous models. Moreover, AMS is expected to be especially beneficial in solving time-dependent problems of coupled multiphase flow and transport in large-scale subsurface formations.

  6. Mathematical Modeling and Simulation for Applications of Fluid Flow in Porous Media \\Lambda

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    Ewing, Richard E.

    Mathematical Modeling and Simulation for Applications of Fluid Flow in Porous Media \\Lambda Richard descriptions at various length scales, modeling the effects of this heterogeneity of the porous medium a computer code has been developed which gives concrete quantitative results for the total model, this out

  7. TOUGH Simulations of the Updegraff's Set of Fluid and Heat Flow Problems

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    Moridis, G.J.; Pruess (editor), K.

    1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The TOUGH code [Pruess, 1987] for two-phase flow of water, air, and heat in penneable media has been exercised on a suite of test problems originally selected and simulated by C. D. Updegraff [1989]. These include five 'verification' problems for which analytical or numerical solutions are available, and three 'validation' problems that model laboratory fluid and heat flow experiments. All problems could be run without any code modifications (*). Good and efficient numerical performance, as well as accurate results were obtained throughout. Additional code verification and validation problems from the literature are briefly summarized, and suggestions are given for proper applications of TOUGH and related codes.

  8. Characterization and fluid flow simulation of naturally fractured Frontier sandstone, Green River Basin, Wyoming

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    Harstad, H. [New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM (United States); Teufel, L.W.; Lorenz, J.C.; Brown, S.R. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Geomechanics Dept.

    1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Significant gas reserves are present in low-permeability sandstones of the Frontier Formation in the greater Green River Basin, Wyoming. Successful exploitation of these reservoirs requires an understanding of the characteristics and fluid-flow response of the regional natural fracture system that controls reservoir productivity. Fracture characteristics were obtained from outcrop studies of Frontier sandstones at locations in the basin. The fracture data were combined with matrix permeability data to compute an anisotropic horizontal permeability tensor (magnitude and direction) corresponding to an equivalent reservoir system in the subsurface using a computational model developed by Oda (1985). This analysis shows that the maximum and minimum horizontal permeability and flow capacity are controlled by fracture intensity and decrease with increasing bed thickness. However, storage capacity is controlled by matrix porosity and increases linearly with increasing bed thickness. The relationship between bed thickness and the calculated fluid-flow properties was used in a reservoir simulation study of vertical, hydraulically-fractured and horizontal wells and horizontal wells of different lengths in analogous naturally fractured gas reservoirs. The simulation results show that flow capacity dominates early time production, while storage capacity dominates pressure support over time for vertical wells. For horizontal wells drilled perpendicular to the maximum permeability direction a high target production rate can be maintained over a longer time and have higher cumulative production than vertical wells. Longer horizontal wells are required for the same cumulative production with decreasing bed thickness.

  9. Simulating Fluids Exhibiting Microstructure

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    Title: Simulating Fluids Exhibiting Microstructure Speaker: Noel J. Walkington, ... fluids containing elastic particles, and polymer fluids, all exhibit non-trivial ...

  10. TOUGH2: A general-purpose numerical simulator for multiphase fluid and heat flow

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    Pruess, K.

    1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TOUGH2 is a numerical simulation program for nonisothermal flows of multicomponent, multiphase fluids in porous and fractured media. The chief applications for which TOUGH2 is designed are in geothermal reservoir engineering, nuclear waste disposal, and unsaturated zone hydrology. A successor to the TOUGH program, TOUGH2 offers added capabilities and user features, including the flexibility to handle different fluid mixtures, facilities for processing of geometric data (computational grids), and an internal version control system to ensure referenceability of code applications. This report includes a detailed description of governing equations, program architecture, and user features. Enhancements in data inputs relative to TOUGH are described, and a number of sample problems are given to illustrate code applications. 46 refs., 29 figs., 12 tabs.

  11. Numerical Simulation of the Flow of a Power Law Fluid in an Elbow Bend

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    Kanakamedala, Karthik

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    A numerical study of flow of power law fluid in an elbow bend has been carried out. The motivation behind this study is to analyze the velocity profiles, especially the pattern of the secondary flow of power law fluid in a bend as there are several...

  12. Fast and Informative Flow Simulations in a Building by Using Fast Fluid Dynamics Model on Graphics Processing Unit

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    Fast and Informative Flow Simulations in a Building by Using Fast Fluid Dynamics Model on Graphics solve Navier-Stokes equations and other transportation equations for energy and species at a speed of 50 it in parallel on a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). This study validated the FFD on the GPU by simulating

  13. Modeling fluid flow through single fracture using experimental, stochastic, and simulation approaches

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    Alfred, Dicman

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This research presents an approach to accurately simulate flow experiments through a fractured core using experimental, stochastic, and simulation techniques. Very often, a fracture is assumed as a set of smooth parallel plates separated by a...

  14. Theoretical and Numerical Simulation of Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow in Propped Fractures

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    Ouyang, Liangchen

    2013-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    the original gel. The residual gel exhibits a higher yield stress, and is difficult to remove after fracture closure. But non-Newtonian fluid has complicated rheological equation and its flow behavior in porous media is difficult to be described and modeled...

  15. A splitting method for numerical simulation of free surface flows of incompressible fluids with surface tension

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    Olshanskii, Maxim A.

    with surface tension Kirill D. Nikitin Maxim A. Olshanskii Kirill M. Terekhov Yuri V. Vassilevski§ Abstract to surface tension forces. The method splits one time step into a semi-Lagrangian treatment of the surface models a free surface flow of viscous incompressible fluid subject to surface tension forces. Further

  16. Magnetically stimulated fluid flow patterns

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    Martin, Jim; Solis, Kyle

    2014-08-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories' Jim Martin and Kyle Solis explain research on the effects of magnetic fields on fluid flows and how they stimulate vigorous flows. Fluid flow is a necessary phenomenon in everything from reactors to cooling engines in cars.

  17. Magnetically stimulated fluid flow patterns

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    Martin, Jim; Solis, Kyle

    2014-03-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Sandia National Laboratories' Jim Martin and Kyle Solis explain research on the effects of magnetic fields on fluid flows and how they stimulate vigorous flows. Fluid flow is a necessary phenomenon in everything from reactors to cooling engines in cars.

  18. Status of the TOUGH-FLAC simulator and recent applications related to coupled fluid flow and crustal deformations

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    Rutqvist, J.

    2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents recent advancement in and applications of TOUGH-FLAC, a simulator for multiphase fluid flow and geomechanics. The TOUGH-FLAC simulator links the TOUGH family multiphase fluid and heat transport codes with the commercial FLAC{sup 3D} geomechanical simulator. The most significant new TOUGH-FLAC development in the past few years is a revised architecture, enabling a more rigorous and tight coupling procedure with improved computational efficiency. The applications presented in this paper are related to modeling of crustal deformations caused by deep underground fluid movements and pressure changes as a result of both industrial activities (the In Salah CO{sub 2} Storage Project and the Geysers Geothermal Field) and natural events (the 1960s Matsushiro Earthquake Swarm). Finally, the paper provides some perspectives on the future of TOUGH-FLAC in light of its applicability to practical problems and the need for high-performance computing capabilities for field-scale problems, such as industrial-scale CO{sub 2} storage and enhanced geothermal systems. It is concluded that despite some limitations to fully adapting a commercial code such as FLAC{sup 3D} for some specialized research and computational needs, TOUGH-FLAC is likely to remain a pragmatic simulation approach, with an increasing number of users in both academia and industry.

  19. Simulations for Complex Fluid Flow Problems from Berkeley Lab's Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE)

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    The Center for Computational Sciences and Engineering (CCSE) develops and applies advanced computational methodologies to solve large-scale scientific and engineering problems arising in the Department of Energy (DOE) mission areas involving energy, environmental, and industrial technology. The primary focus is in the application of structured-grid finite difference methods on adaptive grid hierarchies for compressible, incompressible, and low Mach number flows. The diverse range of scientific applications that drive the research typically involve a large range of spatial and temporal scales (e.g. turbulent reacting flows) and require the use of extremely large computing hardware, such as the 153,000-core computer, Hopper, at NERSC. The CCSE approach to these problems centers on the development and application of advanced algorithms that exploit known separations in scale; for many of the application areas this results in algorithms are several orders of magnitude more efficient than traditional simulation approaches.

  20. USER’S GUIDE of TOUGH2-EGS: A Coupled Geomechanical and Reactive Geochemical Simulator for Fluid and Heat Flow in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Version 1.0

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    Fakcharoenphol, Perapon [Colorado School of Mines; Xiong, Yi [Colorado School of Mines; Hu, Litang; Winterfeld, Philip H. [Colorado School of Mines; Xu, Tianfu [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Wu, Yu-Shu [Colorado School of Mines

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TOUGH2-EGS is a numerical simulation program coupling geomechanics and chemical reactions for fluid and heat flows in porous media and fractured reservoirs of enhanced geothermal systems. The simulator includes the fully-coupled geomechanical (THM) module, the fully-coupled geochemical (THC) module, and the sequentially coupled reactive geochemistry (THMC) module. The fully-coupled flow-geomechanics model is developed from the linear elastic theory for the thermo-poro-elastic system and is formulated with the mean normal stress as well as pore pressure and temperature. The chemical reaction is sequentially coupled after solution of flow equations, which provides the flow velocity and phase saturation for the solute transport calculation at each time step. In addition, reservoir rock properties, such as porosity and permeability, are subjected to change due to rock deformation and chemical reactions. The relationships between rock properties and geomechanical and chemical effects from poro-elasticity theories and empirical correlations are incorporated into the simulator. This report provides the user with detailed information on both mathematical models and instructions for using TOUGH2-EGS for THM, THC or THMC simulations. The mathematical models include the fluid and heat flow equations, geomechanical equation, reactive geochemistry equations, and discretization methods. Although TOUGH2-EGS has the capability for simulating fluid and heat flows coupled with both geomechanical and chemical effects, it is up to the users to select the specific coupling process, such as THM, THC, or THMC in a simulation. There are several example problems illustrating the applications of this program. These example problems are described in details and their input data are presented. The results demonstrate that this program can be used for field-scale geothermal reservoir simulation with fluid and heat flow, geomechanical effect, and chemical reaction in porous and fractured media.

  1. A Robust Four-Fluid Transient Flow Simulator as an Analysis and Decision Making Tool for Dynamic Kill Operation 

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    Haghshenas, Arash

    2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The worst scenario of drilling operation is blowout which is uncontrolled flow of formation fluid into the wellbore. Blowouts result in environmental damage with potential risk of injuries and fatalities. Although not all ...

  2. A Parallel Implementation of the TOUGH2 Software Package for Large Scale Multiphase Fluid and Heat Flow Simulations

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    Elmroth, Erik

    A Parallel Implementation of the TOUGH2 Software Package for Large Scale Multiphase Fluid and Heat groundwater flow related problems such as nuclear waste isolation, environmental remediation, and geothermal with ¢¡¤£¦¥§ ¨¡© blocks in a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site study. Keywords. Ground water flow, grid partitioning

  3. A Parallel Implementation of the TOUGH2 Software Package for Large Scale Multiphase Fluid and Heat Flow Simulations

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    Elmroth, Erik

    A Parallel Implementation of the TOUGH2 Software Package for Large Scale Multiphase Fluid and Heat groundwater flow related problems such as nuclear waste isolation, environmental remediation, and geothermal 6 blocks in a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site study. Keywords. Ground water flow, grid

  4. Fluid flow monitoring device

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    McKay, M.D.; Sweeney, C.E.; Spangler, B.S. Jr.

    1993-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A flow meter and temperature measuring device are described comprising a tube with a body centered therein for restricting flow and a sleeve at the upper end of the tube to carry several channels formed longitudinally in the sleeve to the appropriate axial location where they penetrate the tube to allow pressure measurements and temperature measurements with thermocouples. The high pressure measurement is made using a channel penetrating the tube away from the body and the low pressure measurement is made at a location at the widest part of the body. An end plug seals the end of the device and holes at its upper end allow fluid to pass from the interior of the tube into a plenum. The channels are made by cutting grooves in the sleeve, the grooves widened at the surface of the sleeve and then a strip of sleeve material is welded to the grooves closing the channels. Preferably the sleeve is packed with powdered graphite before cutting the grooves and welding the strips. 7 figures.

  5. Fluid flow monitoring device

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    McKay, Mark D. (1426 Socastee Dr., North Augusta, SC 29841); Sweeney, Chad E. (3600 Westhampton Dr., Martinez, GA 30907-3036); Spangler, Jr., B. Samuel (2715 Margate Dr., Augusta, GA 30909)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A flow meter and temperature measuring device comprising a tube with a body centered therein for restricting flow and a sleeve at the upper end of the tube to carry several channels formed longitudinally in the sleeve to the appropriate axial location where they penetrate the tube to allow pressure measurements and temperature measurements with thermocouples. The high pressure measurement is made using a channel penetrating the tube away from the body and the low pressure measurement is made at a location at the widest part of the body. An end plug seals the end of the device and holes at its upper end allow fluid to pass from the interior of the tube into a plenum. The channels are made by cutting grooves in the sleeve, the grooves widened at the surface of the sleeve and then a strip of sleeve material is welded to the grooves closing the channels. Preferably the sleeve is packed with powdered graphite before cutting the grooves and welding the strips.

  6. PROBABILISTIC SIMULATION OF SUBSURFACE FLUID FLOW: A STUDY USING A NUMERICAL SCHEME

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    Buscheck, Timothy Eric

    1980-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    There has been an increasing interest in probabilistic modeling of hydrogeologic systems. The classical approach to groundwater modeling has been deterministic in nature, where individual layers and formations are assumed to be uniformly homogeneous. Even in the case of complex heterogeneous systems, the heterogeneities describe the differences in parameter values between various layers, but not within any individual layer. In a deterministic model a single-number is assigned to each hydrogeologic parameter, given a particular scale of interest. However, physically there is no such entity as a truly uniform and homogeneous unit. Single-number representations or deterministic predictions are subject to uncertainties. The approach used in this work models such uncertainties with probabilistic parameters. The resulting statistical distributions of output variables are analyzed. A numerical algorithm, based on axiomatic principles of probability theory, performs arithmetic operations between probability distributions. Two subroutines are developed from the algorithm and incorporated into the computer program TERZAGI, which solves groundwater flow problems in saturated, multi-dimensional systems. The probabilistic computer program is given the name, PROGRES. The algorithm has been applied to study the following problems: one-dimensional flow through homogeneous media, steady-state and transient flow conditions, one-dimensional flow through heterogeneous media, steady-state and transient flow conditions, and two-dimensional steady-stte flow through heterogeneous media. The results are compared with those available in the literature.

  7. Numerical simulation of flow of shear-thinning fluids in corrugated channels

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    Aiyalur Shankaran, Rohit

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    is subjected to a periodic increase and decrease in cross-section area. Such conditions are frequently observed in the flow of blood through blood vessels, movement of lubricating oils through the ground during the oil extraction process, in the process...

  8. Numerical simulation of flow of shear-thinning fluids in corrugated channels

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    Aiyalur Shankaran, Rohit

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    is subjected to a periodic increase and decrease in cross-section area. Such conditions are frequently observed in the flow of blood through blood vessels, movement of lubricating oils through the ground during the oil extraction process, in the process...

  9. Multiphase flow and Encapsulation simulations using the moment of fluid method 1

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    Sussman, Mark

    in order to demonstrate its capabilities. Examples are given in 2D, 3D axisymmetric (R-Z), and 3D (X Corporation, for the U. S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE. Introduction Multiphase flow plays an important role in many technical applications including ink-jet printing

  10. High-Performance Reactive Fluid Flow Simulations Using Adaptive Mesh Refinement on Thousands of Processors

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    Rhoads, James

    Thermonuclear Flashes at the University of Chicago. FLASH is a modular, adaptive mesh, parallel simulation code to thermonuclear reactions in supernovae and novae. The FLASH code was designed to study thermonuclear flashes Thermonuclear Flashes, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 2 Center for Applied Scientific Computing

  11. Insertable fluid flow passage bridgepiece and method

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    Jones, Daniel O. (Glenville, NV)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fluid flow passage bridgepiece for insertion into an open-face fluid flow channel of a fluid flow plate is provided. The bridgepiece provides a sealed passage from a columnar fluid flow manifold to the flow channel, thereby preventing undesirable leakage into and out of the columnar fluid flow manifold. When deployed in the various fluid flow plates that are used in a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell, bridgepieces of this invention prevent mixing of reactant gases, leakage of coolant or humidification water, and occlusion of the fluid flow channel by gasket material. The invention also provides a fluid flow plate assembly including an insertable bridgepiece, a fluid flow plate adapted for use with an insertable bridgepiece, and a method of manufacturing a fluid flow plate with an insertable fluid flow passage bridgepiece.

  12. Status of the TOUGH-FLAC simulator and recent applications related to coupled fluid flow and crustal deformations

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    Rutqvist, J.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 17, 577–598. Liu, H.H. ,J.E. , 2003. Coupled geomechanics and reservoir simulation.coupling porous flow and geomechanics. Society of Petroleum

  13. Numerical simulation of the non-isothermal developing flow of a nonlinear viscoelastic fluid in a rectangular channel

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    Nikoleris, Teo

    1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fluid in a Rectangular Channel (December 1988) Teo Nikoleris, B. S. , Reed College Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. R. Darby An orthogonal collocation finite element program was used to numerically model the hydrodynamicslly and thermally... in negligible increase of Nw~ ~?. Also, the approach of Chang and Finlayson [6], [7] who applied orthogonal collocation finite elements in conjunction with bicubic Hermitian polynomials to approximate various viscoelastic flow problems, also met with little...

  14. Non-Newtonian fluid flow

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    Osinski, Charles Anthony

    1963-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    zero and unity. The Ostwald- de Waele Equation (4), commonly known as the power law, is sometimes used to describe fluid behavior of this type. The rheological equation is (4) where the parameters "k" and "n" are constant for a particular fluid... be extended to include Reynolds numbers and the type of flow determined to be laminar and/or turbulent. It is assumed that the transition from laminar to turbulent flow occurs at a Reynolds number of 2100, the numeric distribution of Reynolds numbers...

  15. Fluid Gravity Engineering Rocket motor flow analysis

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    Anand, Mahesh

    Fluid Gravity Engineering Capability · Rocket motor flow analysis -Internal (performance) -External (plume / contamination) · Effect on landing site (surface alteration) -In-depth flow through porous young scientists/engineers Fluid Gravity Engineering Ltd #12;

  16. SEISMIC MONITORING OF CARBON DIOXIDE FLUID FLOW

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    Santos, Juan

    SEISMIC MONITORING OF CARBON DIOXIDE FLUID FLOW J. E. Santos1, G. B. Savioli2, J. M. Carcione3, D´e, Argentina SEISMIC MONITORING OF CARBON DIOXIDE FLUID FLOW ­ p. #12;Introduction. I Storage of CO2). SEISMIC MONITORING OF CARBON DIOXIDE FLUID FLOW ­ p. #12;Introduction. II CO2 is separated from natural

  17. Finite element simulation of electrorheological fluids

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    Rhyou, Chanryeol, 1973-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Electrorheological (ER) fluids change their flow properties dramatically when an electric field is applied. These fluids are usually composed of dispersions of polarizable particles in an insulating base fluid or composed ...

  18. Process for retarding fluid flow

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    Sandford, B.B.; Zillmer, R.C.

    1989-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A process is described for retarding the flow of fluid in a subterranean formation, comprising: (a) introducing an effective amount of a gel-forming composition into a subterranean formation, the gel-forming composition being operable when gelled in the formation for retarding the flow of fluid therein. The gel-forming composition consists of: i. a first substance dissolved in water to form an aqueous solution, the first substance being selected from the group consisting of polyvivyl alcohols, and mixtures thereof, wherein the gel-forming composition contains an amount of the first substance of from about 0.5 to about 5 weight percent of the gel-forming composition, and ii. an effective amount of glutaraldehyde which is operable for forming a weakly acidic condition having a pH from about 5.5 to less than 7 in the gel-forming composition and also operable for promoting crosslinking of the first substance and glutaraldehyde and for forming a gel from the gel-forming composition under the weakly acidic condition within a period of time no greater than about 5 days without adding an acidic catalyst to the gel-forming composition to lower the pH of the gel-forming composition below about 5.5.

  19. DEVELOPMENT OF PIV TECHNIQUE UNDER MAGNETIC FIELDS AND MEASUREMENT OF TURBULENT PIPE FLOW OF FLIBE SIMULANT FLUID

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    Abdou, Mohamed

    sufficiently large heat transfer using high Prandtl number fluid coolant, high turbulence is required, and the heat transfer characteristics of low Prandtl number fluids are con heat transfer (low film temperature drop) to cool first wall structures. In order to obtain

  20. SEISMIC MONITORING OF CARBON DIOXIDE FLUID FLOW

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    santos

    SEISMIC MONITORING OF. CARBON DIOXIDE FLUID FLOW. J. E. Santos. 1. , G. B. Savioli. 2. , J. M. Carcione. 3. , D. Gei. 3. 1. CONICET, IGPUBA, Fac.

  1. Status of the TOUGH-FLAC simulator and recent applications related to coupled fluid flow and crustal deformations

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    Rutqvist, J.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    geomechanics and reservoir simulation. Society of Petroleum Engineers (and geomechanics. Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal 11,

  2. USER’S GUIDE of TOUGH2-EGS-MP: A Massively Parallel Simulator with Coupled Geomechanics for Fluid and Heat Flow in Enhanced Geothermal Systems VERSION 1.0

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    Xiong, Yi [Colorado School of Mines; Fakcharoenphol, Perapon [Colorado School of Mines; Wang, Shihao [Colorado School of Mines; Winterfeld, Philip H. [Colorado School of Mines; Zhang, Keni [Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Wu, Yu-Shu [Colorado School of Mines

    2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TOUGH2-EGS-MP is a parallel numerical simulation program coupling geomechanics with fluid and heat flow in fractured and porous media, and is applicable for simulation of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). TOUGH2-EGS-MP is based on the TOUGH2-MP code, the massively parallel version of TOUGH2. In TOUGH2-EGS-MP, the fully-coupled flow-geomechanics model is developed from linear elastic theory for thermo-poro-elastic systems and is formulated in terms of mean normal stress as well as pore pressure and temperature. Reservoir rock properties such as porosity and permeability depend on rock deformation, and the relationships between these two, obtained from poro-elasticity theories and empirical correlations, are incorporated into the simulation. This report provides the user with detailed information on the TOUGH2-EGS-MP mathematical model and instructions for using it for Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical (THM) simulations. The mathematical model includes the fluid and heat flow equations, geomechanical equation, and discretization of those equations. In addition, the parallel aspects of the code, such as domain partitioning and communication between processors, are also included. Although TOUGH2-EGS-MP has the capability for simulating fluid and heat flows coupled with geomechanical effects, it is up to the user to select the specific coupling process, such as THM or only TH, in a simulation. There are several example problems illustrating applications of this program. These example problems are described in detail and their input data are presented. Their results demonstrate that this program can be used for field-scale geothermal reservoir simulation in porous and fractured media with fluid and heat flow coupled with geomechanical effects.

  3. Application of Neutron Imaging and Scattering to Fluid Flow and...

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    Application of Neutron Imaging and Scattering to Fluid Flow and Fracture in EGS Environments Application of Neutron Imaging and Scattering to Fluid Flow and Fracture in EGS...

  4. Low Speed Virtual Wind Tunnel Simulation For Educational Studies In Introducing Computational Fluid Dynamics And Flow Visualization

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    Yang, Cher-Chiang

    2008-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

    ............................................................................................................... 25 3.2.4. Starting FlowLab ...................................................................................................................... 26 3.2.5. Geometry Settings... OF THE PROGRAMMING....................................................................... 52 v List of Figures FIGURE 2.1 ? COST AND TIME RELATIONSHIP WITH RESPECT TO CFD AND WIND TUNNELS............................. 5 FIGURE 2.2 - BOEING 777 DESIGN...

  5. Simulation of fluid flow mechanisms in high permeability zones (Super-K) in a giant naturally fractured carbonate reservoir

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    Abu-Hassoun, Amer H.

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    and fractures were treated as two systems. Reservoir management practices and decisions should be very carefully reviewed and executed in this dual continuum reservoir based on the results of this work. Studying this dual media flow behavior is vital for better...

  6. FRACSTIM/I: A Fully Coupled Fluid Flow/Heat Transport and Geomechanical Deformation/Fracture Generation Simulator

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This research will develop a fully coupled, fully implicit approach for EGS stimulation and reservoir simulation. Solve all governing equations simultaneously in fully implicit way. Enable massively parallel performance and scalability. Apply state of the art nonlinear PDE solvers: Jacobian Free Newton Krylov (JFNK) method.

  7. ASTROPHYSICAL FLUID DYNAMICS VIA DIRECT STATISTICAL SIMULATION

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    Tobias, S. M. [Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT (United Kingdom); Dagon, K.; Marston, J. B., E-mail: smt@maths.leeds.ac.uk [Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912-1843 (United States)

    2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper, we introduce the concept of direct statistical simulation for astrophysical flows. This technique may be appropriate for problems in astrophysical fluids where the instantaneous dynamics of the flows are of secondary importance to their statistical properties. We give examples of such problems including mixing and transport in planets, stars, and disks. The method is described for a general set of evolution equations, before we consider the specific case of a spectral method optimized for problems on a spherical surface. The method is illustrated for the simplest non-trivial example of hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics on a rotating spherical surface. We then discuss possible extensions of the method both in terms of computational methods and the range of astrophysical problems that are of interest.

  8. FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER OF ELECTRON FLOW IN SEMICONDUCTORS

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    Sen, Mihir

    = heat, f = LO-mode, g = LO, h = LA-mode, i = negligible, j = remote heat sink 7/ 70 #12;Heat conductionFLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER OF ELECTRON FLOW IN SEMICONDUCTORS Mihir Sen Department · Shallow water analogy · Vorticity dynamics · Linear stability analysis · Numerical simulations of heat

  9. Fluid flow control with transformation media

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    Urzhumov, Yaroslav A

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce a new concept for the manipulation of fluid flow around three-dimensional bodies. Inspired by transformation optics, the concept is based on a mathematical idea of coordinate transformations, and physically implemented with anisotropic porous media permeable to the flow of fluids. In two different situations - for an impermeable object situated either in a free-flowing fluid or in a fluid-filled porous medium - we show that the object can be coated with a properly chosen inhomogeneous, anisotropic permeable medium, such as to preserve the streamlines of flow and the pressure distribution that would have existed in the absence of the object. The proposed fluid flow cloak completely eliminates any disturbance of the flow by the object, including the downstream wake. Consequently, the structure helps prevent the onset of turbulence by keeping the flow laminar even above the typical critical Reynolds number for the object of the same shape and size. The cloak also cancels the viscous drag force. This...

  10. Directed flow fluid rinse trough

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    Kempka, S.N.; Walters, R.N.

    1996-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

    Novel rinse troughs accomplish thorough uniform rinsing. The tanks are suitable for one or more essentially planar items having substantially the same shape. The troughs ensure that each surface is rinsed uniformly. The new troughs also require less rinse fluid to accomplish a thorough rinse than prior art troughs. 9 figs.

  11. The incorporation of bubbles into a computer graphics fluid simulation

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    Greenwood, Shannon Thomas

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    We present methods for incorporating bubbles into a photorealistc fluid simulation. Previous methods of fluid simulation in computer graphics do not include bubbles. Our system automatically creates bubbles, which are simulated on top of the fluid...

  12. Method and apparatus for controlling fluid flow

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    Miller, J.R.

    1980-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus for precisely controlling the rate (and hence amount) of fluid flow are given. The controlled flow rate is finely adjustable, can be extremely small (on the order of microliter-atmospheres per second), can be adjusted to zero (flow stopped), and is stable to better than 1% with time. The dead volume of the valve can be made arbitrarily small, in fact essentially zero. The valve employs no wearing mechanical parts (including springs, stems, or seals). The valve is finely adjustable, has a flow rate dynamic range of many decades, can be made compatible with any fluid, and is suitable for incorporation into an open or closed loop servo-control system.

  13. Network model of fluid flow in semi-solid aluminum alloys W.O. Dijkstra a

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    Vuik, Kees

    Network model of fluid flow in semi-solid aluminum alloys W.O. Dijkstra a , C. Vuik b , L within a semi-solid aluminum alloy. The model consists of a set of connected channels representing; Fluid flow; Aluminum alloys; Permeability; Macrosegregation 1. Introduction Early simulations

  14. Shear flow instabilities in viscoelastic fluids

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    Miller, Joel C.

    2006-05-23T23:59:59.000Z

    - stabilities may be desirable: for example in microfluidics it may be necessary 2to mix two fluids together. This is made difficult by the small length scales and resulting low Reynolds number. An instability which mixes the entire flow is needed. Part I...

  15. Ultrasonic fluid flow measurement method and apparatus

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    Kronberg, J.W.

    1993-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for measuring the flow of a fluid in a pipe using ultrasonic waves. The apparatus comprises an ultrasonic generator, a lens for focusing the sound energy produced by the generator, and means for directing the focused energy into the side of the pipe through an opening and in a direction close to parallel to the long axis of the pipe. A cone carries the sound energy to the lens from the generator. Depending on the choice of materials, there may be a quarter-wave, acoustic impedance matching section between the generator and the cone to reduce the reflections of energy at the cone boundary. The lens material has an acoustic impedance similar to that of the cone material but a different sonic velocity so that the lens can converge the sound waves in the fluid. A transition section between the lens and the fluid helps to couple the energy to the fluid and assures it is directed as close to parallel to the fluid flow direction as possible. 3 figures.

  16. Ultrasonic fluid flow measurement method and apparatus

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    Kronberg, James W. (108 Independent Blvd., Aiken, SC 29801)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for measuring the flow of a fluid in a pipe using ultrasonic waves. The apparatus comprises an ultrasonic generator, a lens for focusing the sound energy produced by the generator, and means for directing the focused energy into the side of the pipe through an opening and in a direction close to parallel to the long axis of the pipe. A cone carries the sound energy to the lens from the generator. Depending on the choice of materials, there may be a quarter-wave, acoustic impedance matching section between the generator and the cone to reduce the reflections of energy at the cone boundary. The lens material has an acoustic impedance similar to that of the cone material but a different sonic velocity so that the lens can converge the sound waves in the fluid. A transition section between the lens and the fluid helps to couple the energy to the fluid and assures it is directed as close to parallel to the fluid flow direction as possible.

  17. Numerical simulation of the fluid flow and heat transfer processes during scavenging in a two-stroke engine under steady-state conditions

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    Castro Gouveia, M. de; Reis Parise, J.A. dos; Nieckele, A.O. (Pontificia Univ. Catolica, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil))

    1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A numerical simulation of the scavenging process in a two-stroke flat-piston model engine has been developed. Air enters the cylinder circumferentially, inducting a three-dimensional turbulent swirling flow. The problem was modeled as a steady-state axisymmetric flow through a cylinder with uniform wall temperature. The steady-state regime was simulated by assuming the piston head fixed at the bottom dead center. The calculation was performed employing the {kappa}-{epsilon} model of turbulence. A comparison of the results obtained for the flow field with available experimental data showed very good agreement, and a comparison with an available numerical solution revealed superior results. The effects of the Reynolds number, inlet port angles, and engine geometry on the flow and in-cylinder heat transfer characteristics were investigated. The Nusselt number substantially increases with larger Reynolds numbers and a smaller bore-to-stroke ratio. It is shown that the positioning of the exhaust value(s) is the main parameter to control the scavenging process.

  18. Visually simulating realistic fluid motion

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    Naithani, Priyanka

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    's second law of motion and Conservation of Mass, which leads to the continuity equation. Newton's second law states that the total force F, acting on an element equals mass m times the element's acceleration a. In the case of fluids we do not consider...

  19. Computer simulation of flow past superhydrophobic striped surfaces

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    Zhou, Jiajia

    Computer simulation of flow past superhydrophobic striped surfaces Jiajia Zhou1 , Aleksey V of superhydrophobic surfaces. 1 Introduction Fluid modeling from micrometer to nanometer scale not only that patterned superhydrophobic materials are important in context of fluid dynamics and their superlubricating

  20. Pore-Scale Simulation Of Experimentally Realizable, Oscillatory Flow In Porous Rock

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    Olson, John F.

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We report new simulations of oscillating flow in porous rock. Our goal is to better understand the frequency dependence of pore-scale fluid motion, which should ultimately

  1. Computational fluid dynamics assessment: Volume 1, Computer simulations of the METC (Morgantown Energy Technology Center) entrained-flow gasifier: Final report

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    Celik, I.; Chattree, M.

    1988-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An assessment of the theoretical and numerical aspects of the computer code, PCGC-2, is made; and the results of the application of this code to the Morgantown Energy Technology Center (METC) advanced gasification facility entrained-flow reactor, ''the gasifier,'' are presented. PCGC-2 is a code suitable for simulating pulverized coal combustion or gasification under axisymmetric (two-dimensional) flow conditions. The governing equations for the gas and particulate phase have been reviewed. The numerical procedure and the related programming difficulties have been elucidated. A single-particle model similar to the one used in PCGC-2 has been developed, programmed, and applied to some simple situations in order to gain insight to the physics of coal particle heat-up, devolatilization, and char oxidation processes. PCGC-2 was applied to the METC entrained-flow gasifier to study numerically the flash pyrolysis of coal, and gasification of coal with steam or carbon dioxide. The results from the simulations are compared with measurements. The gas and particle residence times, particle temperature, and mass component history were also calculated and the results were analyzed. The results provide useful information for understanding the fundamentals of coal gasification and for assessment of experimental results performed using the reactor considered. 69 refs., 35 figs., 23 tabs.

  2. Three-Dimensional Characteristics of Post-CHF Behaviour Within a Rod Bundle for Loss-of-Flow Simulation: Experimental and Three-Fluid Porous Media Numerical Analyses

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    Stosic, Zoran V. [Framatome ANP GmbH, PO Box 3220, Erlangen, 91050 (Germany); Stevanovic, Vladimir D. [University of Belgrade, Kraljice Marije 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro (Yugoslavia); Tadashi Iguchi [Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai-mura 319-1195 (Japan)

    2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The investigation of three-dimensional transient propagations of dry-out fronts within a nuclear fuel rod bundle is performed, based on experimental and numerical simulations. The spreading of Critical Heat Flux (CHF) fronts across a bundle, caused by sudden decrease of coolant mass flow rate followed by delayed gradual decrease of power generation is predicted, and the locus of dry patches is shown. Simultaneous occurrence of CHF and re-wet multi-fronts in here-analysed flow transient has not been detected so obvious as in power transient, previously analysed. Due to a possible building of a vapour zone, the CHF front spatial propagation has to be carefully analysed in transient conditions. (authors)

  3. Applying uncertainty quantification to multiphase flow computational fluid dynamics

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    Gel, A.; Garg, R.; Tong, C.; Shahnam, M.; Guenther, C.

    2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Multiphase computational fluid dynamics plays a major role in design and optimization of fossil fuel based reactors. There is a growing interest in accounting for the influence of uncertainties associated with physical systems to increase the reliability of computational simulation based engineering analysis. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has recently undertaken an initiative to characterize uncertainties associated with computer simulation of reacting multiphase flows encountered in energy producing systems such as a coal gasifier. The current work presents the preliminary results in applying non-intrusive parametric uncertainty quantification and propagation techniques with NETL's open-source multiphase computational fluid dynamics software MFIX. For this purpose an open-source uncertainty quantification toolkit, PSUADE developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been interfaced with MFIX software. In this study, the sources of uncertainty associated with numerical approximation and model form have been neglected, and only the model input parametric uncertainty with forward propagation has been investigated by constructing a surrogate model based on data-fitted response surface for a multiphase flow demonstration problem. Monte Carlo simulation was employed for forward propagation of the aleatory type input uncertainties. Several insights gained based on the outcome of these simulations are presented such as how inadequate characterization of uncertainties can affect the reliability of the prediction results. Also a global sensitivity study using Sobol' indices was performed to better understand the contribution of input parameters to the variability observed in response variable.

  4. Geomechanical Simulation of Fluid-Driven Fractures

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    Makhnenko, R.; Nikolskiy, D.; Mogilevskaya, S.; Labuz, J.

    2012-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

    The project supported graduate students working on experimental and numerical modeling of rock fracture, with the following objectives: (a) perform laboratory testing of fluid-saturated rock; (b) develop predictive models for simulation of fracture; and (c) establish educational frameworks for geologic sequestration issues related to rock fracture. These objectives were achieved through (i) using a novel apparatus to produce faulting in a fluid-saturated rock; (ii) modeling fracture with a boundary element method; and (iii) developing curricula for training geoengineers in experimental mechanics, numerical modeling of fracture, and poroelasticity.

  5. Simulation of Biological Flow and Transport in Complex Geometries using Embedded Boundary /

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    Simulation of Biological Flow and Transport in Complex Geometries using Embedded Boundary / Volume for modeling polymer fluids in irregular microscale geometries that enables long-time simulation of validation the constitutive behavior of polymer fluids. Complex flow environment geometries are represented on Cartesian grids

  6. Simulation of Complex Fluids using Dissipative Particle Dynamics

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    Title: Simulation of Complex Fluids using Dissipative Particle Dynamics Abstract: Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD) is a relatively new mesoscopic method ...

  7. A Mixed Finite Element Framework for Modeling Coupled Fluid Flow ...

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    Birendra Jha

    2005-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    and in enhanced oil recovery techniques such as steam assisted gravity ..... When fluid flows through a porous medium there are three forces acting, per unit.

  8. Journal of Fluids and Structures 24 (2008) 250269 Numerical and experimental study of expiratory flow

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    Van Hirtum, Annemie

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    , the pharynx, the mouth and the larynx (Fig. 1), is the most external part of the respiratory system. Modelling deformations has been chosen to compute the mechanical behaviour of the tongue. The main features of the flow and Depollier, 1995; Huang, 1995; Balint and Lucey, 2005), numerical simulations of the respiratory fluid flow

  9. Numerical models of caldera deformation: Effects of multiphase and multicomponent hydrothermal fluid flow

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    Numerical models of caldera deformation: Effects of multiphase and multicomponent hydrothermal studies addressing the effects of multiphase flow on crustal mechanics have been attempted. Recent numerical simulations of multiphase (liquid-gas), multicomponent (H2O­CO2) hydrothermal fluid flow

  10. 1. Introduction Fluid flow in continuous casting of steel is of great inter-

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    Thomas, Brian G.

    -phase fluid flow owing to the simulation kinematic viscosity of steel and water, the flow pattern itself and entrainment of the mold slag, · transient fluctuations and waves in the top surface level, and their effect, such as intermixing during a grade change and segregation. Extensive past work has employed physical water models

  11. Scalable parallel methods for monolithic coupling in fluid-structure interaction with application to blood flow

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    Cai, Xiao-Chuan

    to blood flow modeling 6 Andrew T. Barker,a , Xiao-Chuan Caib a Department of Applied Mathematics finite element solver for the simulation of blood flow in compliant arteries. The incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are used to model the fluid and coupled to an incom- pressible linear elastic model for the blood

  12. Fluid flow plate for decreased density of fuel cell assembly

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    Vitale, Nicholas G. (Albany, NY)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fluid flow plate includes first and second outward faces. Each of the outward faces has a flow channel thereon for carrying respective fluid. At least one of the fluids serves as reactant fluid for a fuel cell of a fuel cell assembly. One or more pockets are formed between the first and second outward faces for decreasing density of the fluid flow plate. A given flow channel can include one or more end sections and an intermediate section. An interposed member can be positioned between the outward faces at an interface between an intermediate section, of one of the outward faces, and an end section, of that outward face. The interposed member can serve to isolate the reactant fluid from the opposing outward face. The intermediate section(s) of flow channel(s) on an outward face are preferably formed as a folded expanse.

  13. PARAMETER AND SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION FOR FLUID FLOW IN UNDERGROUND RESERVOIRS

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    Ewing, Richard E.

    associated with two seem­ ingly disparate applications: production of petroleum and the remediation of water procedures associated with injection and production wells. Equations to describe the flow of fluids in porous. Such data can include pressure and flow rates of various fluid phases obtained during production, or during

  14. Advanced tomographic flow diagnostics for opaque multiphase fluids

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    Torczynski, J.R.; O`Hern, T.J.; Adkins, D.R.; Jackson, N.B.; Shollenberger, K.A.

    1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents the work performed for the ``Advanced Tomographic Flow Diagnostics for Opaque Multiphase Fluids`` LDRD (Laboratory-Directed Research and Development) project and is presented as the fulfillment of the LDRD reporting requirement. Dispersed multiphase flows, particularly gas-liquid flows, are industrially important to the chemical and applied-energy industries, where bubble-column reactors are employed for chemical synthesis and waste treatment. Due to the large range of length scales (10{sup {minus}6}-10{sup 1}m) inherent in real systems, direct numerical simulation is not possible at present, so computational simulations are forced to use models of subgrid-scale processes, the accuracy of which strongly impacts simulation fidelity. The development and validation of such subgrid-scale models requires data sets at representative conditions. The ideal measurement techniques would provide spatially and temporally resolved full-field measurements of the distributions of all phases, their velocity fields, and additional associated quantities such as pressure and temperature. No technique or set of techniques is known that satisfies this requirement. In this study, efforts are focused on characterizing the spatial distribution of the phases in two-phase gas-liquid flow and in three-phase gas-liquid-solid flow. Due to its industrial importance, the bubble-column geometry is selected for diagnostics development and assessment. Two bubble-column testbeds are utilized: one at laboratory scale and one close to industrial scale. Several techniques for measuring the phase distributions at conditions of industrial interest are examined: level-rise measurements, differential-pressure measurements, bulk electrical impedance measurements, electrical bubble probes, x-ray tomography, gamma-densitometry tomography, and electrical impedance tomography.

  15. Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow

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    Heath, W.O.; Virden, J.W. Jr.; Richardson, R.L.; Bergsman, T.M.

    1993-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to a continuous flow fluid reactor for chemically altering fluids. The reactor operates on standard frequency (50 to 60 Hz) electricity. The fluid reactor contains particles that are energized by the electricity to form a corona throughout the volume of the reactor and subsequently a non-equilibrium plasma that interacts with the fluid. Particles may form a fixed bed or a fluid bed. Electricity may be provided through electrodes or through an inductive coil. Fluids include gases containing exhaust products and organic fuels requiring oxidation. 4 figures.

  16. Method and apparatus for chemically altering fluids in continuous flow

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    Heath, William O. (Richland, WA); Virden, Jr., Judson W. (Richland, WA); Richardson, R. L. (West Richland, WA); Bergsman, Theresa M. (Richland, WA)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The present invention relates to a continuous flow fluid reactor for chemically altering fluids. The reactor operates on standard frequency (50 to 60 Hz) electricity. The fluid reactor contains particles that are energized by the electricity to form a corona throughout the volume of the reactor and subsequently a non-equilibrium plasma that interacts with the fluid. Particles may form a fixed bed or a fluid bed. Electricity may be provided through electrodes or through an inductive coil. Fluids include gases containing exhaust products and organic fuels requiring oxidation.

  17. Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Fluidized Bed Polymerization Reactors

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    Rong Fan

    2006-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Fluidized beds (FB) reactors are widely used in the polymerization industry due to their superior heat- and mass-transfer characteristics. Nevertheless, problems associated with local overheating of polymer particles and excessive agglomeration leading to FB reactors defluidization still persist and limit the range of operating temperatures that can be safely achieved in plant-scale reactors. Many people have been worked on the modeling of FB polymerization reactors, and quite a few models are available in the open literature, such as the well-mixed model developed by McAuley, Talbot, and Harris (1994), the constant bubble size model (Choi and Ray, 1985) and the heterogeneous three phase model (Fernandes and Lona, 2002). Most these research works focus on the kinetic aspects, but from industrial viewpoint, the behavior of FB reactors should be modeled by considering the particle and fluid dynamics in the reactor. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a powerful tool for understanding the effect of fluid dynamics on chemical reactor performance. For single-phase flows, CFD models for turbulent reacting flows are now well understood and routinely applied to investigate complex flows with detailed chemistry. For multiphase flows, the state-of-the-art in CFD models is changing rapidly and it is now possible to predict reasonably well the flow characteristics of gas-solid FB reactors with mono-dispersed, non-cohesive solids. This thesis is organized into seven chapters. In Chapter 2, an overview of fluidized bed polymerization reactors is given, and a simplified two-site kinetic mechanism are discussed. Some basic theories used in our work are given in detail in Chapter 3. First, the governing equations and other constitutive equations for the multi-fluid model are summarized, and the kinetic theory for describing the solid stress tensor is discussed. The detailed derivation of DQMOM for the population balance equation is given as the second section. In this section, monovariate population balance, bivariate population balance, aggregation and breakage equation and DQMOM-Multi-Fluid model are described. In the last section of Chapter 3, numerical methods involved in the multi-fluid model and time-splitting method are presented. Chapter 4 is based on a paper about application of DQMOM to polydisperse gas-solid fluidized beds. Results for a constant aggregation and breakage kernel and a kernel developed from kinetic theory are shown. The effect of the aggregation success factor and the fragment distribution function are investigated. Chapter 5 shows the work on validation of mixing and segregation phenomena in gas-solid fluidized beds with a binary mixture or a continuous size distribution. The simulation results are compared with available experiment data and discrete-particle simulation. Chapter 6 presents the project with Univation Technologies on CFD simulation of a Polyethylene pilot-scale FB reactor, The fluid dynamics, mass/heat transfer and particle size distribution are investigated through CFD simulation and validated with available experimental data. The conclusions of this study and future work are discussed in Chapter 7.

  18. Supercritical Fluid Extraction- Process Simulation and Design

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    Martin, C. L.; Seibert, A. F.

    case study, we will lise data taken fro~ one experimental run to simulate process flows, energy requirements and process conditions when separating isopropyl alcohol (IPA) from water employing supercritical carbon dioxide as the solvent. The SFE... resins, fractionation of heat sensitive compounds, treatment of hazardous wastes and the deasphalting of petroleum residuals. Supercritical pressure extractors operate near or above the critical temperature and pressure of the solvent in order to take...

  19. Flow networks: A characterization of geophysical fluid transport

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    Enrico Ser-Giacomi; Vincent Rossi; Cristobal Lopez; Emilio Hernandez-Garcia

    2015-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We represent transport between different regions of a fluid domain by flow networks, constructed from the discrete representation of the Perron-Frobenius or transfer operator associated to the fluid advection dynamics. The procedure is useful to analyze fluid dynamics in geophysical contexts, as illustrated by the construction of a flow network associated to the surface circulation in the Mediterranean sea. We use network-theory tools to analyze the flow network and gain insights into transport processes. In particular we quantitatively relate dispersion and mixing characteristics, classically quantified by Lyapunov exponents, to the degree of the network nodes. A family of network entropies is defined from the network adjacency matrix, and related to the statistics of stretching in the fluid, in particular to the Lyapunov exponent field. Finally we use a network community detection algorithm, Infomap, to partition the Mediterranean network into coherent regions, i.e. areas internally well mixed, but with little fluid interchange between them.

  20. Fluid-particle flow modelling and validation using two-way-coupled mesoscale SPH-DEM

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    Robinson, Martin; Ramaioli, Marco

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a meshless simulation method for multiphase fluid-particle flows coupling Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) and the Discrete Element Method (DEM). Rather than fully resolving the interstitial fluid, which is often infeasible, the unresolved fluid model is based on the locally averaged Navier Stokes equations, which are coupled with a DEM model for the solid phase. In contrast to similar mesh-based Discrete Particle Methods (DPMs), this is a purely particle-based method and enjoys the flexibility that comes from the lack of a prescribed mesh. It is suitable for problems such as free surface flow or flow around complex, moving and/or intermeshed geometries. It can be used for both one and two-way coupling and is applicable to both dilute and dense particle flows. A comprehensive validation procedure for fluid-particle simulations is presented and applied to the SPH-DEM method, using simulations of single and multiple particle sedimentation in a 3D fluid column and comparison with analytical model...

  1. MODELING COUPLED FLUID FLOW AND GEOMECHANICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL PHENOMENA WITHIN

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    MODELING COUPLED FLUID FLOW AND GEOMECHANICAL AND GEOPHYSICAL PHENOMENA WITHIN A FINITE ELEMENT for the modeling of geomechanical effects induced by reservoir production/injection and the cyclic dependence

  2. Controls on Fault-Hosted Fluid Flow: Preliminary Results from...

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    Geothermal Field, CA Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Proceedings: Controls on Fault-Hosted Fluid Flow: Preliminary Results from the...

  3. Can We Accurately Model Fluid Flow in Shale?

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    2013 00:00 Over 20 trillion cubic meters of natural gas are trapped in shale, but many shale oil and gas producers still use models of underground fluid flow that date back to...

  4. On the acceleration potential in perfect fluid flow

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    Maestri, Raymond Rudolph

    1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ON THE ACCELERATION POTENTIAL IN PERFECT FLUID FLOW A Thesis By RAYMOND RUDOLPH MAESTRI Submitted. to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfrllment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August, 1960 Department of Aeronautical Engineering Major Subject: Aeronautical Engineering ON THE ACCELERATION POTENTIAL IN PERFECT FLUID FLOW A Thesis RAYMOND RUDOLPH MAESTRI Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Commit e...

  5. Numerical simulation of the air flow field in a laboratory fume hood using the CFD-ACE(TM) computational fluid dynamics code

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    D'Sousa, Cedric Benedict

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    realized information on the hood entry losses and other design parameters that are of interest to the users, designers and owners of fume hoods. After the specification of the problem and generation of the mesh, the modeled hood was simulated using CFD...

  6. Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of a Lithium/Thionyl Chloride Battery with Electrolyte Flow

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    Wang, Chao-Yang

    Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of a Lithium/Thionyl Chloride Battery with Electrolyte Flow W-dimensional model is developed to simulate discharge of a primary lithium/thionyl chloride battery. The model to the first task with important examples of lead-acid,1-3 nickel-metal hydride,4-8 and lithium-based batteries

  7. CIRQ: Qualitative fluid flow modelling for aerospace FMEA applications Neal Snooke

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    Snooke, Neal

    M2 CIRQ: Qualitative fluid flow modelling for aerospace FMEA applications Neal Snooke Department- oped on top of the MCIRQ simulator with the aim to produce an automated FMEA for aircraft fuel systems similar to pre- viously developed automated electrical FMEA. Introduction This paper describes a circuit

  8. Prediction of fluid flow in curved pipe using the finite element method

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    Maitin, Christopher Benjamin

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . Therefore mathematical models have been developed to simulate the elfect of these stresses on the flow field. Until recently these models have only been used for simple geometries. With the advancement of the computer, numerical methods have been de... OF SCIENCE May 1987 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering PREDICTION OF FLUID FLOW IN CURVED PIPE USING THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD A Thesis CHRISTOPHER B. MAITIN Approved as to style and content by: Dennis L. O'Neal (Chairman of Committee) Warren...

  9. Title of dissertation: MODELING, SIMULATING, AND CONTROLLING THE FLUID DYNAMICS

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    Shapiro, Benjamin

    ABSTRACT Title of dissertation: MODELING, SIMULATING, AND CONTROLLING THE FLUID DYNAMICS OF ELECTRO an algorithm to steer indi- vidual particles inside the EWOD system by control of actuators already present number of actuators available in the EWOD system. #12;MODELING, SIMULATING, AND CONTROLLING THE FLUID

  10. System and method measuring fluid flow in a conduit

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    Ortiz, Marcos German (Idaho Falls, ID); Kidd, Terrel G. (Blackfoot, ID)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for measuring fluid mass flow in a conduit in which there exists a pressure differential in the fluid between at least two spaced-apart locations in the conduit. The system includes a first pressure transducer disposed in the side of the conduit at a first location for measuring pressure of fluid at that location, a second or more pressure transducers disposed in the side of the conduit at a second location, for making multiple measurements of pressure of fluid in the conduit at that location, and a computer for computing the average pressure of the multiple measurements at the second location and for computing flow rate of fluid in the conduit from the pressure measurement by the first pressure transducer and from the average pressure calculation of the multiple measurements.

  11. Calculation of unsteady turbulent flow around obstacles using the large eddy simulation turbulence model

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    Helton, Donald McLean

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The premise of the work presented here is to use a common analytical tool, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), along with a prevalent turbulence model, Large Eddy Simulation (LES), to study the flow past rectangular cylinders. In an attempt to use...

  12. PAPER B3: PHYSICS OF FLUID FLOWS Hilary Term 2010

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    Read, Peter L.

    ,...) · Aerodynamics ­ important advances in fluid dynamics c. 1900 ­ still active today · Lubrication of mechanical systems · Industry ­ e.g. gases in pipes, polymer flows · Oil extraction ­ liquids flowing through eff n, where `effective diameter' deff 0.3 nm, say. 2 � 10-7 m = 200 nm. In FD, we consider scales

  13. Characterization of fracture networks for fluid flow analysis

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    Long, J.C.S.; Billaux, D.; Hestir, K.; Majer, E.L.; Peterson, J.; Karasaki, K.; Nihei, K.; Gentier, S.; Cox, L.

    1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The analysis of fluid flow through fractured rocks is difficult because the only way to assign hydraulic parameters to fractures is to perform hydraulic tests. However, the interpretation of such tests, or ''inversion'' of the data, requires at least that we know the geometric pattern formed by the fractures. Combining a statistical approach with geophysical data may be extremely helpful in defining the fracture geometry. Cross-hole geophysics, either seismic or radar, can provide tomograms which are pixel maps of the velocity or attenuation anomalies in the rock. These anomalies are often due to fracture zones. Therefore, tomograms can be used to identify fracture zones and provide information about the structure within the fracture zones. This structural information can be used as the basis for simulating the degree of fracturing within the zones. Well tests can then be used to further refine the model. Because the fracture network is only partially connected, the resulting geometry of the flow paths may have fractal properties. We are studying the behavior of well tests under such geometry. Through understanding of this behavior, it may be possible to use inverse techniques to refine the a priori assignment of fractures and their conductances such that we obtain the best fit to a series of well test results simultaneously. The methodology described here is under development and currently being applied to several field sites. 4 refs., 14 figs.

  14. Numeric Simulation of Heat Transfer and Electrokinetic Flow in an Electroosmosis-Based

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    Le Roy, Robert J.

    Numeric Simulation of Heat Transfer and Electrokinetic Flow in an Electroosmosis-Based Continuous is dedicated to under- standing the fluid flow and heat transfer mechanisms occurring in continuous flow PCR are discussed in detail. The importance of each heat transfer mechanism for different situations is also

  15. Notes 10. A thermohydrodynamic bulk-flow model for fluid film bearings 

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    San Andres, Luis

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The complete set of bulk-flow equations for the analysis of turbulent flow fluid film bearings. Importance of thermal effects in process fluid applications. A CFD method for solution of the bulk-flow equations....

  16. Method, apparatus and system for controlling fluid flow

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    McMurtrey, Ryan D. (Idaho Falls, ID); Ginosar, Daniel M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Burch, Joesph V. (Shelley, ID)

    2007-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A system, apparatus and method of controlling the flow of a fluid are provided. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a flow control device includes a valve having a flow path defined therethrough and a valve seat in communication with the flow path with a valve stem disposed in the valve seat. The valve stem and valve seat are cooperatively configured to cause mutual relative linear displacement thereof in response to rotation of the valve stem. A gear member is coupled with the rotary stem and a linear positioning member includes a portion which complementarily engages the gear member. Upon displacement of the linear positioning member along a first axis, the gear member and rotary valve stem are rotated about a second axis and the valve stem and valve seat are mutually linearly displaced to alter the flow of fluid through the valve.

  17. Flow of Navier-Stokes Fluids in Cylindrical Elastic Tubes

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    Sochi, Taha

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Analytical expressions correlating the volumetric flow rate to the inlet and outlet pressures are derived for the time-independent flow of Newtonian fluids in cylindrically-shaped elastic tubes using a one-dimensional Navier-Stokes flow model with two pressure-area constitutive relations. These expressions for elastic tubes are the equivalent of Poiseuille and Poiseuille-type expressions for rigid tubes which were previously derived for the flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids under various flow conditions. Formulae and procedures for identifying the pressure field and tube geometric profile are also presented. The results are validated by a finite element method implementation. Sensible trends in the analytical and numerical results are observed and documented.

  18. MPSalsa 3D Simulations of Chemically Reacting Flows

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    Many important scientific and engineering applications require a detailed analysis of complex systems with coupled fluid flow, thermal energy transfer, mass transfer and nonequilibrium chemical reactions. Currently, computer simulations of these complex reacting flow problems are limited to idealized systems in one or two spatial dimensions when coupled with a detailed, fundamental chemistry model. The goal of our research is to develop, analyze and implement advanced MP numerical algorithms that will allow high resolution 3D simulations with an equal emphasis on fluid flow and chemical kinetics modeling. In our research, we focus on the development of new, fully coupled, implicit solution strategies that are based on robust MP iterative solution methods (copied from http://www.cs.sandia.gov/CRF/MPSalsa/). These simulations are needed for scientific and technical areas such as: combustion research for transportation, atmospheric chemistry modeling for pollution studies, chemically reacting flow models for analysis and control of manufacturing processes, surface catalytic reactors for methane to methanol conversion and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process modeling for production of advanced semiconductor materials (http://www.cs.sandia.gov/CRF/MPSalsa/).

    This project website provides six QuickTime videos of these simulations, along with a small image gallery and slideshow animations. A list of related publications and conference presentations is also made available.

  19. Flow of fractal fluid in pipes: Non-integer dimensional space Vasily E. Tarasov

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    Tarasov, Vasily E.

    Flow of fractal fluid in pipes: Non-integer dimensional space approach Vasily E. Tarasov of an incompressible viscous fractal fluid in the pipe. Fractal fluid is described as a continuum in non solution for steady flow of fractal fluid in a pipe and corresponding fractal fluid discharge are suggested

  20. Measurement Of The Fluid Flow Load On A Globe Valve Stem Under Various Cavitation

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Measurement Of The Fluid Flow Load On A Globe Valve Stem Under Various Cavitation Conditions)" #12;Measurement Of The Fluid Flow Load On A Globe Valve Stem Under Various Cavitation Conditions, cavitation, fluid flow load, CFD. Abstract: The evaluation of fluid forces on the stem is important for wear

  1. Design considerations for inverters in fluid flow control

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    Guggari, Mallappa Ishwarappa

    1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Electric Drives for Fluid Flow Control D. Selection of Drive for Fluid Flow Application IV POWER CIRCUIT DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS 26 29 43 47 48 A. Torque Considerations B. Overload Current C. Voltage Considerations D. Power Factor E. Harmonics F... Equivalent circuit for a separately excited dc motor 3. 2 DC Drive control system 3. 3 Equivalent circuit of an Induction Motor 3. 4 Torque-speed curve of an Induction Motor 3. 5 Torque-speed curves of an Induction Motor with variable stator voltage...

  2. SUBMITTED TO THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FLOW CONTROL, REVISED VERSION 1 Fluid Flow Control: a Vision-Based Approach

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    SUBMITTED TO THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FLOW CONTROL, REVISED VERSION 1 Fluid Flow Control, by visualizing a fluid flow, dense flow velocity maps can be computed via optical flow techniques by diminishing the fuel consumption of their aircrafts through drag reduction [1]. In contrast, in other

  3. Production of Natural Gas and Fluid Flow in Tight Sand Reservoirs

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    Maria Cecilia Bravo

    2006-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This document reports progress of this research effort in identifying relationships and defining dependencies between macroscopic reservoir parameters strongly affected by microscopic flow dynamics and production well performance in tight gas sand reservoirs. These dependencies are investigated by identifying the main transport mechanisms at the pore scale that should affect fluids flow at the reservoir scale. A critical review of commercial reservoir simulators, used to predict tight sand gas reservoir, revealed that many are poor when used to model fluid flow through tight reservoirs. Conventional simulators ignore altogether or model incorrectly certain phenomena such as, Knudsen diffusion, electro-kinetic effects, ordinary diffusion mechanisms and water vaporization. We studied the effect of Knudsen's number in Klinkenberg's equation and evaluated the effect of different flow regimes on Klinkenberg's parameter b. We developed a model capable of explaining the pressure dependence of this parameter that has been experimentally observed, but not explained in the conventional formalisms. We demonstrated the relevance of this, so far ignored effect, in tight sands reservoir modeling. A 2-D numerical simulator based on equations that capture the above mentioned phenomena was developed. Dynamic implications of new equations are comprehensively discussed in our work and their relative contribution to the flow rate is evaluated. We performed several simulation sensitivity studies that evidenced that, in general terms, our formalism should be implemented in order to get more reliable tight sands gas reservoirs' predictions.

  4. Molecular simulations of supercritical fluid permeation through disordered microporous

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and wastewater treatment,? gas separation,? energy storage,? carbon dioxide sequestration or gas production fromMolecular simulations of supercritical fluid permeation through disordered microporous carbons, FRANCE E-mail: botan@mit.edu Abstract Fluid transport through microporous carbon-based materials

  5. Enhancing Particle Methods for Fluid Simulation in Computer Graphics

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    Bridson, Robert

    and spectral cascade of turbulent energy are captured, whereas they are left unresolved on a typical simulation the fluid and are assigned with extrapolated fluid quantities to reach correct boundary conditions. The Beta characteristics of the surface, the focus in Beta Mesh is producing a surface which varies smoothly in time

  6. Parallel Multiphysics Simulations of Charged Particles in Microfluidic Flows

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    Bartuschat, Dominik

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The article describes parallel multiphysics simulations of charged particles in microfluidic flows with the waLBerla framework. To this end, three physical effects are coupled: rigid body dynamics, fluid flow modelled by a lattice Boltzmann algorithm, and electric potentials represented by a finite volume discretisation. For solving the finite volume discretisation for the electrostatic forces, a cell-centered multigrid algorithm is developed that conforms to the lattice Boltzmann meshes and the parallel communication structure of waLBerla. The new functionality is validated with suitable benchmark scenarios. Additionally, the parallel scaling and the numerical efficiency of the algorithms are analysed on an advanced supercomputer.

  7. Wavelet methods For the numerical simulation of incompressible fluids

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    Starck, Jean-Luc

    Wavelet methods For the numerical simulation of incompressible fluids Erwan Deriaz Erwan Numerik, Seminar February 16th 2006 0-0 #12; Wavelets for the Navier-Stokes equations homogeneous or non homogeneous) With a wavelet discretization: £ ¦ ¨ 2 ©$# £ % ¦ ¨ 2 © & '' ( 1

  8. Robust processing of optical flow of fluids Ashish Doshi and Adrian G. Bors, Senior Member, IEEE

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    Bors, Adrian

    the computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Navier-Stokes equations have been extensively studied in fluid mechanics Terms--Optical flow of fluids, computational fluid dy- namics, diffusion, vortex detection I displaying fluid movement. Velocity fields, characterizing the motion of fluids can be modelled using

  9. Molecular dynamics simulations of oscillatory Couette flows with slip boundary conditions

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    Priezjev, Nikolai V

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of interfacial slip on steady-state and time-periodic flows of monatomic liquids is investigated using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. The fluid phase is confined between atomically smooth rigid walls, and the fluid flows are induced by moving one of the walls. In steady shear flows, the slip length increases almost linearly with shear rate. We found that the velocity profiles in oscillatory flows are well described by the Stokes flow solution with the slip length that depends on the local shear rate. Interestingly, the rate dependence of the slip length obtained in steady shear flows is recovered when the slip length in oscillatory flows is plotted as a function of the local shear rate magnitude. For both types of flows, the friction coefficient at the liquid-solid interface correlates well with the structure of the first fluid layer near the solid wall.

  10. Molecular dynamics simulations of oscillatory Couette flows with slip boundary conditions

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    Nikolai V. Priezjev

    2012-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The effect of interfacial slip on steady-state and time-periodic flows of monatomic liquids is investigated using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. The fluid phase is confined between atomically smooth rigid walls, and the fluid flows are induced by moving one of the walls. In steady shear flows, the slip length increases almost linearly with shear rate. We found that the velocity profiles in oscillatory flows are well described by the Stokes flow solution with the slip length that depends on the local shear rate. Interestingly, the rate dependence of the slip length obtained in steady shear flows is recovered when the slip length in oscillatory flows is plotted as a function of the local shear rate magnitude. For both types of flows, the friction coefficient at the liquid-solid interface correlates well with the structure of the first fluid layer near the solid wall.

  11. Resistance of louvers to fluid flow

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    Bevier, Charles Wayland

    1954-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    as with shape and postion. This may be explained by the fact that geomet- rical similarity does not necessarily irqply mechanical similarity It has been proved that mechanical similarity with a given geometrical similarity is insured only if the ratio... arrangement. Table I gives a summary of the various louver arrangements tested. The maximum rate of air flow through the louver de- pended upon the output of the centrifugal fan used for the air source, For wide spacing of the louver boards (large free...

  12. Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit using an elbow flow meter

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    Ortiz, Marcos G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Boucher, Timothy J. (Helena, MT)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for measuring fluid flow in a conduit. The system utilizes pressure transducers disposed generally in line upstream and downstream of the flow of fluid in a bend in the conduit. Data from the pressure transducers is transmitted to a microprocessor or computer. The pressure differential measured by the pressure transducers is then used to calculate the fluid flow rate in the conduit. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to control flow, total fluid dispersed, (in, for example, an irrigation system), area of dispersal or other desired effect based on the fluid flow in the conduit.

  13. Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit using an elbow flow meter

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    Ortiz, M.G.; Boucher, T.J.

    1997-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit. The system utilizes pressure transducers disposed generally in line upstream and downstream of the flow of fluid in a bend in the conduit. Data from the pressure transducers is transmitted to a microprocessor or computer. The pressure differential measured by the pressure transducers is then used to calculate the fluid flow rate in the conduit. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to control flow, total fluid dispersed, (in, for example, an irrigation system), area of dispersal or other desired effect based on the fluid flow in the conduit. 2 figs.

  14. Notes 10. A thermohydrodynamic bulk-flow model for fluid film bearings

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    San Andres, Luis

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Notes 10. THERMOHYDRODYNAMIC BULK-FLOW MODEL IN THIN FILM LUBRICATION ? Dr. Luis San Andr?s (2009) 1 Notes 10. Thermohydrodynamic Bulk-Flow Model in Thin Film Lubrication General flow characteristics in oil lubricated fluid film... regimes Notes 10. THERMOHYDRODYNAMIC BULK-FLOW MODEL IN THIN FILM LUBRICATION ? Dr. Luis San Andr?s (2009) 2 Bulk-Flow Equations for Thin Fluid Films The fluid flow within a thin film region, see Fig.1, is governed by the continuity...

  15. Fluid Catalytic Cracking Power Recovery Computer Simulation

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    Samurin, N. A.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    operating conditions. The digital computer model simulates the performance of the axial compressor, power recovery expander, regenerator section, and system pressure drops. The program can simulate the process system design conditions for compatibility...

  16. Fluid Catalytic Cracking Power Recovery Computer Simulation 

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    Samurin, N. A.

    1979-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    operating conditions. The digital computer model simulates the performance of the axial compressor, power recovery expander, regenerator section, and system pressure drops. The program can simulate the process system design conditions for compatibility...

  17. Preserving the Volume of Fluid Using Multi-phase Flow Approach Roman Durikovic

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    Durikovic, Roman

    complex behaviors. We often see rising bubbles or flow of muddy water, such flows involve sev- eral fluids volume when the fluid passes through a donor cell to an acceptor cell. The VOF method was improved

  18. Particle-fluid-structure interaction for debris flow impact on flexible barriers

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    A. Leonardi; F. K. Wittel; M. Mendoza; R. Vetter; H. J. Herrmann

    2014-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Flexible barriers are increasingly used for the protection from debris flow in mountainous terrain due to their low cost and environmental impact. However, a numerical tool for rational design of such structures is still missing. In this work, a hybrid computational framework is presented, using a total Lagrangian formulation of the Finite Element Method (FEM) to represent a flexible barrier. The actions exerted on the structure by a debris flow are obtained from simultaneous simulations of the flow of a fluid-grain mixture, using two conveniently coupled solvers: the Discrete Element Method (DEM) governs the motion of the grains, while the free-surface non-Newtonian fluid phase is solved using the Lattice-Boltzmann Method (LBM). Simulations on realistic geometries show the dependence of the momentum transfer on the barrier on the composition of the debris flow, challenging typical assumptions made during the design process today. In particular, we demonstrate that both grains and fluid contribute in a non-negligible way to the momentum transfer. Moreover, we show how the flexibility of the barrier reduces its vulnerability to structural collapse, and how the stress is distributed on its fabric, highlighting potential weak points.

  19. Noninvasive characterization of a flowing multiphase fluid using ultrasonic interferometry

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    Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2007-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for noninvasively monitoring the flow and/or the composition of a flowing liquid using ultrasound is described. The position of the resonance peaks for a fluid excited by a swept-frequency ultrasonic signal have been found to change frequency both in response to a change in composition and in response to a change in the flow velocity thereof. Additionally, the distance between successive resonance peaks does not change as a function of flow, but rather in response to a change in composition. Thus, a measurement of both parameters (resonance position and resonance spacing), once calibrated, permits the simultaneous determination of flow rate and composition using the apparatus and method of the present invention.

  20. Noninvasive characterization of a flowing multiphase fluid using ultrasonic interferometry

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    Sinha, Dipen N.

    2003-11-11T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for noninvasively monitoring the flow and/or the composition of a flowing liquid using ultrasound is described. The position of the resonance peaks for a fluid excited by a swept-frequency ultrasonic signal have been found to change frequency both in response to a change in composition and in response to a change in the flow velocity thereof. Additionally, the distance between successive resonance peaks does not change as a function of flow, but rather in response to a change in composition. Thus, a measurement of both parameters (resonance position and resonance spacing), once calibrated, permits the simultaneous determination of flow rate and composition using the apparatus and method of the present invention.

  1. Noninvasive Characterization Of A Flowing Multiphase Fluid Using Ultrasonic Interferometry

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    Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2005-05-10T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for noninvasively monitoring the flow and/or the composition of a flowing liquid using ultrasound is described. The position of the resonance peaks for a fluid excited by a swept-frequency ultrasonic signal have been found to change frequency both in response to a change in composition and in response to a change in the flow velocity thereof. Additionally, the distance between successive resonance peaks does not change as a function of flow, but rather in response to a change in composition. Thus, a measurement of both parameters (resonance position and resonance spacing), once calibrated, permits the simultaneous determination of flow rate and composition using the apparatus and method of the present invention.

  2. FLUID FLOW MODELING OF RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING FOR COMPOSITE MATERIAL WIND TURBINE BLADE STRUCTURES

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    FLUID FLOW MODELING OF RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING FOR COMPOSITE MATERIAL WIND TURBINE BLADE STRUCTURES.............................................................................................................7 Composite Materials...................................................................................................7 Material Properties

  3. Assembly flow simulation of a radar

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    Rutherford, W.C.; Biggs, P.M.

    1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A discrete event simulation model has been developed to predict the assembly flow time of a new radar product. The simulation was the key tool employed to identify flow constraints. The radar, production facility, and equipment complement were designed, arranged, and selected to provide the most manufacturable assembly possible. A goal was to reduce the assembly and testing cycle time from twenty-six weeks to six weeks. A computer software simulation package (SLAM II) was utilized as the foundation a for simulating the assembly flow time. FORTRAN subroutines were incorporated into the software to deal with unique flow circumstances that were not accommodated by the software. Detailed information relating to the assembly operations was provided by a team selected from the engineering, manufacturing management, inspection, and production assembly staff. The simulation verified that it would be possible to achieve the cycle time goal of six weeks. Equipment and manpower constraints were identified during the simulation process and adjusted as required to achieve the flow with a given monthly production requirement. The simulation is being maintained as a planning tool to be used to identify constraints in the event that monthly output is increased. ``What-if`` studies have been conducted to identify the cost of reducing constraints caused by increases in output requirement.

  4. Implicit Large Eddy Simulation of Cavitation in Micro Channel Flows

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    Hickel, S; Schmidt, S J

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a numerical method for Large Eddy Simulations (LES) of compressible two-phase flows. The method is validated for the flow in a micro channel with a step-like restriction. This setup is representative for typical cavitating multi-phase flows in fuel injectors and follows an experimental study of Iben et al., 2010. While a diesel-like test fuel was used in the experiment, we solve the compressible Navier-Stokes equations with a barotropic equation of state for water and vapor and a simple phase-change model based on equilibrium assumptions. Our LES resolve all wave dynamics in the compressible fluid and the turbulence production in shear layers.

  5. Numerical Simulation of Bubble Formation in Co-Flowing Mercury

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    Abdou, Ashraf A [ORNL; Wendel, Mark W [ORNL; Felde, David K [ORNL; Riemer, Bernie [ORNL

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we present computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of helium bubble formation and detachment at a submerged needle in stagnant and co-flowing mercury. Since mercury is opaque, visualization of internal gas bubbles was done with proton radiography (pRad) at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE2). The acoustic waves emitted at the time of detachment and during subsequent oscillations of the bubble were recorded with a microphone. The Volume of Fluid (VOF) model was used to simulate the unsteady two-phase flow of gas injection in mercury. The VOF model is validated by comparing detailed bubble sizes and shapes at various stages of the bubble growth and detachment, with the experimental measurements at different gas flow rates and mercury velocities. The experimental and computational results show a two-stage bubble formation. The first stage involves growing bubble around the needle, and the second follows as the buoyancy overcomes wall adhesion. The comparison of predicted and measured bubble sizes and shapes at various stages of the bubble growth and detachment is in good agreement.

  6. Reducing or stopping the uncontrolled flow of fluid such as oil from a well

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    Hermes, Robert E

    2014-02-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The uncontrolled flow of fluid from an oil or gas well may be reduced or stopped by injecting a composition including 2-cyanoacrylate ester monomer into the fluid stream. Injection of the monomer results in a rapid, perhaps instantaneous, polymerization of the monomer within the flow stream of the fluid. This polymerization results in formation of a solid plug that reduces or stops the flow of additional fluid from the well.

  7. Simulations of Particle Dynamics in Magnetorheological Fluids

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    . Reitich 2 , M.R. Jolly 3 , H.T. Banks 1 , Kazi Ito 1 Abstract We present particle dynamics simulations transformed from a liquid state to that of a Bingham solid upon application of a magnetic (resp., electric as these present a number of advantages over their electric counterparts. These include higher achievable yield

  8. Stable loosely-coupled-type algorithm for fluid-structure interaction in blood flow

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    Guidoboni, Giovanna

    Stable loosely-coupled-type algorithm for fluid-structure interaction in blood flow Giovanna Abstract We introduce a novel loosely coupled-type algorithm for fluid-structure interaction between blood. A major application is blood flow in human arteries. Understanding fluid- structure interaction between

  9. Influence of formation clays on the flow of aqueous fluids

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    Hower, W.F.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Most sandstone formations contain clays that can have a significant effect on the flow of aqueous fluids. The clays most frequently detected are smectite, mixed layer, illite, kaolinite, and chlorite. All of these clays are capable of migrating and causing permeability damage when they are contacted by waters foreign to the formation. Normally, these waters alter ionic environments around the clays, which causes the clays to be dislodged from their original positions. Thus, any time clay is present in the rock, it can be assumed that permeability damage can occur. The degree of damage depends upon the concentration and types of clays present, their relative position in the rock, the severity of the ionic environmental change; and fluid velocity. Permeability damage has been minimized in oil and gas wells through the use of potassium and ammonium ions. 15 references.

  10. Fluid flow and heat transfer modeling for castings

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    Domanus, H.M.; Liu, Y.Y.; Sha, W.T.

    1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Casting is fundamental to manufacturing of many types of equipment and products. Although casting is a very old technology that has been in existence for hundreds of years, it remains a highly empirical technology, and production of new castings requires an expensive and time-consuming trial-and-error approach. In recent years, mathematical modeling of casting has received increasing attention; however, a majority of the modeling work has been in the area of heat transfer and solidification. Very little work has been done in modeling fluid flow of the liquid melt. This paper presents a model of fluid flow coupled with heat transfer of a liquid melt for casting processes. The model to be described in this paper is an extension of the COMMIX code and is capable of handling castings with any shape, size, and material. A feature of this model is the ability to track the liquid/gas interface and liquid/solid interface. The flow of liquid melt through the sprue and runners and into the mold cavity is calculated as well as three-dimensional temperature and velocity distributions of the liquid melt throughout the casting process. 14 refs., 13 figs.

  11. A Finite-Difference Numerical Method for Onsager's Pancake Approximation for Fluid Flow in a Gas Centrifuge

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    de Stadler, M; Chand, K

    2007-11-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Gas centrifuges exhibit very complex flows. Within the centrifuge there is a rarefied region, a transition region, and a region with an extreme density gradient. The flow moves at hypersonic speeds and shock waves are present. However, the flow is subsonic in the axisymmetric plane. The analysis may be simplified by treating the flow as a perturbation of wheel flow. Wheel flow implies that the fluid is moving as a solid body. With the very large pressure gradient, the majority of the fluid is located very close to the rotor wall and moves at an azimuthal velocity proportional to its distance from the rotor wall; there is no slipping in the azimuthal plane. The fluid can be modeled as incompressible and subsonic in the axisymmetric plane. By treating the centrifuge as long, end effects can be appropriately modeled without performing a detailed boundary layer analysis. Onsager's pancake approximation is used to construct a simulation to model fluid flow in a gas centrifuge. The governing 6th order partial differential equation is broken down into an equivalent coupled system of three equations and then solved numerically. In addition to a discussion on the baseline solution, known problems and future work possibilities are presented.

  12. Thermal Storage and Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids (Fact Sheet)

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    Not Available

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fact sheet describing NREL CSP Program capabilities in the area of thermal storage and advanced heat transfer fluids: measuring thermophysical properties, measuring fluid flow and heat transfer, and simulating flow of thermal energy and fluid.

  13. Microscale Fluid Flow Induced by Thermoviscous Expansion Along a Traveling Wave Franz M. Weinert,1

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    Kersting, Roland

    are negli- gible if the velocities are small with respect to the speed of sound, fluid flow is essentially confinement of a liquid changes its flow behavior markedly since the importance of surface forces relative a novel mechanism to generate net flow in a thin fluid chamber, i.e., a viscous liquid confined between

  14. Computational Fluids Dynamics and its Application to Multiphase Flows (3 credits)

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    Chen, Zheng

    Computational Fluids Dynamics and its Application to Multiphase Flows (3 credits) Instructor Eric CLIMENT, Dept. of Fluids Mechanics, INP-ENSEEIHT / IMFT (eric.climent@imft.fr) Synopsis Multiphase flows will be introduced, together with their applications to multiphase flows (dispersion, two-way coupling, modelling

  15. Numerical modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow in rotor-stator cavities with throughflow

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Numerical modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow in rotor-stator cavities with throughflow S modeling of the turbulent flow in a rotor-stator cavity subjected to a superimposed throughflow with heat the dynamical effects from the heat transfer process. The fluid flow in an enclosed disk system with axial

  16. Simulation of Flow and Transport at the Micro (Pore) Scale

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    Trebotich, D; Miller, G H

    2007-04-05T23:59:59.000Z

    An important problem in porous media involves the ability of micron and submicron-sized biological particles such as viruses or bacteria to move in groundwater systems through geologic media characterized by rock or mixed gravel, clay and sand materials. Current simulation capabilities require properly upscaled (continuum) models of colloidal filtration and adsorption to augment existing theories of fluid flow and chemical transport. Practical models typically address flow and transport behavior in aquifers over distances of 1 to 10 km where, for example, fluid momentum balance is governed by the simple Darcy's Law as a function of a pressure gradient, elevation gradient and a medium-dependent permeability parameter. In addition to fluid advection, there are multiple transport processes occurring in these systems including diffusion, dispersion and chemical interactions with solids or other aqueous chemical species. Particle transport is typically modeled in the same way as dissolved species, except that additional loss terms are incorporated to model particle filtration (physical interception), adsorption (chemical interception) and inactivation. Proper resolution of these processes at the porous medium continuum scale constitutes an important closure problem in subsurface science. We present a new simulation capability based on enabling technologies developed for microfluidics applications to model transport of colloidal-sized particles at the microscale, with relevance to the pore scale in geophysical subsurface systems. Particulate is represented by a bead-rod polymer model and is fully-coupled to a Newtonian solvent described by Navier-Stokes. Finite differences are used to discretize the interior of the domain; a Cartesian grid embedded boundary/volume-of-fluid method is used near boundaries and interfaces. This approach to complex geometry is amenable to direct simulation on grids obtained from surface extractions of tomographic image data. Short-range interactions are included in the particle model. This capability has been previously demonstrated on polymer flow in spatially-resolved packed bed (3D) and post array (2D) systems. We also discuss the advantages of this approach for the development of high-resolution adaptive algorithms for multiscale continuum-particle and mesoscale coarse-grained molecular dynamics models.

  17. IMPORTANCE SAMPLING FOR THE SIMULATION OF STOCHASTIC PETRI NETS AND FLUID STOCHASTIC PETRI

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    Tuffin, Bruno

    sys­ tems. The simulation of non­fluid models, using importance sampling, has been studied in (Obal II

  18. The Properties of Confined Water and Fluid Flow at the Nanoscale

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    Schwegler, E; Reed, J; Lau, E; Prendergast, D; Galli, G; Grossman, J C; Cicero, G

    2009-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This project has been focused on the development of accurate computational tools to study fluids in confined, nanoscale geometries, and the application of these techniques to probe the structural and electronic properties of water confined between hydrophilic and hydrophobic substrates, including the presence of simple ions at the interfaces. In particular, we have used a series of ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations and quantum Monte Carlo calculations to build an understanding of how hydrogen bonding and solvation are modified at the nanoscale. The properties of confined water affect a wide range of scientific and technological problems - including protein folding, cell-membrane flow, materials properties in confined media and nanofluidic devices.

  19. Hydrostatic bearings for a turbine fluid flow metering device

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    Fincke, James R. (Rigby, ID)

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A rotor assembly fluid metering device has been improved by development of a hydrostatic bearing fluid system which provides bearing fluid at a common pressure to rotor assembly bearing surfaces. The bearing fluid distribution system produces a uniform film of fluid between bearing surfaces and allows rapid replacement of bearing fluid between bearing surfaces, thereby minimizing bearing wear and corrosion.

  20. Hydrostatic bearings for a turbine fluid flow metering device

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    Fincke, J.R.

    1982-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

    A rotor assembly fluid metering device has been improved by development of a hydrostatic bearing fluid system which provides bearing fluid at a common pressure to rotor assembly bearing surfaces. The bearing fluid distribution system produces a uniform film of fluid between bearing surfaces and allows rapid replacement of bearing fluid between bearing surfaces, thereby minimizing bearing wear and corrosion. 3 figs.

  1. J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech. 136 (2006) 157166 A LagrangianEulerian approach for the numerical simulation of

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    Hinch, John

    CB3 0WA, UK b University of Cambridge, BP Institute & Engineering Department, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0EZ, UK Received 17 January 2006; received in revised form 11 April 2006; accepted 11 April of view. Rasmussen and Hassager [1,2] simulate creeping flows of viscoelastic fluids described

  2. CSE Master Specialization Fluid Dynamics

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    Lang, Annika

    CSE Master Specialization Fluid Dynamics Course Semester Fluid Dynamics II HS Quantitative Flow Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik FS Biofluiddynamics FS #12;CSE in Fluid Dynamics: Very large high in Fluid Dynamics: Physiology of the inner ear MicroCT imaging Multilayer MFS for Stokes flow simulations

  3. Continuum-particle hybrid coupling for mass, momentum and energy transfers in unsteady fluid flow

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    R. Delgado-Buscalioni; P. V. Coveney

    2003-02-25T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of hybrid methods in simulations is to communicate regions with disparate time and length scales. Here, a fluid described at the atomistic level within an inner region P is coupled to an outer region C described by continuum fluid dynamics. The matching of both descriptions of matter is made across an overlapping region and, in general, consists of a two-way coupling scheme (C->P and P->C) which conveys mass, momentum and energy fluxes. The contribution of the hybrid scheme hereby presented is two-fold: first it treats unsteady flows and, more importantly, it handles energy exchange between both C and P regions. The implementation of the C->P coupling is tested here using steady and unsteady flows with different rates of mass, momentum and energy exchange. In particular, relaxing flows described by linear hydrodynamics (transversal and longitudinal waves) are most enlightening as they comprise the whole set of hydrodynamic modes. Applying the hybrid coupling scheme after the onset of an initial perturbation, the cell-averaged Fourier components of the flow variables in the P region (velocity, density, internal energy, temperature and pressure) evolve in excellent agreement with the hydrodynamic trends. It is also shown that the scheme preserves the correct rate of entropy production. We discuss some general requirements on the coarse-grained length and time scales arising from both the characteristic microscopic and hydrodynamic scales.

  4. STRUCTURAL HETEROGENEITIES AND PALEO FLUID FLOW IN AN ANALOG SANDSTONE RESERVOIR 2001-2004

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    Pollard, David; Aydin, Atilla

    2005-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Fractures and faults are brittle structural heterogeneities that can act both as conduits and barriers with respect to fluid flow in rock. This range in the hydraulic effects of fractures and faults greatly complicates the challenges faced by geoscientists working on important problems: from groundwater aquifer and hydrocarbon reservoir management, to subsurface contaminant fate and transport, to underground nuclear waste isolation, to the subsurface sequestration of CO2 produced during fossil-fuel combustion. The research performed under DOE grant DE-FG03-94ER14462 aimed to address these challenges by laying a solid foundation, based on detailed geological mapping, laboratory experiments, and physical process modeling, on which to build our interpretive and predictive capabilities regarding the structure, patterns, and fluid flow properties of fractures and faults in sandstone reservoirs. The material in this final technical report focuses on the period of the investigation from July 1, 2001 to October 31, 2004. The Aztec Sandstone at the Valley of Fire, Nevada, provides an unusually rich natural laboratory in which exposures of joints, shear deformation bands, compaction bands and faults at scales ranging from centimeters to kilometers can be studied in an analog for sandstone aquifers and reservoirs. The suite of structures there has been documented and studied in detail using a combination of low-altitude aerial photography, outcrop-scale mapping and advanced computational analysis. In addition, chemical alteration patterns indicative of multiple paleo fluid flow events have been mapped at outcrop, local and regional scales. The Valley of Fire region has experienced multiple episodes of fluid flow and this is readily evident in the vibrant patterns of chemical alteration from which the Valley of Fire derives its name. We have successfully integrated detailed field and petrographic observation and analysis, process-based mechanical modeling, and numerical simulation of fluid flow to study a typical sandstone aquifer/reservoir at a variety of scales. We have produced many tools and insights which can be applied to active subsurface flow systems and practical problems of pressing global importance.

  5. Multiphase fluid flow and time lapse seismics UNLP, 11 Octubre de ...

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    santos

    Time-lapse seismic surveys aim to monitor the migration and dispersal of the CO2 plume after injection. Multiphase fluid flow and time lapse seismics – p. 3 ...

  6. Wave-induced fluid flow in random porous media: Attenuation and ...

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    2005-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    wave attenuation and dispersion due to wave-induced fluid flow in 3-D randomly inhomogeneous .... tenuation is controlled by the integrand, that is, by the prod-.

  7. Hydrostatic bearings for a turbine fluid flow metering device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Fincke, J.R.

    1980-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A rotor assembly fluid metering device has been improved by development of a hydrostatic bearing fluid system which provides bearing fluid at a common pressure to rotor assembly bearing surfaces. The bearing fluid distribution system produces a uniform film of fluid distribution system produces a uniform film of fluid between bearing surfaces and allows rapid replacement of bearing fluid between bearing surfaces, thereby minimizing bearing wear and corrosion.

  8. View dependent fluid dynamics

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    Barran, Brian Arthur

    2006-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    , are modified to support a nonuniform simulation grid. In addition, infinite fluid boundary conditions are introduced that allow fluid to flow freely into or out of the simulation domain to achieve the effect of large, boundary free bodies of fluid. Finally, a...

  9. TOPAZ: a computer code for modeling heat transfer and fluid flow in arbitrary networks of pipes, flow branches, and vessels

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    Winters, W.S.

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An overview of the computer code TOPAZ (Transient-One-Dimensional Pipe Flow Analyzer) is presented. TOPAZ models the flow of compressible and incompressible fluids through complex and arbitrary arrangements of pipes, valves, flow branches and vessels. Heat transfer to and from the fluid containment structures (i.e. vessel and pipe walls) can also be modeled. This document includes discussions of the fluid flow equations and containment heat conduction equations. The modeling philosophy, numerical integration technique, code architecture, and methods for generating the computational mesh are also discussed.

  10. Sensitivity Analysis and Stochastic Simulations of Non-equilibrium Plasma Flow

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    Lin, Guang; Karniadakis, George E.

    2009-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

    We study parametric uncertainties involved in plasma flows and apply stochastic sensitivity analysis to rank the importance of all inputs to guide large-scale stochastic simulations. Specifically, we employ different gradient-based sensitivity methods, namely Morris, multi-element probabilistic collocation method (ME-PCM) on sparse grids, Quasi-Monte Carlo, and Monte Carlo methods. These approaches go beyond the standard ``One-At-a-Time" sensitivity analysis and provide a measure of the nonlinear interaction effects for the uncertain inputs. The objective is to perform systematic stochastic simulations of plasma flows treating only as {\\em stochastic processes} the inputs with the highest sensitivity index, hence reducing substantially the computational cost. Two plasma flow examples are presented to demonstrate the capability and efficiency of the stochastic sensitivity analysis. The first one is a two-fluid model in a shock tube while the second one is a one-fluid/two-temperature model in flow past a cylinder.

  11. Simulation of FCC riser flow with multiphase heat transfer and cracking reactions.

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    Chang, S. L.; Zhou, C. Q.; Energy Systems

    2003-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A validated Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code ICRKFLO was developed for simulations of three-dimensional three-phase reacting flows in Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) riser reactors. It calculates the product yields based on local flow properties by solving the fundamental conservation principles of mass, momentum, and energy for the flow properties associated with the gas, liquid, and solid phases. Unique phenomenological models and numerical techniques were developed specifically for the FCC flow simulation. The models include a spray vaporization model, a particle-solid interaction model, and an interfacial heat transfer model. The numerical techniques include a time-integral approach to overcome numerical stiffness problems in chemical kinetics rate calculations and a hybrid hydrodynamic-kinetic treatment to facilitate detailed kinetics calculations of cracking reactions. ICRKFLO has been validated with extensive test data from two pilot and one commercial FCC units. It is proven to be useful for advanced development of FCC riser reactors.

  12. System and method for bidirectional flow and controlling fluid flow in a conduit

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    Ortiz, M.G.

    1999-03-23T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for measuring bidirectional flow, including backflow, of fluid in a conduit is disclosed. The system utilizes a structural mechanism to create a pressure differential in the conduit. Pressure sensors are positioned upstream from the mechanism, at the mechanism, and downstream from the mechanism. Data from the pressure sensors are transmitted to a microprocessor or computer, and pressure differential detected between the pressure sensors is then used to calculate the backflow. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to shut off valves located in the conduit, upon the occurrence of backflow, or to control flow, total material dispersed, etc. in the conduit. 3 figs.

  13. System and method for bidirectional flow and controlling fluid flow in a conduit

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    Ortiz, Marcos German (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for measuring bidirectional flow, including backflow, of fluid in a conduit. The system utilizes a structural mechanism to create a pressure differential in the conduit. Pressure sensors are positioned upstream from the mechanism, at the mechanism, and downstream from the mechanism. Data from the pressure sensors are transmitted to a microprocessor or computer, and pressure differential detected between the pressure sensors is then used to calculate the backflow. Control signals may then be generated by the microprocessor or computer to shut off valves located in the conduit, upon the occurrence of backflow, or to control flow, total material dispersed, etc. in the conduit.

  14. Coupled fluid flow and geomechanical deformation modeling Susan E. Minkoff a,*, C. Mike Stoneb,1

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    Minkoff, Susan E.

    Coupled fluid flow and geomechanical deformation modeling Susan E. Minkoff a,*, C. Mike Stoneb,1 reservoir properties. Pore pressures from flow are used as loads for the geomechanics code

  15. Closures for Course-Grid Simulation of Fluidized Gas-Particle Flows

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    Sankaran Sundaresan

    2010-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Gas-particle flows in fluidized beds and riser reactors are inherently unstable, and they manifest fluctuations over a wide range of length and time scales. Two-fluid models for such flows reveal unstable modes whose length scale is as small as ten particle diameters. Yet, because of limited computational resources, gas-particle flows in large fluidized beds are invariably simulated by solving discretized versions of the two-fluid model equations over a coarse spatial grid. Such coarse-grid simulations do not resolve the small-scale spatial structures which are known to affect the macroscale flow structures both qualitatively and quantitatively. Thus there is a need to develop filtered two-fluid models which are suitable for coarse-grid simulations and capturing the effect of the small-scale structures through closures in terms of the filtered variables. The overall objective of the project is to develop validated closures for filtered two-fluid models for gas-particle flows, with the transport gasifier as a primary, motivating example. In this project, highly resolved three-dimensional simulations of a kinetic theory based two-fluid model for gas-particle flows have been performed and the statistical information on structures in the 100-1000 particle diameters length scale has been extracted. Based on these results, closures for filtered two-fluid models have been constructed. The filtered model equations and closures have been validated against experimental data and the results obtained in highly resolved simulations of gas-particle flows. The proposed project enables more accurate simulations of not only the transport gasifier, but also many other non-reacting and reacting gas-particle flows in a variety of chemical reactors. The results of this study are in the form of closures which can readily be incorporated into existing multi-phase flow codes such as MFIX (www.mfix.org). Therefore, the benefits of this study can be realized quickly. The training provided by this project has prepared a PhD student to enter research and development careers in DOE laboratories or chemicals/energy-related industries.

  16. Adaptive LES Methodology for Turbulent Flow Simulations

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    Oleg V. Vasilyev

    2008-06-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Although turbulent flows are common in the world around us, a solution to the fundamental equations that govern turbulence still eludes the scientific community. Turbulence has often been called one of the last unsolved problem in classical physics, yet it is clear that the need to accurately predict the effect of turbulent flows impacts virtually every field of science and engineering. As an example, a critical step in making modern computational tools useful in designing aircraft is to be able to accurately predict the lift, drag, and other aerodynamic characteristics in numerical simulations in a reasonable amount of time. Simulations that take months to years to complete are much less useful to the design cycle. Much work has been done toward this goal (Lee-Rausch et al. 2003, Jameson 2003) and as cost effective accurate tools for simulating turbulent flows evolve, we will all benefit from new scientific and engineering breakthroughs. The problem of simulating high Reynolds number (Re) turbulent flows of engineering and scientific interest would have been solved with the advent of Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) techniques if unlimited computing power, memory, and time could be applied to each particular problem. Yet, given the current and near future computational resources that exist and a reasonable limit on the amount of time an engineer or scientist can wait for a result, the DNS technique will not be useful for more than 'unit' problems for the foreseeable future (Moin & Kim 1997, Jimenez & Moin 1991). The high computational cost for the DNS of three dimensional turbulent flows results from the fact that they have eddies of significant energy in a range of scales from the characteristic length scale of the flow all the way down to the Kolmogorov length scale. The actual cost of doing a three dimensional DNS scales as Re{sup 9/4} due to the large disparity in scales that need to be fully resolved. State-of-the-art DNS calculations of isotropic turbulence have recently been completed at the Japanese Earth Simulator (Yokokawa et al. 2002, Kaneda et al. 2003) using a resolution of 40963 (approximately 10{sup 11}) grid points with a Taylor-scale Reynolds number of 1217 (Re {approx} 10{sup 6}). Impressive as these calculations are, performed on one of the world's fastest super computers, more brute computational power would be needed to simulate the flow over the fuselage of a commercial aircraft at cruising speed. Such a calculation would require on the order of 10{sup 16} grid points and would have a Reynolds number in the range of 108. Such a calculation would take several thousand years to simulate one minute of flight time on today's fastest super computers (Moin & Kim 1997). Even using state-of-the-art zonal approaches, which allow DNS calculations that resolve the necessary range of scales within predefined 'zones' in the flow domain, this calculation would take far too long for the result to be of engineering interest when it is finally obtained. Since computing power, memory, and time are all scarce resources, the problem of simulating turbulent flows has become one of how to abstract or simplify the complexity of the physics represented in the full Navier-Stokes (NS) equations in such a way that the 'important' physics of the problem is captured at a lower cost. To do this, a portion of the modes of the turbulent flow field needs to be approximated by a low order model that is cheaper than the full NS calculation. This model can then be used along with a numerical simulation of the 'important' modes of the problem that cannot be well represented by the model. The decision of what part of the physics to model and what kind of model to use has to be based on what physical properties are considered 'important' for the problem. It should be noted that 'nothing is free', so any use of a low order model will by definition lose some information about the original flow.

  17. A NOVEL FLUID FLOW MODEL WITH MEMORY FOR POROUS MEDIA APPLICATIONS

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    Hossain, M. Enamul

    thickness, rock and fluid properties independent of pressure and laminar flow are reported in many the rock and fluid properties to be constant in time. It is very important to consider the variation to consider the time variation of fluid and rock properties in a proper way. Therefore, Darcys law should

  18. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow, Volume 2

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of the thermal sciences. The handbook includes information on thermodynamics and the properties of fluids; the three modes of heat transfer -- conduction, convection, and radiation; and fluid flow, and the energy relationships in fluid systems. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility fluid systems.

  19. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow, Volume 1

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of the thermal sciences. The handbook includes information on thermodynamics and the properties of fluids; the three modes of heat transfer -- conduction, convection, and radiation; and fluid flow, and the energy relationships in fluid systems. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility fluid systems.

  20. DOE Fundamentals Handbook: Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow, Volume 3

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    Not Available

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Flow Fundamentals Handbook was developed to assist nuclear facility operating contractors provide operators, maintenance personnel, and the technical staff with the necessary fundamentals training to ensure a basic understanding of the thermal sciences. The handbook includes information on thermodynamics and the properties of fluids; the three modes of heat transfer -- conduction, convection, and radiation; and fluid flow, and the energy relationships in fluid systems. This information will provide personnel with a foundation for understanding the basic operation of various types of DOE nuclear facility fluid systems.

  1. Device and method for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend

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    Ortiz, M.G.; Boucher, T.J.

    1998-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend or arc, and a straight section. The system includes pressure transducers, one or more disposed in the conduit on the outside of the arc, and one disposed in the conduit in a straight section thereof. The pressure transducers measure the pressure of fluid in the conduit at the locations of the pressure transducers and this information is used by a computational device to calculate fluid flow rate in the conduit. For multi-phase fluid, the density of the fluid is measured by another pair of pressure transducers, one of which is located in the conduit elevationally above the other. The computation device then uses the density measurement along with the fluid pressure measurements, to calculate fluid flow. 1 fig.

  2. Estimating maximum sustainable injection pressure during geological sequestration of CO2 using coupled fluid flow and

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    Vallée, Martin

    coupled fluid flow and geomechanical fault-slip analysis J. Rutqvist *, J. Birkholzer, F. Cappa, C demonstrates the use of coupled fluid flow and geomechanical fault slip (fault reactivation) analysis: Geological CO2 sequestration; geomechanics; Fault slip; Stress; Caprock integrity; CO2 injection 1

  3. An Analysis of Heat and Fluid Flow Phenomena 1n Electroslag Welding

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    Eagar, Thomas W.

    and temperature distri- bution~ are given for several idealized models of the electroslag welding process) ) An Analysis of Heat and Fluid Flow Phenomena 1n Electroslag Welding Two physical models created and fluid flow phenom- ena in metals processing operations have been applied to electroslag weld- ing

  4. Global weak solutions to magnetic fluid flows with nonlinear Maxwell-Cattaneo heat transfer law

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Global weak solutions to magnetic fluid flows with nonlinear Maxwell-Cattaneo heat transfer law F transfer in a magnetic fluid flow under the action of an applied magnetic field. Instead of the usual heat-Cattaneo law, heat transfer, magnetic field, magnetization AMS subject classifications: 76N10, 35Q35. 1

  5. Analysis Of Residence Time Distribution Of Fluid Flow By Axial Dispersion Model

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    Sugiharto [Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bandung Institute of Technology, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia); Centre for Applications of Isotopes and Radiation Technology-National Nuclear Energy Agency, Jl. Lebak Bulus Raya No. 49, Jakarta 12440 (Indonesia); Su'ud, Zaki; Kurniadi, Rizal; Waris, Abdul [Centre for Applications of Isotopes and Radiation Technology-National Nuclear Energy Agency, Jl. Lebak Bulus Raya No. 49, Jakarta 12440 (Indonesia); Abidin, Zainal [Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bandung Institute of Technology, Jl. Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132 (Indonesia)

    2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

    Radioactive tracer {sup 82}Br in the form of KBr-82 with activity {+-} 1 mCi has been injected into steel pipeline to qualify the extent dispersion of water flowing inside it. Internal diameter of the pipe is 3 in. The water source was originated from water tank through which the water flow gravitically into the pipeline. Two collimated sodium iodide detectors were used in this experiment each of which was placed on the top of the pipeline at the distance of 8 and 11 m from injection point respectively. Residence time distribution (RTD) curves obtained from injection of tracer are elaborated numerically to find information of the fluid flow properties. The transit time of tracer calculated from the mean residence time (MRT) of each RTD curves is 14.9 s, therefore the flow velocity of the water is 0.2 m/s. The dispersion number, D/uL, for each RTD curve estimated by using axial dispersion model are 0.055 and 0.06 respectively. These calculations are performed after fitting the simulated axial dispersion model on the experiment curves. These results indicated that the extent of dispersion of water flowing in the pipeline is in the category of intermediate.

  6. Development of one-dimensional computational fluid dynamics code 'GFLOW' for groundwater flow and contaminant transport analysis

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    Rahatgaonkar, P. S.; Datta, D.; Malhotra, P. K.; Ghadge, S. G. [Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd., R-2, Ent. Block, Nabhikiya Urja Bhavan, Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai - 400 094 (India)

    2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Prediction of groundwater movement and contaminant transport in soil is an important problem in many branches of science and engineering. This includes groundwater hydrology, environmental engineering, soil science, agricultural engineering and also nuclear engineering. Specifically, in nuclear engineering it is applicable in the design of spent fuel storage pools and waste management sites in the nuclear power plants. Ground water modeling involves the simulation of flow and contaminant transport by groundwater flow. In the context of contaminated soil and groundwater system, numerical simulations are typically used to demonstrate compliance with regulatory standard. A one-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics code GFLOW had been developed based on the Finite Difference Method for simulating groundwater flow and contaminant transport through saturated and unsaturated soil. The code is validated with the analytical model and the benchmarking cases available in the literature. (authors)

  7. Atrioventricular blood flow simulation based on patient-specific data

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    Sussman, Mark

    Atrioventricular blood flow simulation based on patient-specific data Viorel Mihalef1 , Dimitris blood flow in- side the heart, usable with geometric models of the heart from patient- specific data. The method is geared toward realistic simulation of blood flow, taking into account not only heart wall

  8. Formulation and sequential numerical algorithms of coupled fluid/heat flow and geomechanics for multiple porosity materials

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    Kim, J.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Settari A. Modeling of geomechanics in naturally fracturedway coupled fluid flow and geomechanics in hydrate deposits.for coupled flow and geomechanics: Drained and undrained

  9. Production of Natural Gas and Fluid Flow in Tight Sand Reservoirs

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    Maria Cecilia Bravo; Mariano Gurfinkel

    2005-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This document reports progress of this research effort in identifying possible relationships and defining dependencies between macroscopic reservoir parameters strongly affected by microscopic flow dynamics and production well performance in tight gas sand reservoirs. Based on a critical review of the available literature, a better understanding of the main weaknesses of the current state of the art of modeling and simulation for tight sand reservoirs has been reached. Progress has been made in the development and implementation of a simple reservoir simulator that is still able to overcome some of the deficiencies detected. The simulator will be used to quantify the impact of microscopic phenomena in the macroscopic behavior of tight sand gas reservoirs. Phenomena such as, Knudsen diffusion, electro-kinetic effects, ordinary diffusion mechanisms and water vaporization are being considered as part of this study. To date, the adequate modeling of gas slippage in porous media has been determined to be of great relevance in order to explain unexpected fluid flow behavior in tight sand reservoirs.

  10. An overview of instability and fingering during immiscible fluid flow in porous and fractured media

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    Chen, G.; Neuman, S.P. [Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States). Dept. of Hydrology and Water Resources; Taniguchi, M. [Nara Univ. of Education (Japan). Dept. of Earth Sciences

    1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Wetting front instability is an important phenomenon affecting fluid flow and contaminant transport in unsaturated soils and rocks. It causes the development of fingers which travel faster than would a uniform front and thus bypass much of the medium. Water saturation and solute concentration in such fingers tend to be higher than in the surrounding medium. During infiltration, fingering may cause unexpectedly rapid arrival of water and solute at the water-table. This notwithstanding, most models of subsurface flow and transport ignore instability and fingering. In this report, we survey the literature to assess the extent to which this may or may not be justified. Our overview covers experiments, theoretical studies, and computer simulations of instability and fingering during immiscible two-phase flow and transport, with emphasis on infiltration into soils and fractured rocks. Our description of instability in an ideal fracture (Hele-Shaw cell) includes an extension of existing theory to fractures and interfaces having arbitrary orientations in space. Our discussion of instability in porous media includes a slight but important correction of existing theory for the case of an inclined interface. We conclude by outlining some potential directions for future research. Among these, we single out the effect of soil and rock heterogeneities on instability and preferential flow as meriting special attention in the context of nuclear waste storage in unsaturated media.

  11. Magnetic fluid flow phenomena in DC and rotating magnetic fields

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    Rhodes, Scott E. (Scott Edward), 1981-

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An investigation of magnetic fluid experiments and analysis is presented in three parts: a study of magnetic field induced torques in magnetorheological fluids, a characterization and quantitative measurement of properties ...

  12. Time-lapse seismic monitoring of subsurface fluid flow

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    Yuh, Sung H.

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Time-lapse seismic monitoring repeats 3D seismic imaging over a reservoir to map fluid movements in a reservoir. During hydrocarbon production, the fluid saturation, pressure, and temperature of a reservoir change, thereby altering the acoustic...

  13. 2.13 HEAT TRANSFER & FLUID FLOW IN MICROCHANNELS 2.13.7-1 Molecular dynamics methods in

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    2.13 HEAT TRANSFER & FLUID FLOW IN MICROCHANNELS 2.13.7-1 2.13.7 Molecular dynamics methods in microscale heat transfer Shigeo Maruyama A. Introduction In normal heat transfer and fluid flow calculations of molecules. This situation is approached in microscale heat transfer and fluid flow. Molecular level

  14. Numerical Simulation of the Flow Field in 3D Eccentric Annular and 2D Centered Labyrinth Seals for Comparison with Experimental LDA Data 

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    Vijaykumar, Anand

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The flow field in an annular seal is simulated for synchronous circular whirl orbits with 60Hz whirl frequency and a clearance/radius ratio of 0.0154 using the Fluent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code. Fluent's Moving ...

  15. Numerical Simulation of Flow Field Inside a Squeeze Film Damper and the Study of the Effect of Cavitation on the Pressure Distribution

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    Khandare, Milind Nandkumar

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    of SFDs can be expensive and time consuming. The current work simulates the flow field inside the dynamically deforming annular gap of a SFD using the commercial computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code Fluent and compares the results to the experimental...

  16. Method and apparatus for measuring the mass flow rate of a fluid

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    Evans, Robert P. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wilkins, S. Curtis (Idaho Falls, ID); Goodrich, Lorenzo D. (Shelley, ID); Blotter, Jonathan D. (Pocatello, ID)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A non invasive method and apparatus is provided to measure the mass flow rate of a multi-phase fluid. An accelerometer is attached to a pipe carrying a multi-phase fluid. Flow related measurements in pipes are sensitive to random velocity fluctuations whose magnitude is proportional to the mean mass flow rate. An analysis of the signal produced by the accelerometer shows a relationship between the mass flow of a fluid and the noise component of the signal of an accelerometer. The noise signal, as defined by the standard deviation of the accelerometer signal allows the method and apparatus of the present invention to non-intrusively measure the mass flow rate of a multi-phase fluid.

  17. GPU accelerated flow solver for direct numerical simulation of turbulent flows

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    Salvadore, Francesco [CASPUR – via dei Tizii 6/b, 00185 Rome (Italy)] [CASPUR – via dei Tizii 6/b, 00185 Rome (Italy); Bernardini, Matteo, E-mail: matteo.bernardini@uniroma1.it [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ – via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome (Italy)] [Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ – via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome (Italy); Botti, Michela [CASPUR – via dei Tizii 6/b, 00185 Rome (Italy)] [CASPUR – via dei Tizii 6/b, 00185 Rome (Italy)

    2013-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical processing units (GPUs), characterized by significant computing performance, are nowadays very appealing for the solution of computationally demanding tasks in a wide variety of scientific applications. However, to run on GPUs, existing codes need to be ported and optimized, a procedure which is not yet standardized and may require non trivial efforts, even to high-performance computing specialists. In the present paper we accurately describe the porting to CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) of a finite-difference compressible Navier–Stokes solver, suitable for direct numerical simulation (DNS) of turbulent flows. Porting and validation processes are illustrated in detail, with emphasis on computational strategies and techniques that can be applied to overcome typical bottlenecks arising from the porting of common computational fluid dynamics solvers. We demonstrate that a careful optimization work is crucial to get the highest performance from GPU accelerators. The results show that the overall speedup of one NVIDIA Tesla S2070 GPU is approximately 22 compared with one AMD Opteron 2352 Barcelona chip and 11 compared with one Intel Xeon X5650 Westmere core. The potential of GPU devices in the simulation of unsteady three-dimensional turbulent flows is proved by performing a DNS of a spatially evolving compressible mixing layer.

  18. ASCR Workshop on Turbulent Flow Simulations at the Exascale:...

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    experts in turbulent- flow simulation, computational mathematics, and high-performance computing. Building upon previous ASCR workshops on exascale computing, participants...

  19. Dispersion of swimming algae in laminar and turbulent channel flows: theory and simulations

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    Croze, O A; Ahmed, M; Bees, M A; Brandt, L

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Algal swimming is often biased by environmental cues, e.g. gravitational and viscous torques drive cells towards downwelling fluid (gyrotaxis). In view of biotechnological applications, it is important to understand how such biased swimming affects cell dispersion in a flow. Here, we study the dispersion of gyrotactic swimming algae in laminar and turbulent channel flows. By direct numerical simulation (DNS) of cell motion within upwelling and downwelling channel flows, we evaluate time-dependent measures of dispersion for increasing values of the flow Peclet (Reynolds) numbers, Pe (Re). Furthermore, we derive an analytical `swimming Taylor-Aris dispersion' theory, using flow-dependent transport parameters given by existing microscopic models. In the laminar regime, DNS results and analytical predictions compare very well, providing the first confirmation that cells' response to flow is best described by the generalized-Taylor-dispersion microscopic model. We predict that cells drift along a channel faster th...

  20. Enhanced Geothermal Systems Research and Development: Models of Subsurface Chemical Processes Affecting Fluid Flow

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    Moller, Nancy; Weare J. H.

    2008-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Successful exploitation of the vast amount of heat stored beneath the earth’s surface in hydrothermal and fluid-limited, low permeability geothermal resources would greatly expand the Nation’s domestic energy inventory and thereby promote a more secure energy supply, a stronger economy and a cleaner environment. However, a major factor limiting the expanded development of current hydrothermal resources as well as the production of enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) is insufficient knowledge about the chemical processes controlling subsurface fluid flow. With funding from past grants from the DOE geothermal program and other agencies, we successfully developed advanced equation of state (EOS) and simulation technologies that accurately describe the chemistry of geothermal reservoirs and energy production processes via their free energies for wide XTP ranges. Using the specific interaction equations of Pitzer, we showed that our TEQUIL chemical models can correctly simulate behavior (e.g., mineral scaling and saturation ratios, gas break out, brine mixing effects, down hole temperatures and fluid chemical composition, spent brine incompatibilities) within the compositional range (Na-K-Ca-Cl-SO4-CO3-H2O-SiO2-CO2(g)) and temperature range (T < 350°C) associated with many current geothermal energy production sites that produce brines with temperatures below the critical point of water. The goal of research carried out under DOE grant DE-FG36-04GO14300 (10/1/2004-12/31/2007) was to expand the compositional range of our Pitzer-based TEQUIL fluid/rock interaction models to include the important aluminum and silica interactions (T < 350°C). Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the earth’s crust; and, as a constituent of aluminosilicate minerals, it is found in two thirds of the minerals in the earth’s crust. The ability to accurately characterize effects of temperature, fluid mixing and interactions between major rock-forming minerals and hydrothermal and/or injected fluids is critical to predict important chemical behaviors affecting fluid flow, such as mineral precipitation/dissolution reactions. We successfully achieved the project goal and objectives by demonstrating the ability of our modeling technology to correctly predict the complex pH dependent solution chemistry of the Al3+ cation and its hydrolysis species: Al(OH)2+, Al(OH)2+, Al(OH)30, and Al(OH)4- as well as the solubility of common aluminum hydroxide and aluminosilicate minerals in aqueous brines containing components (Na, K, Cl) commonly dominating hydrothermal fluids. In the sodium chloride system, where experimental data for model parameterization are most plentiful, the model extends to 300°C. Determining the stability fields of aluminum species that control the solubility of aluminum-containing minerals as a function of temperature and composition has been a major objective of research in hydrothermal chemistry.

  1. Direct numerical simulation of turbulent reacting flows

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    Chen, J.H. [Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA (United States)

    1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of turbulent combustion models that reflect some of the most important characteristics of turbulent reacting flows requires knowledge about the behavior of key quantities in well defined combustion regimes. In turbulent flames, the coupling between the turbulence and the chemistry is so strong in certain regimes that is is very difficult to isolate the role played by one individual phenomenon. Direct numerical simulation (DNS) is an extremely useful tool to study in detail the turbulence-chemistry interactions in certain well defined regimes. Globally, non-premixed flames are controlled by two limiting cases: the fast chemistry limit, where the turbulent fluctuations. In between these two limits, finite-rate chemical effects are important and the turbulence interacts strongly with the chemical processes. This regime is important because industrial burners operate in regimes in which, locally the flame undergoes extinction, or is at least in some nonequilibrium condition. Furthermore, these nonequilibrium conditions strongly influence the production of pollutants. To quantify the finite-rate chemistry effect, direct numerical simulations are performed to study the interaction between an initially laminar non-premixed flame and a three-dimensional field of homogeneous isotropic decaying turbulence. Emphasis is placed on the dynamics of extinction and on transient effects on the fine scale mixing process. Differential molecular diffusion among species is also examined with this approach, both for nonreacting and reacting situations. To address the problem of large-scale mixing and to examine the effects of mean shear, efforts are underway to perform large eddy simulations of round three-dimensional jets.

  2. Preliminary studies of coolant by-pass flows in a prismatic very high temperature reactor using computational fluid dynamics

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    Hiroyuki Sato; Richard Johnson; Richard Schultz

    2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Three dimensional computational fluid dynamic (CFD) calculations of a typical prismatic very high temperature gas-cooled reactor (VHTR) were conducted to investigate the influence of gap geometry on flow and temperature distributions in the reactor core using commercial CFD code FLUENT. Parametric calculations changing the gap width in a whole core length model of fuel and reflector columns were performed. The simulations show the effects of core by-pass flows in the heated core region by comparing results for several gap widths including zero gap width. The calculation results underline the importance of considering inter-column gap width for the evaluation of maximum fuel temperatures and temperature gradients in fuel blocks. In addition, it is shown that temperatures of core outlet flow from gaps and channels are strongly affected by the gap width of by-pass flow in the reactor core.

  3. MOLECULAR SIMULATION OF PHASE EQUILIBRIA FOR COMPLEX FLUIDS

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    Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos

    2009-09-09T23:59:59.000Z

    The general area of this project was the development and application of novel molecular simulation methods for prediction of thermodynamic and structural properties of complex polymeric, surfactant and ionic fluids. Over this project period, we have made considerable progress in developing novel algorithms to meet the computational challenges presented by the strong or long-range interactions in these systems and have generated data for well-defined mod-els that can be used to test theories and compare to experimental data. Overall, 42 archival papers and many invited and contributed presentations and lectures have been based on work supported by this project. 6 PhD, 1 M.S. and 2 postdoctoral students have been associated with this work, as listed in the body of the report.

  4. Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS Reservoir...

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    model fluid injection into a tight reservoir on the edges of a hydrothermal field. Use seismic data to constrain geomechanicalhydrologicthermal model of reservoir....

  5. Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing Enhanced Geothermal...

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    fluid injection into a tight reservoir on the edges of a hydrothermal field; to use seismic data to constrain geomechanicalhydrologicthermal model of reservoir; to model for...

  6. Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS Reservoir

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    fluid injection into a tight reservoir on the edges of a hydrothermal field * Use seismic data to constrain geomechanicalhydrologicthermal model of reservoir * Model for...

  7. The stability of viscoelastic fluids in complex flows : the role of shear and extensional rheology

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    Rothstein, Jonathan P. (Jonathan Philip), 1974-

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Understanding the flow of polymeric fluids is important for optimizing commercial processes such as injection molding and fiber spinning. The combination of streamwise curvature and elastic normal stresses can lead to the ...

  8. Analysis of multiphase fluid flows via high speed and synthetic aperture three dimensional imaging

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    Scharfman, Barry Ethan

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Spray flows are a difficult problem within the realm of fluid mechanics because of the complicated interfacial physics involved. Complete models of sprays having even the simplest geometries continue to elude researchers ...

  9. IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE, AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS IN WELL 38C...

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    IN THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Proceedings: IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE, AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS IN WELL...

  10. IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS-EAST FLANK OF...

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    OF THE COSO GEOTHERMAL FIELD Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Conference Proceedings: IN SITU STRESS, FRACTURE AND FLUID FLOW ANALYSIS-EAST...

  11. Permeability of illite-bearing shale: 2. Influence of fluid chemistry on flow and functionally

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    Herbert, Bruce

    Permeability of illite-bearing shale: 2. Influence of fluid chemistry on flow and functionally; accepted 14 July 2004; published 14 October 2004. [1] Bedding-parallel permeability of illite-rich shale Geochemistry: Low-temperature geochemistry; KEYWORDS: permeability, shale, fluid chemistry Citation: Kwon, O

  12. Cartesian Cut Cell Two-Fluid Solver for Hydraulic Flow Problems

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    Ingram, David

    Cartesian Cut Cell Two-Fluid Solver for Hydraulic Flow Problems L. Qian1 ; D. M. Causon2 ; D. M. Ingram3 ; and C. G. Mingham4 Abstract: A two-fluid solver which can be applied to a variety of hydraulic with a sloping beach is also calculated to demonstrate the applicability of the method to real hydraulic problems

  13. Fluid Flow and Infiltration in Structured Fibrous Porous Media

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    Papathanasiou, Thanasis D.

    2006-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

    Present the results of an extensive computational investigation of flow through structured fibrous media.

  14. An implicit centered finite-difference simulation for free surface flows in a rocking tank

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    Jobst, William Edward

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    include the liquid movement in closed containers such as tank trucks on highways and railroads, liquid fuel tanks in space vehicles' and contained liquid cargo in oceangoing vessels. Interest in this particular fluid phenomenon has grown consider...AN IMPLICIT CENTERED FINITE-DIFFERENCE SIMULATION FOR FREE SURFACE FLOWS IN A ROCKING TANK A Thesis by WILLIAM EDWARD JOBST Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree...

  15. Tritium flow through a non-symmetrical source. Simulation of gas flow through an injection hole

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    Sharipov, Felix

    Tritium flow through a non-symmetrical source. Simulation of gas flow through an injection hole of source in injection rarefaction parameter µ0 viscosity of tritium at T0 Pa s 2 #12;Ll = 5074.5 Lr = 5007

  16. A Simple Interface to Computational Fluid Dynamics Programs for Building Environment Simulations

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    A Simple Interface to Computational Fluid Dynamics Programs for Building Environment Simulations for architects and HVAC engineers to simulate airflows in and around buildings by Computational Fluid Dynamics Charles R. Broderick III Qingyan Chen Building Technology Program Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  17. High Resolution Wave Propagation Schemes for Two-Fluid Plasma Simulations

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    Shumlak, Uri

    High Resolution Wave Propagation Schemes for Two-Fluid Plasma Simulations Ammar H. Hakim Information and Learning, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346, 1-800-521-0600, to whom the author Abstract High Resolution Wave Propagation Schemes for Two-Fluid Plasma Simulations Ammar H. Hakim Chair

  18. Developing highly scalable fluid solvers for enabling multiphysics simulation.

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    Clausen, Jonathan

    2013-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We performed an investigation into explicit algorithms for the simulation of incompressible flows using methods with a finite, but small amount of compressibility added. Such methods include the artificial compressibility method and the lattice-Boltzmann method. The impetus for investigating such techniques stems from the increasing use of parallel computation at all levels (processors, clusters, and graphics processing units). Explicit algorithms have the potential to leverage these resources. In our investigation, a new form of artificial compressibility was derived. This method, referred to as the Entropically Damped Artificial Compressibility (EDAC) method, demonstrated superior results to traditional artificial compressibility methods by damping the numerical acoustic waves associated with these methods. Performance nearing that of the lattice- Boltzmann technique was observed, without the requirement of recasting the problem in terms of particle distribution functions; continuum variables may be used. Several example problems were investigated using a finite-di erence and finite-element discretizations of the EDAC equations. Example problems included lid-driven cavity flow, a convecting Taylor-Green vortex, a doubly periodic shear layer, freely decaying turbulence, and flow over a square cylinder. Additionally, a scalability study was performed using in excess of one million processing cores. Explicit methods were found to have desirable scaling properties; however, some robustness and general applicability issues remained.

  19. Large-eddy simulation of multiphase flows in complex combustors

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    Mahesh, Krishnan

    Large-eddy simulation of multiphase flows in complex combustors S. V. Apte1 , K. Mahesh2 , F. Ham1 to accurately predict reacting multi-phase flows in practical combustors involving complex physical phenomena-turbine combustor geometries to evaluate the predictions made for multiphase, turbulent flow. 1 Introduction

  20. Fluid flow in the earth's crust plays an important role in a number of geologic processes. In carbonate reservoirs, fluid

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    the first order). The dynamic elastic properties of the rock are determined by adding the com- pliance steps, and thus the elastic properties of the rock, for the seismic modeling. The simulation allows us processes--hydraulic frac- turing or induced seismicity--depending on the fluid and rock properties

  1. TOUGH2: A general-purpose numerical simulator for multiphase nonisothermal flows

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    Pruess, K. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

    1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerical simulators for multiphase fluid and heat flows in permeable media have been under development at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory for more than 10 yr. Real geofluids contain noncondensible gases and dissolved solids in addition to water, and the desire to model such `compositional` systems led to the development of a flexible multicomponent, multiphase simulation architecture known as MULKOM. The design of MULKOM was based on the recognition that the mass-and energy-balance equations for multiphase fluid and heat flows in multicomponent systems have the same mathematical form, regardless of the number and nature of fluid components and phases present. Application of MULKOM to different fluid mixtures, such as water and air, or water, oil, and gas, is possible by means of appropriate `equation-of-state` (EOS) modules, which provide all thermophysical and transport parameters of the fluid mixture and the permeable medium as a function of a suitable set of primary thermodynamic variables. Investigations of thermal and hydrologic effects from emplacement of heat-generating nuclear wastes into partially water-saturated formations prompted the development and release of a specialized version of MULKOM for nonisothermal flow of water and air, named TOUGH. TOUGH is an acronym for `transport of unsaturated groundwater and heat` and is also an allusion to the tuff formations at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The TOUGH2 code is intended to supersede TOUGH. It offers all the capabilities of TOUGH and includes a considerably more general subset of MULKOM modules with added capabilities. The paper briefly describes the simulation methodology and user features.

  2. Multiphase flow and control of fluid path in microsystems

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    Jhunjhunwala, Manish

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Miniaturized chemical-systems are expected to have advantages of handling, portability, cost, speed, reproducibility and safety. Control of fluid path in small channels between processes in a chemical/biological network ...

  3. Monitoring and Modeling Fluid Flow in a Developing EGS Reservoir

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    Project objectives: Better understand and model fluid injection into a tight reservoir on the edges of a hydrothermal field. Use seismic data to constrain geomechanical/hydrologic/thermal model of reservoir.

  4. Bluff Body Flow Simulation Using a Vortex Element Method

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    Anthony Leonard; Phillippe Chatelain; Michael Rebel

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Heavy ground vehicles, especially those involved in long-haul freight transportation, consume a significant part of our nation's energy supply. it is therefore of utmost importance to improve their efficiency, both to reduce emissions and to decrease reliance on imported oil. At highway speeds, more than half of the power consumed by a typical semi truck goes into overcoming aerodynamic drag, a fraction which increases with speed and crosswind. Thanks to better tools and increased awareness, recent years have seen substantial aerodynamic improvements by the truck industry, such as tractor/trailer height matching, radiator area reduction, and swept fairings. However, there remains substantial room for improvement as understanding of turbulent fluid dynamics grows. The group's research effort focused on vortex particle methods, a novel approach for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Where common CFD methods solve or model the Navier-Stokes equations on a grid which stretches from the truck surface outward, vortex particle methods solve the vorticity equation on a Lagrangian basis of smooth particles and do not require a grid. They worked to advance the state of the art in vortex particle methods, improving their ability to handle the complicated, high Reynolds number flow around heavy vehicles. Specific challenges that they have addressed include finding strategies to accurate capture vorticity generation and resultant forces at the truck wall, handling the aerodynamics of spinning bodies such as tires, application of the method to the GTS model, computation time reduction through improved integration methods, a closest point transform for particle method in complex geometrics, and work on large eddy simulation (LES) turbulence modeling.

  5. Numerical simulation of electrokinetically driven micro flows

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    Hahm, Jungyoon

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in a micro-channel is studied. External electric field, flow rate of pressure driven flow, and geometry in the micro-channel are manipulated to obtain the focusing point, which led to determination of the electrophoretic mobility and (relative...

  6. Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow and density of fluid in a conduit having a gradual bend

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    Ortiz, M.G.; Boucher, T.J.

    1998-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

    A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having a gradual bend or arc, and a straight section. The system includes pressure transducers, one or more disposed in the conduit on the outside of the arc, and one disposed in the conduit in a straight section thereof. The pressure transducers measure the pressure of fluid in the conduit at the locations of the pressure transducers and this information is used by a computational device to calculate fluid flow rate in the conduit. For multi-phase fluid, the density of the fluid is measured by another pair of pressure transducers, one of which is located in the conduit elevationally above the other. The computation device then uses the density measurement along with the fluid pressure measurements, to calculate fluid flow. 1 fig.

  7. Flow and heat transfer of a third grade fluid past an exponentially stretching sheet with

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Flow and heat transfer of a third grade fluid past an exponentially stretching sheet with partial-Newtonian boundary layer flow and heat transfer over an exponentially stretch- ing sheet with partial slip boundary. The heat transfer analysis has been carried out for two heating processes, namely (i) with prescribed sur

  8. Numerical studies on two-way coupled fluid flow and geomechanics in hydrate deposits

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    Kim, J.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A. 2008. Modeling of Geomechanics in Naturally Fracturedcoupling porous flow and geomechanics. Soc. Pet. Eng. J. 11(a reservoir simulator and a geomechanics module. Soc. Pet.

  9. A correction function method to solve incompressible fluid flows to high accuracy with immersed geometries

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    Marques, Alexandre Noll

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerical simulations of incompressible viscous flows in realistic configurations are increasingly important in many scientific and engineering fields. In Aeronautics, for instance, relatively cheap numerical computations ...

  10. Fluid and heat flow in gas-rich geothermal reservoirs

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    O'Sullivan, M.J.; Bodvarsson, G.S.; Pruess, K.; Blakeley, M.R.

    1983-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Numerical-simulation techniques are used to study the effects of noncondensible gases (CO/sub 2/) on geothermal reservoir behavior in the natural state and during exploitation. It is shown that the presence of CO/sub 2/ has large effects on the thermodynamic conditions of a reservoir in the natural state, especially on temperature distributions and phase compositions. The gas will expand two-phase zones and increase gas saturations to enable flow of CO/sub 2/ through the system. During exploitation, the early pressure drop is primarily due to degassing of the system. This process can cause a very rapid initial pressure drop, on the order of tens of bars, depending upon the initial partial pressure of CO/sub 2/. The following gas content from wells can provide information on in-place gas saturations and relative permeability curves that apply at a given geothermal resource. Site-specific studies are made for the gas-rich two-phase reservoir at the Ohaki geothermal field in New Zealand. A simple lumped-parameter model and a vertical column model are applied to the field data. The results obtained agree well with the natural thermodynamic state of the Ohaki field (pressure and temperature profiles) and a partial pressure of 15 to 25 bars is calculated in the primary reservoirs. The models also agree reasonably well with field data obtained during exploitation of the field. The treatment of thermophysical properties of H/sub 2/O-CO/sub 2/ mixtures for different phase compositions is summarized.

  11. Parameter estimation from flowing fluid temperature logging data in unsaturated fractured rock using multiphase inverse modeling

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    Mukhopadhyay, S.; Tsang, Y.; Finsterle, S.

    2009-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A simple conceptual model has been recently developed for analyzing pressure and temperature data from flowing fluid temperature logging (FFTL) in unsaturated fractured rock. Using this conceptual model, we developed an analytical solution for FFTL pressure response, and a semianalytical solution for FFTL temperature response. We also proposed a method for estimating fracture permeability from FFTL temperature data. The conceptual model was based on some simplifying assumptions, particularly that a single-phase airflow model was used. In this paper, we develop a more comprehensive numerical model of multiphase flow and heat transfer associated with FFTL. Using this numerical model, we perform a number of forward simulations to determine the parameters that have the strongest influence on the pressure and temperature response from FFTL. We then use the iTOUGH2 optimization code to estimate these most sensitive parameters through inverse modeling and to quantify the uncertainties associated with these estimated parameters. We conclude that FFTL can be utilized to determine permeability, porosity, and thermal conductivity of the fracture rock. Two other parameters, which are not properties of the fractured rock, have strong influence on FFTL response. These are pressure and temperature in the borehole that were at equilibrium with the fractured rock formation at the beginning of FFTL. We illustrate how these parameters can also be estimated from FFTL data.

  12. Numerical simulation of the flow field and the lifting forces in the bristle tip region of a brush seal

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    Phung, Anh Ngoc

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The complicated fluid flow at the tip of a typical bristle within a brush seal is simulated. A numerical model is developed to compute the three-dimensional details in the bristle tip region. Experimental and numerical leakage data are correlated...

  13. Role of viscoelasticity and non-linear rheology in flows of complex fluids at high deformation rates

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    Ober, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph)

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine pressure, velocimetry and birefringence measurements to study three phenomena for which the fluid rheology plays a dominant role: 1) shear banding in micellar fluids, 2) extension-dominated flows in microfluidic ...

  14. Strategies for coupling energy simulation and computational fluid dynamics programs

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    Zhai, Zhiqiang; Chen, Qingyan; Klems, Joseph H.; Haves, Philip

    2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    2000. “EnergyPlus: Energy Simulation Program” . ASHRAEA Coupled Airflow-and-Energy Simulation Program for IndoorSTRATEGIES FOR COUPLING ENERGY SIMULATION AND COMPUTATIONAL

  15. PHYSICS OF FLUIDS 24, 103306 (2012) Numerical simulation of turbulent sediment transport,

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    Claudin, Philippe

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . In such a homogeneous and steady situation, the fluid flow can be characterized by a unique quantity: the shear velocity Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina, 104 South Rd., Mitchell Hall, Campus Box 3315, Chapel Hill

  16. Dispersed Fluid Flow in Fractured Reservoirs- an Analysis of...

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    Distributions Abstract A methodology for analyzing the internal flow characteristics of a fractured geothermal reservoir using tracer-determined residence time distribution curves...

  17. Finite volume methods for fluid flow in porous media

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    Hiptmair, Ralf

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.5 Multiphase and multicomponent flows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.5.1 Black-oil model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.3.1 General solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.3.2 Pressure equation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.3.3 Pressure equation for incompressible immiscible flow . . . 11 2.3.4 Saturation equation

  18. Parcel EulerianLagrangian fluid dynamics of rotating geophysical flows

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    Oliver, Marcel

    , Gottwald, and Reich (2002) and Frank and Reich (2003, 2004) introduced a Hamiltonian Particle Mesh (HPM integra- tion scheme is used. The HPM method is a parcel Eulerian­Lagrangian method: the fluid particles on the advection time scale. The conservation of mass and circulation in the HPM numerical model is shown

  19. Direct Numerical Simulation of the Flow in a Pebble Bed

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    Ward, Paul

    2014-06-24T23:59:59.000Z

    bed reactors: dust generation and scaling, proceedings of ICAPP 2012, Chicago, June 24–28, 2012 [3] A. Shams, F. Roelofs, EMJ. Komen, E. Baglietto, 2013. “Quasi-direct numerical simulation of a pebble bed configuration. Part I: Flow (velocity...

  20. Grid adaptation for functional outputs of compressible flow simulations

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    Venditti, David Anthony, 1973-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An error correction and grid adaptive method is presented for improving the accuracy of functional outputs of compressible flow simulations. The procedure is based on an adjoint formulation in which the estimated error in ...

  1. Fluid-elastic Instability of Helical Tubes Subjected to Single-Phase External Flow and Two-Phase Internal Flow

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    Jong Chull Jo; Myung Jo Jhung; Woong Sik Kim; Hho Jung Kim [Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, 19 Kusung-dong, Yusung-gu, Taejon 305-338 (Korea, Republic of)

    2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This study investigates the fluid-elastic instability characteristics of steam generator helical type tubes in operating nuclear power plants. The thermal-hydraulic conditions of both tube side and shell side flow fields are predicted by a general purpose computational fluid dynamics code employing the finite volume element modeling. To get the natural frequency, corresponding mode shape and participation factor, modal analyses are performed for helical type tubes with various conditions. Investigated are the effects of the helix angle, the number of supports and the status of the inner fluid on the modal, and fluid-elastic instability characteristics of the tubes, which are expressed in terms of the natural frequency, corresponding mode shape, and stability ratio. (authors)

  2. Linked multicontinuum and crack tensor approach for modeling of coupled geomechanics, fluid flow and transport in fractured rock

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    Rutqvist, J.

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts, 1983, 20:and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts, 1985, BerrymanL W. Coupling fluid flow and geomechanics in dual-porosity

  3. Simulating Buoyancy-Driven Airflow in Buildings by1 Coarse-Grid Fast Fluid Dynamics2

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    1 Simulating Buoyancy-Driven Airflow in Buildings by1 Coarse-Grid Fast Fluid Dynamics2 Mingang Jin1. Introduction33 Whole-building airflow simulations are required in applications such as natural ventilation34 design, coupled building airflow and energy simulation, smoke control, and air quality diagnosis35

  4. Simulation of Coupled Processes of Flow, Transport, and Storage of CO2 in Saline Aquifers

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    Wu, Yu-Shu; Chen, Zizhong; Kazemi, Hossein; Yin, Xiaolong; Pruess, Karsten; Oldenburg, Curt; Winterfeld, Philip; Zhang, Ronglei

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    This report is the final scientific one for the award DE- FE0000988 entitled “Simulation of Coupled Processes of Flow, Transport, and Storage of CO2 in Saline Aquifers.” The work has been divided into six tasks. In task, “Development of a Three-Phase Non-Isothermal CO2 Flow Module,” we developed a fluid property module for brine-CO2 mixtures designed to handle all possible phase combinations of aqueous phase, sub-critical liquid and gaseous CO2, supercritical CO2, and solid salt. The thermodynamic and thermophysical properties of brine-CO2 mixtures (density, viscosity, and specific enthalpy of fluid phases; partitioning of mass components among the different phases) use the same correlations as an earlier fluid property module that does not distinguish between gaseous and liquid CO2-rich phases. We verified the fluid property module using two leakage scenarios, one that involves CO2 migration up a blind fault and subsequent accumulation in a secondary “parasitic” reservoir at shallower depth, and another investigating leakage of CO2 from a deep storage reservoir along a vertical fault zone. In task, “Development of a Rock Mechanical Module,” we developed a massively parallel reservoir simulator for modeling THM processes in porous media brine aquifers. We derived, from the fundamental equations describing deformation of porous elastic media, a momentum conservation equation relating mean stress, pressure, and temperature, and incorporated it alongside the mass and energy conservation equations from the TOUGH2 formulation, the starting point for the simulator. In addition, rock properties, namely permeability and porosity, are functions of effective stress and other variables that are obtained from the literature. We verified the simulator formulation and numerical implementation using analytical solutions and example problems from the literature. For the former, we matched a one-dimensional consolidation problem and a two-dimensional simulation of the Mandel-Cryer effect. For the latter, we obtained a good match of temperature and gas saturation profiles, and surface uplift, after injection of hot fluid into a model of a caldera structure. In task, “Incorporation of Geochemical Reactions of Selected Important Species,” we developed a novel mathematical model of THMC processes in porous and fractured saline aquifers, simulating geo-chemical reactions associated with CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers. Two computational frameworks, sequentially coupled and fully coupled, were used to simulate the reactions and transport. We verified capabilities of the THMC model to treat complex THMC processes during CO2 sequestration by analytical solutions and we constructed reactive transport models to analyze the THMC process quantitatively. Three of these are 1D reactive transport under chemical equilibrium, a batch reaction model with equilibrium chemical reactions, and a THMC model with CO2 dissolution. In task “Study of Instability in CO2 Dissolution-Diffusion-Convection Processes,” We reviewed literature related to the study of density driven convective flows and on the instability of CO2 dissolution-diffusion-convection processes. We ran simulations that model the density-driven flow instability that would occur during CO2 sequestration. CO2 diffused through the top of the system and dissolved in the aqueous phase there, increasing its density. Density fingers formed along the top boundary, and coalesced into a few prominent ones, causing convective flow that forced the fluid to the system bottom. These simulations were in two and three dimensions. We ran additional simulations of convective mixing with density contrast caused by variable dissolved CO2 concentration in saline water, modeled after laboratory experiments in which supercritical CO2 was circulated in the headspace above a brine saturated packed sand in a pressure vessel. As CO2 dissolved into the upper part of the saturated sand, liquid phase density increases causing instability and setting off convective mixing. We obtained good agreement

  5. Two-dimensional AMR simulations of colliding flows

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    Niklaus, Markus; Niemeyer, Jens C

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Colliding flows are a commonly used scenario for the formation of molecular clouds in numerical simulations. Due to the thermal instability of the warm neutral medium, turbulence is produced by cooling. We carry out a two-dimensional numerical study of such colliding flows in order to test whether statistical properties inferred from adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) simulations are robust with respect to the applied refinement criteria. We compare probability density functions of various quantities as well as the clump statistics and fractal dimension of the density fields in AMR simulations to a static-grid simulation. The static grid with 2048^2 cells matches the resolution of the most refined subgrids in the AMR simulations. The density statistics is reproduced fairly well by AMR. Refinement criteria based on the cooling time or the turbulence intensity appear to be superior to the standard technique of refinement by overdensity. Nevertheless, substantial differences in the flow structure become apparent. In...

  6. Non-Steady wall-bounded flows of viscoelastic fluids under periodic forcing

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    Anier Hernández-García; Antonio Fernández-Barbero; Oscar Sotolongo-Costa

    2013-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of oscillating flows inside pipes under periodic forcing of viscoelastic fluids is addressed here. Starting from the linear Oldroyd-B model, a generalized Darcy's law is obtained in frequency domain and an explicit expression for the dependence of the dynamic permeability on fluid parameters and forcing frequency is derived. Previous results in both viscoelastic and Newtonian fluids are here shown to be particular cases of our results. On the basis of our calculations, a possible explanation for the observed damping of local dynamic response as the forcing frequency increases is given. Good fitting with recent experimental studies of wave propagation in viscoelastic media is here exhibited. Sound wave propagation in viscoelastic media flowing inside straight pipes is investigated. In particular, we obtain the local dynamic response for weakly compressible flows.

  7. Effect of Fluid Flow on Inclusion Coarsening in Low-Alloy Steel Welds

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    Babu, S.S.; David, S.A.; DebRoy, T.; Hong, T.

    1998-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    Oxide inclusions form in welds because of deoxidation reactions in the weld pool. These inclusions control the weld microstructure development. Thermodynamic and kinetic calculation of oxidation reaction can describe inclusion characteristics such as number density, size, and composition. Experimental work has shown that fluid-flow velocity gradients in the weld pool can accelerate inclusion growth by collision and coalescence. Moreover, fluid flow in welds can transport inclusions to different temperature regions that may lead to repeated dissolution and growth of inclusions. These phenomena are being studied with the help of computational coupled heat transfer, fluid-flow, thermodynamic, and kinetic models. The results show that the inclusion formation in steel welds can be described as a function of the welding processes, process parameters, and steel composition.

  8. Porosity, Permeability, And Fluid Flow In The Yellowstone Geothermal...

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    section of the 0.6-Ma Lava Creek ash-flow tuff. In this core, the degree of welding appears to be responsible for most of the variations in porosity, matrix...

  9. Modeling Fluid Flow in Natural Systems, Model Validation and...

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    media is another important process. The observed relationship between water flux and hydraulic gradient can be highly non-linear. To capture this non-Darcian flow behavior, a new...

  10. NMRI methods for characterizing fluid flow in porous media

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    Yao, Xiaoli

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    in the measurement and the prediction of flow permeability in rocks. We have investigated the application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging to velocity measurement. A stimulated echo pulse field gradient approach was proposed to measure the localized velocity...

  11. SIMULATING NON-DARCY FLOW THROUGH POROUS MEDIA USING SUNDANCE

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    Kelley, C. T. "Tim"

    Abstract A non-Darcy partial differential equation (PDE) model for flow through porous media is presentedSIMULATING NON-DARCY FLOW THROUGH POROUS MEDIA USING SUNDANCE J. P. REESE1 , K. R. LONG2 , C. T media has been modeled using either the linear Darcy's law or some empirical nonlinear relationship

  12. Magnetohydrodynamic pump with a system for promoting flow of fluid in one direction

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    Lemoff, Asuncion V. (Union City, CA); Lee, Abraham P. (Irvine, CA)

    2010-07-13T23:59:59.000Z

    A magnetohydrodynamic pump for pumping a fluid. The pump includes a microfluidic channel for channeling the fluid, a MHD electrode/magnet system operatively connected to the microfluidic channel, and a system for promoting flow of the fluid in one direction in the microfluidic channel. The pump has uses in the medical and biotechnology industries for blood-cell-separation equipment, biochemical assays, chemical synthesis, genetic analysis, drug screening, an array of antigen-antibody reactions, combinatorial chemistry, drug testing, medical and biological diagnostics, and combinatorial chemistry. The pump also has uses in electrochromatography, surface micromachining, laser ablation, inkjet printers, and mechanical micromilling.

  13. Method and apparatus for simultaneous determination of fluid mass flow rate, mean velocity and density

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    Hamel, William R. (Farragut, TN)

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This invention relates to a new method and new apparatus for determining fluid mass flowrate and density. In one aspect of the invention, the fluid is passed through a straight cantilevered tube in which transient oscillation has been induced, thus generating Coriolis damping forces on the tube. The decay rate and frequency of the resulting damped oscillation are measured, and the fluid mass flowrate and density are determined therefrom. In another aspect of the invention, the fluid is passed through the cantilevered tube while an electrically powered device imparts steady-state harmonic excitation to the tube. This generates Coriolis tube-damping forces which are dependent on the mass flowrate of the fluid. Means are provided to respond to incipient flow-induced changes in the amplitude of vibration by changing the power input to the excitation device as required to sustain the original amplitude of vibration. The fluid mass flowrate and density are determined from the required change in power input. The invention provides stable, rapid, and accurate measurements. It does not require bending of the fluid flow.

  14. Multiscale CFD simulations of entrained flow gasification

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    Kumar, Mayank, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The design of entrained flow gasifiers and their operation has largely been an experience based enterprise. Most, if not all, industrial scale gasifiers were designed before it was practical to apply CFD models. Moreover, ...

  15. One- and two-dimensional Stirling machine simulation using experimentally generated reversing flow turbuulence models

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    Goldberg, L.F. [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)

    1990-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The activities described in this report do not constitute a continuum but rather a series of linked smaller investigations in the general area of one- and two-dimensional Stirling machine simulation. The initial impetus for these investigations was the development and construction of the Mechanical Engineering Test Rig (METR) under a grant awarded by NASA to Dr. Terry Simon at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota. The purpose of the METR is to provide experimental data on oscillating turbulent flows in Stirling machine working fluid flow path components (heater, cooler, regenerator, etc.) with particular emphasis on laminar/turbulent flow transitions. Hence, the initial goals for the grant awarded by NASA were, broadly, to provide computer simulation backup for the design of the METR and to analyze the results produced. This was envisaged in two phases: First, to apply an existing one-dimensional Stirling machine simulation code to the METR and second, to adapt a two-dimensional fluid mechanics code which had been developed for simulating high Rayleigh number buoyant cavity flows to the METR. The key aspect of this latter component was the development of an appropriate turbulence model suitable for generalized application to Stirling simulation. A final-step was then to apply the two-dimensional code to an existing Stirling machine for which adequate experimental data exist. The work described herein was carried out over a period of three years on a part-time basis. Forty percent of the first year`s funding was provided as a match to the NASA funds by the Underground Space Center, University of Minnesota, which also made its computing facilities available to the project at no charge.

  16. Comparative Analysis of Natural Convection Flows Simulated by both the Conservation and Incompressible Forms of the Navier-Stokes Equations in a Differentially-Heated Square Cavity

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    Richard C. Martineau; Ray A. Berry; Aurélia Esteve; Kurt D. Hamman; Dana A. Knoll; Ryosuke Park; William Taitano

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report illustrates a comparative study to analyze the physical differences between numerical simulations obtained with both the conservation and incompressible forms of the Navier-Stokes equations for natural convection flows in simple geometries. The purpose of this study is to quantify how the incompressible flow assumption (which is based upon constant density advection, divergence-free flow, and the Boussinesq gravitational body force approximation) differs from the conservation form (which only assumes that the fluid is a continuum) when solving flows driven by gravity acting upon density variations resulting from local temperature gradients. Driving this study is the common use of the incompressible flow assumption in fluid flow simulations for nuclear power applications in natural convection flows subjected to a high heat flux (large temperature differences). A series of simulations were conducted on two-dimensional, differentially-heated rectangular geometries and modeled with both hydrodynamic formulations. From these simulations, the selected characterization parameters of maximum Nusselt number, average Nusselt number, and normalized pressure reduction were calculated. Comparisons of these parameters were made with available benchmark solutions for air with the ideal gas assumption at both low and high heat fluxes. Additionally, we generated body force, velocity, and divergence of velocity distributions to provide a basis for further analysis. The simulations and analysis were then extended to include helium at the Very High Temperature gas-cooled Reactor (VHTR) normal operating conditions. Our results show that the consequences of incorporating the incompressible flow assumption in high heat flux situations may lead to unrepresentative results. The results question the use of the incompressible flow assumption for simulating fluid flow in an operating nuclear reactor, where large temperature variations are present. The results show that the use of the incompressible flow assumption with the Boussinesq gravitational body force approximation should be restricted to flows where the density change of a fluid particle along a pathline is negligible.

  17. Developing an integrated building design tool by coupling building energy simulation and computational fluid dynamics programs

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    Zhai, Zhiqiang, 1971-

    2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Building energy simulation (ES) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can play important roles in building design by providing essential information to help design energy-efficient, thermally comfortable and healthy ...

  18. Investigation of two-fluid methods for Large Eddy Simulation of spray combustion in Gas Turbines

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    Investigation of two-fluid methods for Large Eddy Simulation of spray combustion in Gas Turbines the EL method well suited for gas turbine computations, but RANS with the EE approach may also be found

  19. Energy of eigen-modes in magnetohydrodynamic flows of ideal fluids

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    I. V. Khalzov; A. I. Smolyakov; V. I. Ilgisonis

    2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

    Analytical expression for energy of eigen-modes in magnetohydrodynamic flows of ideal fluids is obtained. It is shown that the energy of unstable modes is zero, while the energy of stable oscillatory modes (waves) can assume both positive and negative values. Negative energy waves always correspond to non-symmetric eigen-modes -- modes that have a component of wave-vector along the equilibrium velocity. These results suggest that all non-symmetric instabilities in ideal MHD systems with flows are associated with coupling of positive and negative energy waves. As an example the energy of eigen-modes is calculated for incompressible conducting fluid rotating in axial magnetic field.

  20. Analytical Models for Flowing-Fluid Temperature Distribution in Single-Phase Oil Reservoirs Accounting for Joule-Thomson Effect

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    Chevarunotai, Natasha

    2014-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

    calculation. Findings from the sensitivity analysis allow us to make a decision whether or not to acquire more data or to perform additional tests for a more reasonable outcome- the flowing-fluid temperature in the reservoir. Bottomhole flowing...

  1. A Preliminary Study to Assess Model Uncertainties in Fluid Flows

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    Delchini, Marc Olivier

    2011-08-08T23:59:59.000Z

    of the fluid. ? The sound speed, c, is assumed to be constant even if it usually depends on the temperature and the pressure. This is a good approximation for liquids but not for gases. The sound speed is reactor-dependent. ? The Equation Of State (EOS... to the temperature. This parameter is assumed constant in this model. 7 ? ???P is the dilatation of the density due to the pressure. This parameter is also assumed constant but is different for different sound speeds. Its expression is as follows: ?? ?P = 1...

  2. 1. INTRODUCTION Fluid flows are often so complicated that laboratory

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    Nilsson, Johan

    with vertical stratification. For a single-hemisphere basin, self-sustained oscillations of the flow and period of the oscillations are partly determined by the energy avail- able for vertical mixing if v, University of Stockholm, Sweden. 4Department of Geosciences, University of Bremen, Germany. 5Climate

  3. Mesoscale simulations of polymer dynamics in microchannel flows

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    L. Cannavacciuolo; R. G. Winkler; G. Gompper

    2007-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The non-equilibrium structural and dynamical properties of flexible polymers confined in a square microchannel and exposed to a Poiseuille flow are investigated by mesoscale simulations. The chain length and the flow strength are systematically varied. Two transport regimes are identified, corresponding to weak and strong confinement. For strong confinement, the transport properties are independent of polymer length. The analysis of the long-time tumbling dynamics of short polymers yields non-periodic motion with a sublinear dependence on the flow strength. We find distinct differences for conformational as well as dynamical properties from results obtained for simple shear flow.

  4. Geologic constraints to fluid flow in the Jurassic Arab D reservoir, eastern Saudi Arabia

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    Laing, J.E. (Saudi Aramco, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia))

    1991-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A giant oil field located in eastern Saudi Arabia has produced several billion barrels of 37{degree} API oil from fewer than 100 wells. The Upper Jurassic Arab Formation is the main producing unit, and is made up of a series of upward-shoaling carbonate and anhydrite members. Porous carbonates of the Arab D member make up the principle oil reservoir, and overlying Arab D anhydrite provides the seal. Principal reservoir facies are stromatoporoid-coral and skeletal grainstones. Reservoir drive is currently provided by flank water injection. Despite more than 30 years of flank water injection (1.5 billion bbl) into the northern area of the field, a thick oil column remains in the Arab D reservoir. Geological factors which affect fluid flow in this area are (1) a downdip facies change from permeable skeletal-stromatoporoid limestone to less permeable micritic limestone, (2) vertical permeability barriers resulting from shoaling-upward cycles, (3) a downdip tar mat, (4) dolomite along the flanks in the upper portion of the reservoir, (5) highly permeable intervals within the skeletal-stromatoporoid limestone, and (6) an updip, north to south facies change from predominantly stromatoporoid-coral grainstone to skeletal grainstone. These factors are considered in reservoir modeling, simulation studies, and planning locations for both water injection and producer wells.

  5. Submarine landslide flows simulation through centrifuge modelling

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    Gue, Chang Shin

    2012-05-08T23:59:59.000Z

    ......... 140   4.6.4   Series 4: Experiments at various g le vels with a large flow rate in the dry condition ........................................................................................ 148   4.7   Repeatability of the Centrifuge Experiments... .......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188   5.5.4   Side wall friction ..................................................................................189   5.5.5   Basal friction and pore pressure ratio ( ? ) ............................................ 194   5.6   Summary...

  6. FLUID FLOW AND PARTICLE DEPOSITION SIMULATIONS IN THE HUMAN NOSE

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    Reimers, Martin

    . Melaaen Telemark University College (HiT-TF) and Telemark R&D Centre (Tel-Tek) Porsgrunn Norway Martin

  7. Numerical simulation of flow separation control by oscillatory fluid injection

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    Resendiz Rosas, Celerino

    2005-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

    and Lomax. The application of synthetic jet actuators is based in their ability to energize the boundary layer, thereby providing signifcant increase in the lift coefficient. This has been corroborated experimentally and it is corroborated numerically...

  8. MATHEMATICAL MODELING AND SIMULATION FOR FLUID FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA

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    Ewing, Richard E.

    of environmental effects of air polution is extensive. Here we address the need for using similar models

  9. Numerical Simulation of Compositional Fluid Flow in Porous Media

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    Ewing, Richard E.

    variables is developed for modeling the enhanced oil recovery pro- cesses. A mixed #12;nite element method to predict the reservoir performance under various exploita- tion schemes. In many enhanced oil recovery. Computational results for two- and three-phase multi-component uid ow occurring in enhanced oil re- covery

  10. Theory and simulations of the scaling of magnetic reconnection with symmetric shear flow

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    Cassak, P. A. [Department of Physics, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506 (United States)

    2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The scaling of magnetic reconnection in the presence of an oppositely directed sub-Alfvenic shear flow parallel to the reconnecting magnetic field is studied using analytical scaling arguments and two-dimensional two-fluid numerical simulations of collisionless (Hall) reconnection. Previous studies noted that the reconnection rate falls and the current sheet tilts with increasing flow speed, but no quantitative theory was presented. This study presents a physical model of the effect of shear flow on reconnection, resulting in expressions for the scaling of properties such as the reconnection rate, outflow speed, and thickness and length of the dissipation region, which are verified numerically. Differences between Hall and Sweet-Parker reconnection are pointed out. The tilting of the current sheet is explained physically and a quantitative prediction is presented and verified.

  11. Visualizing multiphase flow and trapped fluid configurations in a model three-dimensional porous medium

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    Amber T. Krummel; Sujit S. Datta; Stefan Münster; David A. Weitz

    2013-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    We report an approach to fully visualize the flow of two immiscible fluids through a model three-dimensional (3D) porous medium at pore-scale resolution. Using confocal microscopy, we directly image the drainage of the medium by the non-wetting oil and subsequent imbibition by the wetting fluid. During imbibition, the wetting fluid pinches off threads of oil in the narrow crevices of the medium, forming disconnected oil ganglia. Some of these ganglia remain trapped within the medium. By resolving the full 3D structure of the trapped ganglia, we show that the typical ganglion size, and the total amount of residual oil, decreases as the capillary number Ca increases; this behavior reflects the competition between the viscous pressure in the wetting fluid and the capillary pressure required to force oil through the pores of the medium. This work thus shows how pore-scale fluid dynamics influence the trapped fluid configurations in multiphase flow through 3D porous media.

  12. Device and method for measuring multi-phase fluid flow in a conduit having an abrupt gradual bend

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    Ortiz, M.G.

    1998-02-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A system is described for measuring fluid flow in a conduit having an abrupt bend. The system includes pressure transducers, one disposed in the conduit at the inside of the bend and one or more disposed in the conduit at the outside of the bend but spaced a distance therefrom. The pressure transducers measure the pressure of fluid in the conduit at the locations of the pressure transducers and this information is used by a computational device to calculate fluid flow rate in the conduit. For multi-phase fluid, the density of the fluid is measured by another pair of pressure transducers, one of which is located in the conduit elevationally above the other. The computation device then uses the density measurement along with the fluid pressure measurements, to calculate fluid flow. 1 fig.

  13. Numerical and experimental study of expiratory flow in the case of major upper airway obstructions with fluid-structure interaction

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    and the larynx (fig. 1), is the most external part of the respiratory system. Modelling the fluid flow is described. The theory of linear elasticity in small deformations has been chosen to compute the mechanical of the respiratory fluid flow (Shome et al., 1998; Allen et al., 2004; Xu et al., 2006; Sung et al., 2006; Liu et al

  14. A conservative Lagrangian scheme for solving compressible fluid flows with multiple internal energy equations

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    Shu, Chi-Wang

    A conservative Lagrangian scheme for solving compressible fluid flows with multiple internal energy. In some of these ap- plications, multiple internal energy equations such as those for electron, ion developed which are designed to solve the internal energy equation directly. These schemes can be easily

  15. BAYESIAN INFERENCE ON INTEGRATED CONTINUITY FLUID FLOWS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO DUST AEROSOLS

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    Garbe, Christoph S.

    BAYESIAN INFERENCE ON INTEGRATED CONTINUITY FLUID FLOWS AND THEIR APPLICATION TO DUST AEROSOLS Waterloo, Ontario, Canada ABSTRACT The significant role dust aerosols play in the earth's cli- mate system models for aerosol de- tection and atmospheric transport that rely on latent Gaussian Markov random

  16. Hydrothermal dolomites in SW Sardinia (Italy): evidence for a widespread late-Variscan fluid flow event

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    Boni, Maria

    directly from the low-grade metamorphic lithotypes undergoing dolomitization, nor from the low-temperature across large areas of the Iglesiente­Sulcis mining district (SW Sardinia, Italy). The dolomite crops out within circulation cells, which were driven by high heat flow. Fluids originated in the underlying rocks

  17. Multiphase fluid flow and time lapse UNLP, 11 Octubre de 2012

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    Santos, Juan

    and time lapse seismics ­ p. #12;Introduction. III The analysis of CO2 underground storage safety and time lapse seismics ­ p. #12;Introduction. I Storage of CO2 in geological formations is a procedure project: Sleipner gas field (North Sea). Multiphase fluid flow and time lapse seismics ­ p. #12

  18. Fully coupled thermal-mechanical-fluid flow model for nonliner geologic systems

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    Hart, R.D.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A single model is presented which describes fully coupled thermal-mechanical-fluid flow behavior of highly nonlinear, dynamic or quasistatic, porous geologic systems. The mathematical formulation for the model utilizes the continuum theory of mixtures to describe the multiphase nature of the system, and incremental linear constitutive theory to describe the path dependency of nonlinear material behavior. The model, incorporated in an explicit finite difference numerical procedure, was implemented in two different computer codes. A special-purpose one-dimensional code, SNEAKY, was written for initial validation of the coupling mechanisms and testing of the coupled model logic. A general purpose commercially available code, STEALTH, developed for modeling dynamic nonlinear thermomechanical processes, was modified to include fluid flow behavior and the coupling constitutive model. The fully explicit approach in the coupled calculation facilitated the inclusion of the coupling mechanisms and complex constitutive behavior. Analytical solutions pertaining to consolidation theory for soils, thermoelasticity for solids, and hydrothermal convection theory provided verification of stress and fluid flow, stress and conductive heat transfer, and heat transfer and fluid flow couplings, respectively, in the coupled model. A limited validation of the adequacy of the coupling constitutive assumptions was also performed by comparison with the physical response from two laboratory tests. Finally, the full potential of the coupled model is illustrated for geotechnical applications in energy-resource related areas. Examples in the areas of nuclear waste isolation and cut-and-fill mining are cited.

  19. Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 Analytical studies of flow effects due to

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    Sen, Mihir

    and temporal behaviour of the specific boundary. Steady streaming induced by oscillatory flows over wavy of the wavy surface in comparison to the viscous boundary layer formed over the vibrating wall. Investigating boundaries is presented. A Newtonian viscous fluid confined in an infinite channel with flexible walls

  20. A Numerical Algorithm for Fluid Flow in 3D Naturally Fractured Porous Media

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    Kentucky, University of

    . Such fractured reservoirs could be modeled by permitting the porosity and permeability to vary rapidly as if the reservoir has two porous structures, one for the fractures and the other for the matrix blocksA Numerical Algorithm for Fluid Flow in 3D Naturally Fractured Porous Media Seongjai Kim Abstract

  1. Numerical modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow in rotor-stator cavities with throughflow

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Numerical modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow in rotor-stator cavities with throughflow S in a rotor-stator cavity subjected to a superimposed throughflow with heat transfer. Nu- merical predictions field from the heat transfer process. The turbulent flux is approximated by a gradient hypothesis

  2. Application of x-ray microtomography to environmental fluid flow D. Wildenschild*a,c

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    Wildenschild, Dorthe

    of fluids in pores ultimately controls subsurface flow and contaminant transport relevant to groundwater-scale measurements make it possible to test existing and new theory, as well as emerging numerical modeling schemes, capillary pressure-saturation relationship 1. INTRODUCTION One of the most difficult and puzzling

  3. Dynamics of a confined dusty fluid in a sheared ion flow

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    Laishram, Modhuchandra; Sharma, Devendra; Kaw, Predhiman K. [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Dynamics of an isothermally driven dust fluid is analyzed which is confined in an azimuthally symmetric cylindrical setup by an effective potential and is in equilibrium with an unconfined sheared flow of a streaming plasma. Cases are analyzed where the confining potential constitutes a barrier for the driven fluid, limiting its spatial extension and boundary velocity. The boundary effects entering the formulation are characterized by applying the appropriate boundary conditions and a range of solutions exhibiting single and multiple vortex are obtained. The equilibrium solutions considered in the cylindrical setup feature a transition from single to multiple vortex state of the driven flow. Effects of (i) the variation in dust viscosity, (ii) coupling between the driving and the driven fluid, and (iii) a friction determining the equilibrium dynamics of the driven system are characterized.

  4. A Novel Approach For the Simulation of Multiple Flow Mechanisms and Porosities in Shale Gas Reservoirs

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    Yan, Bicheng

    2013-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The state of the art of modeling fluid flow in shale gas reservoirs is dominated by dual porosity models that divide the reservoirs into matrix blocks that significantly contribute to fluid storage and fracture networks which principally control...

  5. Two-Dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics and Conduction Simulations of Heat Transfer in Horizontal Window Frames with Internal Cavities

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    Gustavsen, Arlid; Kohler, Christian; Dalehaug, Arvid; Arasteh, Dariush

    2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper assesses the accuracy of the simplified frame cavity conduction/convection and radiation models presented in ISO 15099 and used in software for rating and labeling window products. Temperatures and U-factors for typical horizontal window frames with internal cavities are compared; results from Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations with detailed radiation modeling are used as a reference. Four different frames were studied. Two were made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and two of aluminum. For each frame, six different simulations were performed, two with a CFD code and four with a building-component thermal-simulation tool using the Finite Element Method (FEM). This FEM tool addresses convection using correlations from ISO 15099; it addressed radiation with either correlations from ISO 15099 or with a detailed, view-factor-based radiation model. Calculations were performed using the CFD code with and without fluid flow in the window frame cavities; the calculations without fluid flow were performed to verify that the CFD code and the building-component thermal-simulation tool produced consistent results. With the FEM-code, the practice of subdividing small frame cavities was examined, in some cases not subdividing, in some cases subdividing cavities with interconnections smaller than five millimeters (mm) (ISO 15099) and in some cases subdividing cavities with interconnections smaller than seven mm (a breakpoint that has been suggested in other studies). For the various frames, the calculated U-factors were found to be quite comparable (the maximum difference between the reference CFD simulation and the other simulations was found to be 13.2 percent). A maximum difference of 8.5 percent was found between the CFD simulation and the FEM simulation using ISO 15099 procedures. The ISO 15099 correlation works best for frames with high U-factors. For more efficient frames, the relative differences among various simulations are larger. Temperature was also compared, at selected locations on the frames. Small differences was found in the results from model to model. Finally, the effectiveness of the ISO cavity radiation algorithms was examined by comparing results from these algorithms to detailed radiation calculations (from both programs). Our results suggest that improvements in cavity heat transfer calculations can be obtained by using detailed radiation modeling (i.e. view-factor or ray-tracing models), and that incorporation of these strategies may be more important for improving the accuracy of results than the use of CFD modeling for horizontal cavities.

  6. Flow of mantle fluids through the ductile lower crust: Heliumisotope trends

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    Kennedy, B. Mack; van Soest, Matthijs C.

    2007-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Heat and mass are injected into the shallow crust when mantle fluids are able to flow through the ductile lower crust. Minimum 3He/4He ratios in surface fluids from the northern Basin and Range province, western North America increase systematically from low, crustal values in the east to high, mantle values in the west, a regional trend that correlates with the rates of active crustal deformation. The highest ratios occur where the extension and shear strain rates are greatest. The correspondence of helium isotope ratios and active trans-tensional deformation indicates a deformation enhanced permeability and that mantle fluids can penetrate the ductile lithosphere in regions even where there is no significant magmatism. Superimposed on the regional trend are local, high-{sup 3}He/{sup 4}He anomalies signifying hidden magmatic activity and/or deep fluid production with locally enhanced permeability, identifying zones with high resource potential, particularly for geothermal energy development.

  7. Integration of an Aggregate Flow Model with a Traffic Flow Simulator

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    Integration of an Aggregate Flow Model with a Traffic Flow Simulator Robert Hoffman , Dengfeng Sun restrictions to aircraft movement are applied by air traffic controllers and traffic managers in response to demand overages or capacity shortfalls in sectors of airspace. To estimate and assess the efficiency

  8. Fluid and Particle simulations of the Interaction of the Solar Wind with Magnetic Anomalies

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    Harnett , Erika

    Fluid and Particle simulations of the Interaction of the Solar Wind with Magnetic Anomalies Information and Learning, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346, to whom the author has granted "the simulations of the Interaction of the Solar Wind with Magnetic Anomalies on the Surface of the Moon and Mars

  9. Toward compressed DMD: spectral analysis of fluid flows using sub-Nyquist-rate PIV data

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    Tu, Jonathan H; Kutz, J Nathan; Shang, Jessica K

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Dynamic mode decomposition (DMD) is a powerful and increasingly popular tool for performing spectral analysis of fluid flows. However, it requires data that satisfy the Nyquist-Shannon sampling criterion. In many fluid flow experiments, such data are impossible to capture. We propose a new approach that combines ideas from DMD and compressed sensing. Given a vector-valued signal, we take measurements randomly in time (at a sub-Nyquist rate) and project the data onto a low-dimensional subspace. We then use compressed sensing to identify the dominant frequencies in the signal and their corresponding modes. We demonstrate this method using two examples, analyzing both an artificially constructed test dataset and particle image velocimetry data collected from the flow past a cylinder. In each case, our method correctly identifies the characteristic frequencies and oscillatory modes dominating the signal, proving the proposed method to be a capable tool for spectral analysis using sub-Nyquist-rate sampling.

  10. Dynamic Particle Coupling for GPU-based Fluid Simulation

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    Blanz, Volker

    -vi ¯j 2 W( Pi -Pj ,h). Here pj = k( ¯j - 0) is the pressure with gas constant k and rest density 0 for modeling dynamic particle coupling solely based on individual particle contributions. This technique does and µ is the fluid viscosity constant. To model the surface tension, M¨uller et.al. [MCG03] use the so

  11. PERFORMANCE OF FULLY-COUPLED DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION PRECONDITIONERS for FINITE ELEMENT TRANSPORT / REACTION SIMULATIONS1

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    Tuminaro, Ray S.

    element simulation of strongly coupled fluid flow, heat transfer, and mass transfer with non methods, stabilized finite element methods. 1. INTRODUCTION Modern computational fluid dynamics flows with unstructured mesh finite element methods. These flow problems are characterized by both

  12. Simultaneous Extrema in the Entropy Production for Steady-State Fluid Flow in Parallel Pipes

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    Niven, Robert K

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Steady-state flow of an incompressible fluid in parallel pipes can simultaneously satisfy two contradictory extremum principles in the entropy production, depending on the flow conditions. For a constant total flow rate, the flow can satisfy (i) a pipe network minimum entropy production (MinEP) principle with respect to the flow rates, and (ii) the maximum entropy production (MaxEP) principle of Paltridge and Ziegler with respect to the choice of flow regime. The first principle - different to but allied to that of Prigogine - arises from the stability of the steady state compared to non-steady-state flows; it is proven for isothermal laminar and turbulent flows in parallel pipes with a constant power law exponent, but is otherwise invalid. The second principle appears to be more fundamental, driving the formation of turbulent flow in single and parallel pipes at higher Reynolds numbers. For constant head conditions, the flow can satisfy (i) a modified maximum entropy production (MaxEPMod) principle of \\v{Z}u...

  13. Fluid Flow, Thermal History, and Diagenesis of the Cambrian-Ordovician Arbuckle Group and Overlying Units in South-Central Kansas

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    King, Bradley Donald

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    controlled during calcite precipitation. Ouachita tectonism caused tectonically valved and gravity-driven fluid flow sourced from the Anadarko basin and possibly involved sandstone aquifers or basement. Mechanisms of ancient fluid flow appear to contrast...

  14. Non-Invasive Characterization Of A Flowing Multi-Phase Fluid Using Ultrasonic Interferometry

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    Sinha, Dipen N. (Los Alamos, NM)

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An apparatus for noninvasively monitoring the flow and/or the composition of a flowing liquid using ultrasound is described. The position of the resonance peaks for a fluid excited by a swept-frequency ultrasonic signal have been found to change frequency both in response to a change in composition and in response to a change in the flow velocity thereof. Additionally, the distance between successive resonance peaks does not change as a function of flow, but rather in response to a change in composition. Thus, a measurement of both parameters (resonance position and resonance spacing), once calibrated, permits the simultaneous determination of flow rate and composition using the apparatus and method of the present invention.

  15. Oscillatory motion based measurement method and sensor for measuring wall shear stress due to fluid flow

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    Armstrong, William D. (Laramie, WY); Naughton, Jonathan (Laramie, WY); Lindberg, William R. (Laramie, WY)

    2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A shear stress sensor for measuring fluid wall shear stress on a test surface is provided. The wall shear stress sensor is comprised of an active sensing surface and a sensor body. An elastic mechanism mounted between the active sensing surface and the sensor body allows movement between the active sensing surface and the sensor body. A driving mechanism forces the shear stress sensor to oscillate. A measuring mechanism measures displacement of the active sensing surface relative to the sensor body. The sensor may be operated under periodic excitation where changes in the nature of the fluid properties or the fluid flow over the sensor measurably changes the amplitude or phase of the motion of the active sensing surface, or changes the force and power required from a control system in order to maintain constant motion. The device may be operated under non-periodic excitation where changes in the nature of the fluid properties or the fluid flow over the sensor change the transient motion of the active sensor surface or change the force and power required from a control system to maintain a specified transient motion of the active sensor surface.

  16. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN FLUIDS Int. J. Numer. Meth. Fluids 31: 10191033 (1999)

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    Amsterdam, Universiteit van

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    ­1033 (1999) LATTICE-BOLTZMANN AND FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATIONS OF FLUID FLOW IN A SMRX STATIC MIXER REACTOR D-dimensional fluid flow simulations in an SMRX static mixer were performed. The SMRX static mixer is a piece methods. Copyright © 1999 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. KEY WORDS: static mixer; finite element method; lattice

  17. Method and apparatus for optical Doppler tomographic imaging of fluid flow velocity in highly scattering media

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    Nelson, John Stuart (Laguna Niguel, CA); Milner, Thomas Edward (Irvine, CA); Chen, Zhongping (Irvine, CA)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical Doppler tomography permits imaging of fluid flow velocity in highly scattering media. The tomography system combines Doppler velocimetry with high spatial resolution of partially coherent optical interferometry to measure fluid flow velocity at discrete spatial locations. Noninvasive in vivo imaging of blood flow dynamics and tissue structures with high spatial resolutions of the order of 2 to 10 microns is achieved in biological systems. The backscattered interference signals derived from the interferometer may be analyzed either through power spectrum determination to obtain the position and velocity of each particle in the fluid flow sample at each pixel, or the interference spectral density may be analyzed at each frequency in the spectrum to obtain the positions and velocities of the particles in a cross-section to which the interference spectral density corresponds. The realized resolutions of optical Doppler tomography allows noninvasive in vivo imaging of both blood microcirculation and tissue structure surrounding the vessel which has significance for biomedical research and clinical applications.

  18. Large-eddy simulation of turbulent cavitating flow in a micro channel

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    Egerer, Christian P., E-mail: christian.egerer@aer.mw.tum.de; Hickel, Stefan; Schmidt, Steffen J.; Adams, Nikolaus A. [Institute of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Technische Universität München, Boltzmannstr. 15, 85748 Garching bei München (Germany)

    2014-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Large-eddy simulations (LES) of cavitating flow of a Diesel-fuel-like fluid in a generic throttle geometry are presented. Two-phase regions are modeled by a parameter-free thermodynamic equilibrium mixture model, and compressibility of the liquid and the liquid-vapor mixture is taken into account. The Adaptive Local Deconvolution Method (ALDM), adapted for cavitating flows, is employed for discretizing the convective terms of the Navier-Stokes equations for the homogeneous mixture. ALDM is a finite-volume-based implicit LES approach that merges physically motivated turbulence modeling and numerical discretization. Validation of the numerical method is performed for a cavitating turbulent mixing layer. Comparisons with experimental data of the throttle flow at two different operating conditions are presented. The LES with the employed cavitation modeling predicts relevant flow and cavitation features accurately within the uncertainty range of the experiment. The turbulence structure of the flow is further analyzed with an emphasis on the interaction between cavitation and coherent motion, and on the statistically averaged-flow evolution.

  19. Unstructured spectral element methods of simulation of turbulent flows

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    Henderson, R.D. [California Inst. of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States)] [California Inst. of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States); Karniadakis, G.E. [Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States)] [Brown Univ., Providence, RI (United States)

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we present a spectral element-Fourier algorithm for simulating incompressible turbulent flows in complex geometries using unstructured quadrilateral meshes. To this end, we compare two different interface formulations for extending the conforming spectral element method in order to allow for surgical mesh refinement and still retain spectral accuracy: the Zanolli iterative procedure and variational patching based on auxiliary {open_quotes}mortar{close_quotes} functions. We present an interpretation of the original mortar element method as a patching scheme and develop direct and iterative solution techniques that make the method efficient for simulations of turbulent flows. The properties of the new method are analyzed in detail by studying the eigenspectra of the advection and diffusion operators. We then present numerical results that illustrate the flexibility as well as the exponential convergence of the new algorithm for nonconforming discretizations. We conclude with simulation studies of the turbulent cylinder wake at Re = 1000 (external flow) and turbulent flow over riblets at Re = 3280 (internal flow). 36 refs., 29 figs., 7 tabs.

  20. Simulation of salt migrations in density dependent groundwater flow

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    Vuik, Kees

    Simulation of salt migrations in density dependent groundwater flow E.S. van Baaren Master's Thesis for the salt migration in the groundwater underneath the polders near the coast. The problem description of this thesis is to investigate the possibilities of modelling salt migrations in density dependent groundwater

  1. DENSE MULTIPHASE FLOW SIMULATION: CONTINUUM MODEL FOR POLY-DISPERSED SYSTEMS USING KINETIC THEORY

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    Moses Bogere

    2011-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

    The overall objective of the project was to verify the applicability of the FCMOM approach to the kinetic equations describing the particle flow dynamics. For monodispersed systems the fundamental equation governing the particle flow dynamics is the Boltzmann equation. During the project, the FCMOM was successfully applied to several homogeneous and in-homogeneous problems in different flow regimes, demonstrating that the FCMOM has the potential to be used to solve efficiently the Boltzmann equation. However, some relevant issues still need to be resolved, i.e. the homogeneous cooling problem (inelastic particles cases) and the transition between different regimes. In this report, the results obtained in homogeneous conditions are discussed first. Then a discussion of the validation results for in-homogeneous conditions is provided. And finally, a discussion will be provided about the transition between different regimes. Alongside the work on development of FCMOM approach studies were undertaken in order to provide insights into anisotropy or particles kinetics in riser hydrodynamics. This report includes results of studies of multiphase flow with unequal granular temperatures and analysis of momentum re-distribution in risers due to particle-particle and fluid-particle interactions. The study of multiphase flow with unequal granular temperatures entailed both simulation and experimental studies of two particles sizes in a riser and, a brief discussion of what was accomplished will be provided. And finally, a discussion of the analysis done on momentum re-distribution of gas-particles flow in risers will be provided. In particular a discussion of the remaining work needed in order to improve accuracy and predictability of riser hydrodynamics based on two-fluid models and how they can be used to model segregation in risers.

  2. Pair interaction lattice gas simulations: Flow past obstacles in two and three dimensions

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    Vogeler, A.; Wolf-Gladrow, D.A. (Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven (Germany))

    1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Apart from the FCHC (face-centered hypercube), Nasilowski's pair interaction lattice gas (PI) is the only known lattice gas automaton for three-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations. Unfortunately, the viscosity of PI is not isotropic. In order to determine the degree anisotropy, the authors derive fluid dynamic equations for the regime of compressible viscid flow. From relaxation measurements of waves propagating in various directions they compute the physically relevant dissipation coefficients and compare their results with theoretical predictions. Although PI shows a high degree of anisotropy, they define the mean value of the dissipation tensor as effective shear viscosity. Using this value of v[sub eff][sup 2D] = 0.35, two-dimensional simulations of flow past a cylinder yield drag coefficients in quantitative agreement with wind tunnel measurements over a range of Reynolds numbers of 5-50. Three-dimensional simulations of flow past a sphere yield qualitative agreement with various references. A fit of the results to a semi-empirical curve provides an effective value of v[sub eff][sup 2D] = 0.21 for a range of Reynolds numbers from 0.19 to 40. In order to check for finite-size effects, the authors measured the mean free path [lambda] and computed the Knudsen numbers. They obtained [lambda] [approx]1 lattice unit, corresponding to Kn = 0.01 (2D) and Kn = 0.1 (3D). They found no significant finite-size effects. 44 refs., 10 figs.

  3. Volume-averaged macroscopic equation for fluid flow in moving porous media

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    Wang, Liang; Guo, Zhaoli; Mi, Jianchun

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Darcy's law and the Brinkman equation are two main models used for creeping fluid flows inside moving permeable particles. For these two models, the time derivative and the nonlinear convective terms of fluid velocity are neglected in the momentum equation. In this paper, a new momentum equation including these two terms are rigorously derived from the pore-scale microscopic equations by the volume-averaging method, which can reduces to Darcy's law and the Brinkman equation under creeping flow conditions. Using the lattice Boltzmann equation method, the macroscopic equations are solved for the problem of a porous circular cylinder moving along the centerline of a channel. Galilean invariance of the equations are investigated both with the intrinsic phase averaged velocity and the phase averaged velocity. The results demonstrate that the commonly used phase averaged velocity cannot serve as the superficial velocity, while the intrinsic phase averaged velocity should be chosen for porous particulate systems.

  4. Fluid flow release regulating device, ERIP {number_sign}624: Final report

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    NONE

    1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DOE/ERIP project {number_sign}624 ``Fluid Flow Release Regulating Device`` designed, constructed, tested, and installed a rubber crest gate for regulating water levels at an impoundment such as a hydroelectric dam. A 92 foot long by 27 inch high rubber panel was installed in January 1997. Initial results were good until fabric degradation internal to the rubber caused loss of stiffness. Substitutes for the failed fabric are being tested. The project will continue after DOE participation terminates.

  5. Turbulent flow over a house in a simulated hurricane boundary layer

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    Taylor, Zachary; Gurka, Roi; Kopp, Gregory

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Every year hurricanes and other extreme wind storms cause billions of dollars in damage worldwide. For residential construction, such failures are usually associated with roofs, which see the largest aerodynamic loading. However, determining aerodynamic loads on different portions of North American houses is complicated by the lack of clear load paths and non-linear load sharing in wood frame roofs. This problem of fluid-structure interaction requires both wind tunnel testing and full-scale structural testing. A series of wind tunnel tests have been performed on a house in a simulated atmospheric boundary layer (ABL), with the resulting wind-induced pressures applied to the full-scale structure. The ABL was simulated for flow over open country terrain where both velocity and turbulence intensity profiles, as well as spectra, were matched with available full scale measurements for this type of terrain. The first set of measurements was 600 simultaneous surface pressure measurements over the entire house. A key...

  6. Numerical method for fluid flow and heat transfer in magnetohydrodynamic flow

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    Kim, C.N.; Abdou, M.A.

    1989-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new numerical algorithm was developed to provide a fully detailed flow field in liquid metal MHD flow with a relatively large Hartmann number and interaction parameter. The algorithm includes the effects of advection and diffusion, and is capable of predicting momentum and heat transfer in MHD flows. Using this algorithm, an incompressible, viscous, three-dimensional MHD flow in a square duct is investigated at a low magnetic Reynolds number by means of the finite volume method. The velocity and temperature profiles are obtained in the developing region for constant wall temperature. The result shows that large velocities are obtained near the insulating walls parallel to the magnetic field. Also, near the perfectly conducting walls perpendicular to the field, a velocity profile like a Hartmann layer is obtained. In association with the velocity profiles, Nusselt number at the insulating walls (with side layer) is seen to be larger than that at the perfectly conducting walls (with Hartmann layer).

  7. The influence of fluid flow through granitic crust: a thermo-tectonic study in and on Mont Blanc

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    Glasgow, University of

    The influence of fluid flow through granitic crust: a thermo-tectonic study in and on Mont Blanc Tim Dempster, Cristina Persano and Zoe Shipton *Tim.Dempster@ges.gla.ac.uk Granitic and gneissose within a evolving mountain zone, the metasomatic influence of fluids in granite gneiss and the resulting

  8. Effects of mesh density and flow conditioning in simulating 7-pin wire wrapped fuel pins.

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    Smith, J. G.; Babin, B. R.; Pointer, W. D.; Fischer, P. F. (Mathematics and Computer Science); ( NE); (Kansas State Univ.)

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In response to the goals outlined by the U.S. Department of Energy's Global Nuclear Energy Partnership program, Argonne National Laboratory has initiated an effort to create an integrated multi-physics multi-resolution thermal hydraulic simulation tool package for the evaluation of nuclear power plant design and safety. As part of this effort, the applicability of a variety of thermal hydraulic analysis methods for the prediction of heat transfer and fluid dynamics in the wire-wrapped fuel-rod bundles found in a fast reactor core is being evaluated. The work described herein provides an initial assessment of the capabilities of the general purpose commercial computational fluid dynamics code Star-CD for the prediction of fluid dynamic characteristics in a wire wrapped fast reactor fuel assembly. A 7-pin wire wrapped fuel rod assembly based on the dimensions of fuel elements in the concept Advanced Burner Test Reactor [1] was simulated for different mesh densities and domain configurations. A model considering a single axial span of the wire wrapped fuel assembly was initially used to assess mesh resolution effects. The influence of the inflow/outflow boundary conditions on the predicted flow fields in the single-span model were then investigated through comparisons with the central span region of models which included 3 and 5 spans. The change in grid refinement had minimal impact on the inter-channel exchange within the assembly resulting in roughly a 5 percent maximum difference. The central span of the 3-span and 5-span cases exhibits much higher velocities than the single span case,, with the largest deviation (15 to 20 percent) occurring furthest away from the wire spacer grids in the higher velocity regions. However, the differences between predicted flow fields in the 3-span and 5-span models are minimal.

  9. A hybrid fluid simulation on the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

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    Flannery, Rebecca Lynn

    2008-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 E. GPU Simulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 III METHODOLOGY : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 16 A. The Programmable GPU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 B. Computation on the GPU...) community and has since been adapted for use in computer graphics. In this method, a set of massless marker particles is used to track the position of the uid. The particles have no e ect on the motion of the uid but are used only to determine whether a...

  10. Impact of relative permeability models on fluid flow behavior for gas condensate reservoirs

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    Zapata Arango, Jose? Francisco

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 6 Integral from immiscible to miscible transition models for gas condensate relative permeability. 5 . 6 . . 8 9 . 10 . 12 . 16 . 18 . 20 . 23 CHAPTER III CASE STUDY. . . 27 3. 1 Tuning of the reservoir fluid model 3. 2 Relative... model . 5. 2. 2 Anisotropic model . 64 . 74 . 77 . 90 CHAPTER VI SUMMARY . 105 6. 1 Conclusions. . 6. 1. 1 Conclusions from the literature review and case study . . . . . . 6. 1. 2 Conclusions from the simulation study 6. 1. 3 Conclusions from...

  11. Impact of relative permeability models on fluid flow behavior for gas condensate reservoirs 

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    Zapata Arango, Jose? Francisco

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . 6 Integral from immiscible to miscible transition models for gas condensate relative permeability. 5 . 6 . . 8 9 . 10 . 12 . 16 . 18 . 20 . 23 CHAPTER III CASE STUDY. . . 27 3. 1 Tuning of the reservoir fluid model 3. 2 Relative... model . 5. 2. 2 Anisotropic model . 64 . 74 . 77 . 90 CHAPTER VI SUMMARY . 105 6. 1 Conclusions. . 6. 1. 1 Conclusions from the literature review and case study . . . . . . 6. 1. 2 Conclusions from the simulation study 6. 1. 3 Conclusions from...

  12. Simulating Natural Ventilation in and Around Buildings by Fast Fluid Mingang Jin1

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    1 Simulating Natural Ventilation in and Around Buildings by Fast Fluid Dynamics Mingang Jin1-765-496-7562 Fax: +1-765-494-0539 ABSTRACT Natural ventilation is a sustainable technology that can provide a well-built environment and also save energy. The application of natural ventilation to buildings requires a careful

  13. Simulations of Ozone Distributions in an Aircraft Cabin Using Computational Fluid1 Aakash C. Rai1

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    Simulations of Ozone Distributions in an Aircraft Cabin Using Computational Fluid1 Dynamics2 3 10 Ozone is a major pollutant of indoor air. Many studies have demonstrated the adverse health effect of11 ozone and the byproducts generated as a result of ozone-initiated reactive chemistry

  14. Improvements of Fast Fluid Dynamics for Simulating Airflow in Mingang Jin1

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    Chen, Qingyan "Yan"

    in buildings," Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, 62(6), 419-438. #12;2 density kinetic viscosity-765-494-0539 Abstract Fast Fluid Dynamics (FFD) could be potentially used for real-time indoor airflow simulations Dynamics (3D FFD).The implementation of boundary conditions at outlet was improved with local mass

  15. A simulation method for calculating the absolute entropy and free energy of fluids: Application to

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    Meirovitch, Hagai

    A simulation method for calculating the absolute entropy and free energy of fluids: Application is a general approach for calculating the absolute entropy and free energy by analyzing Boltzmann samples and the TIP3P model of water, and very good results for the free energy are obtained, as compared with results

  16. MultiFLIP for Energetic Two-Phase Fluid Simulation LANDON BOYD

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    Bridson, Robert

    MultiFLIP for Energetic Two-Phase Fluid Simulation LANDON BOYD and ROBERT BRIDSON University- ing up interesting behaviour. We present a new method which treats both air and liquid., ACM, Inc., 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 701, New York, NY 10121-0701 USA, fax +1 (212) 869-0481, or permissions

  17. Corrosion performances in simulated body fluids and cytotoxicity evaluation of Fe-based bulk metallic glasses

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    Zheng, Yufeng

    Corrosion performances in simulated body fluids and cytotoxicity evaluation of Fe-based bulk December 2011 Available online 27 December 2011 Keywords: Bulk metallic glass Corrosion Biocompatibility Electrochemical characterization Biomedical applications The aim of this work is to investigate the corrosion

  18. Precise simulation of criticality in asymmetric fluids G. Orkoulas, Michael E. Fisher, and A. Z. Panagiotopoulos

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    . Simulations of the heat capacity CV(T, ) and d2 p /dT2 , where p is the vapor pressure below Tc , suggest. INTRODUCTION Liquid-vapor and liquid-liquid phase separation and the related critical behavior in real fluids and liquid phases coexist. As Yang and Yang 2 pointed out in 1964, such a divergence is forbidden

  19. A next-generation modeling capability assesses wind turbine array fluid dynamics and aeroelastic simulations

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    A next-generation modeling capability assesses wind turbine array fluid dynamics and aeroelastic simulations Characterizing and optimizing overall performance of wind plants composed of large numbers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are coupling physical models of the atmosphere and wind

  20. Computer Simulation of Reservoir Depletion and Oil Flow from the Macondo Well Following the Deepwater

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    Computer Simulation of Reservoir Depletion and Oil Flow from the Macondo Well Following, 2010, Computer simulation of reservoir depletion and oil flow from the Macondo well following......................................................................................................................................... 7 Reservoir Depletion

  1. Numerical simulation of water flow around a rigid fishing net

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    Roger Lewandowski; Géraldine Pichot

    2006-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper is devoted to the simulation of the flow around and inside a rigid axisymmetric net. We describe first how experimental data have been obtained. We show in detail the modelization. The model is based on a Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes turbulence model penalized by a term based on the Brinkman law. At the out-boundary of the computational box, we have used a "ghost" boundary condition. We show that the corresponding variational problem has a solution. Then the numerical scheme is given and the paper finishes with numerical simulations compared with the experimental data.

  2. Large Matched-Index-of-Refraction (MIR) Flow Systems for International Collaboration In Fluid Mechanics

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    Donald M. McEligot; Stefan Becker; Hugh M. McIlroy, Jr.

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent international collaboration, INL and Uni. Erlangen have developed large MIR flow systems which can be ideal for joint graduate student education and research. The benefit of the MIR technique is that it permits optical measurements to determine flow characteristics in complex passages and around objects to be obtained without locating a disturbing transducer in the flow field and without distortion of the optical paths. The MIR technique is not new itself; others employed it earlier. The innovation of these MIR systems is their large size relative to previous experiments, yielding improved spatial and temporal resolution. This report will discuss the benefits of the technique, characteristics of the systems and some examples of their applications to complex situations. Typically their experiments have provided new fundamental understanding plus benchmark data for assessment and possible validation of computational thermal fluid dynamic codes.

  3. Simulations of ductile flow in brittle material processing

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    Luh, M.H.; Strenkowski, J.S.

    1988-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Research is continuing on the effects of thermal properties of the cutting tool and workpiece on the overall temperature distribution. Using an Eulerian finite element model, diamond and steel tools cutting aluminum have been simulated at various, speeds, and depths of cut. The relative magnitude of the thermal conductivity of the tool and the workpiece is believed to be a primary factor in the resulting temperature distribution in the workpiece. This effect is demonstrated in the change of maximum surface temperatures for diamond on aluminum vs. steel on aluminum. As a preliminary step toward the study of ductile flow in brittle materials, the relative thermal conductivities of diamond on polycarbonate is simulated. In this case, the maximum temperature shifts from the rake face of the tool to the surface of the machined workpiece, thus promoting ductile flow in the workpiece surface.

  4. Numerical Simulation of the Flow Field in 3D Eccentric Annular and 2D Centered Labyrinth Seals for Comparison with Experimental LDA Data

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    Vijaykumar, Anand

    2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    The flow field in an annular seal is simulated for synchronous circular whirl orbits with 60Hz whirl frequency and a clearance/radius ratio of 0.0154 using the Fluent Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code. Fluent's Moving Reference Frame model...

  5. A Study of mixing in computer simulated laminar flow systems 

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    McFarland, Allison Anne

    1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1984 Major Subject: Chemical Engineering A STUDY OF MIXING IN COMPUTER SIMULATED LAMINAR FLOW SYSTEMS A Thesis by ALLISON ANNE MCFARLAND Approved as to style and content by: Gary B. Tatterson (Chairman) ries J. Glover (Member) A. Ted Watson...: Dr. Gary B. Tatterson Mixing is a process that reduces nonuniformities or gradients in composition, properties, or temperature of material in bulk. It is a basic part of many chemical engineering processes, yet the theoretical understanding...

  6. GPU accelerated simulations of bluff body flows using vortex particle methods

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    Cottet, Georges-Henri

    GPU accelerated simulations of bluff body flows using vortex particle methods Diego Rossinelli in press as: D. Rossinelli et al., GPU accelerated simulations of bluff body flows using vortex particle Penalization Bluff body flows a b s t r a c t We present a GPU accelerated solver for simulations of bluff body

  7. Large-eddy simulations of turbulent flow for grid-to-rod fretting in nuclear reactors

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    Bakosi, J; Lowrie, R B; Pritchett-Sheats, L A; Nourgaliev, R R

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The grid-to-rod fretting (GTRF) problem in pressurized water reactors is a flow-induced vibration problem that results in wear and failure of the fuel rods in nuclear assemblies. In order to understand the fluid dynamics of GTRF and to build an archival database of turbulence statistics for various configurations, implicit large-eddy simulations of time-dependent single-phase turbulent flow have been performed in 3x3 and 5x5 rod bundles with a single grid spacer. To assess the computational mesh and resolution requirements, a method for quantitative assessment of unstructured meshes with no-slip walls is described. The calculations have been carried out using Hydra-TH, a thermal-hydraulics code developed at Los Alamos for the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light water reactors, a United States Department of Energy Innovation Hub. Hydra-TH uses a second-order implicit incremental projection method to solve the single-phase incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The simulations explicitly resolve the la...

  8. Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of the Bonneville Project: Tailrace Spill Patterns for Low Flows and Corner Collector Smolt Egress

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    Rakowski, Cynthia L.; Serkowski, John A.; Richmond, Marshall C.; Perkins, William A.

    2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2003, an extension of the existing ice and trash sluiceway was added at Bonneville Powerhouse 2 (B2). This extension started at the existing corner collector for the ice and trash sluiceway adjacent to Bonneville Powerhouse 2 and the new sluiceway was extended to the downstream end of Cascade Island. The sluiceway was designed to improve juvenile salmon survival by bypassing turbine passage at B2, and placing these smolt in downstream flowing water minimizing their exposure to fish and avian predators. In this study, a previously developed computational fluid dynamics model was modified and used to characterized tailrace hydraulics and sluiceway egress conditions for low total river flows and low levels of spillway flow. STAR-CD v4.10 was used for seven scenarios of low total river flow and low spill discharges. The simulation results were specifically examined to look at tailrace hydraulics at 5 ft below the tailwater elevation, and streamlines used to compare streamline pathways for streamlines originating in the corner collector outfall and adjacent to the outfall. These streamlines indicated that for all higher spill percentage cases (25% and greater) that streamlines from the corner collector did not approach the shoreline at the downstream end of Bradford Island. For the cases with much larger spill percentages, the streamlines from the corner collector were mid-channel or closer to the Washington shore as they moved downstream. Although at 25% spill at 75 kcfs total river, the total spill volume was sufficient to "cushion" the flow from the corner collector from the Bradford Island shore, areas of recirculation were modeled in the spillway tailrace. However, at the lowest flows and spill percentages, the streamlines from the B2 corner collector pass very close to the Bradford Island shore. In addition, the very flow velocity flows and large areas of recirculation greatly increase potential predator exposure of the spillway passed smolt. If there is concern for egress issues for smolt passing through the spillway, the spill pattern and volume need to be revisited.

  9. Viscous potential flow analysis of electrified miscible finitely conducting fluid through porous media

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    Obied Allah, M. H. [Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut (Egypt)

    2013-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, a viscous potential flow analysis is used to investigate capillary surface waves between two horizontal finite fluid layers. The two layers have finite conductivities and admit mass and heat transfer. A general dispersion relation is derived. The presence of finite conductivities together with the dielectric permeabilities makes the horizontal electric field play a dual role in the stability criterion. The phenomenon of negative viscosity is observed. A new growth rate parameter, depending on the kinematical viscosity of the lower fluid layer, is found and has a stabilizing effect on the unstable modes. The growth rates and neutral stability curve are given and applied to air-water interface. The effects of various parameters are discussed for the Kelvin-Helmholtz and the Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities.

  10. Preferential mode of gas invasion in sediments : grain-scale model of coupled multiphase fluid flow and sediment mechanics

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    Jain, Antone Kumar

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a discrete element model for simulating, at the grain scale, gas migration in brine-saturated deformable media. We rigorously account for the presence of two fluids in the pore space by incorporating forces on ...

  11. Visco-elastic fluid simulations of coherent structures in strongly coupled dusty plasma medium

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    Singh Dharodi, Vikram; Kumar Tiwari, Sanat; Das, Amita, E-mail: amita@ipr.res.in [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar 382428 (India)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A generalized hydrodynamic model depicting the behaviour of visco-elastic fluids has often been invoked to explore the behaviour of a strongly coupled dusty plasma medium below their crystallization limit. The model has been successful in describing the collective normal modes of the strongly coupled dusty plasma medium observed experimentally. The paper focuses on the study of nonlinear dynamical characteristic features of this model. Specifically, the evolution of coherent vorticity patches is being investigated here within the framework of this model. A comparison with Newtonian fluids and molecular dynamics simulations treating the dust species interacting through the Yukawa potential has also been presented.

  12. Multiphase Fluid Flow in Deformable Variable-Aperture Fractures - Final Report

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    Detwiler, Russell

    2014-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Fractures provide flow paths that can potentially lead to fast migration of fluids or contaminants. A number of energy-­?related applications involve fluid injections that significantly perturb both the pressures and chemical composition of subsurface fluids. These perturbations can cause both mechanical deformation and chemical alteration of host rocks with potential for significant changes in permeability. In fractured rock subjected to coupled chemical and mechanical stresses, it can be difficult to predict the sign of permeability changes, let alone the magnitude. This project integrated experimental and computational studies to improve mechanistic understanding of these coupled processes and develop and test predictive models and monitoring techniques. The project involved three major components: (1) study of two-­?phase flow processes involving mass transfer between phases and dissolution of minerals along fracture surfaces (Detwiler et al., 2009; Detwiler, 2010); (2) study of fracture dissolution in fractures subjected to normal stresses using experimental techniques (Ameli, et al., 2013; Elkhoury et al., 2013; Elkhoury et al., 2014) and newly developed computational models (Ameli, et al., 2014); (3) evaluation of electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) as a method to detect and quantify gas leakage through a fractured caprock (Breen et al., 2012; Lochbuhler et al., 2014). The project provided support for one PhD student (Dr. Pasha Ameli; 2009-­?2013) and partially supported a post-­?doctoral scholar (Dr. Jean Elkhoury; 2010-­?2013). In addition, the project provided supplemental funding to support collaboration with Dr. Charles Carrigan at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in connection with (3) and supported one MS student (Stephen Breen; 2011-­?2013). Major results from each component of the project include the following: (1) Mineral dissolution in fractures occupied by two fluid phases (e.g., oil-­?water or water-­?CO{sub 2}) causes changes in local capillary forces and redistribution of fluids. These coupled processes enhance channel formation and the potential for development of fast flow paths through fractures. (2) Dissolution in fractures subjected to normal stress can result in behaviors ranging from development of dissolution channels and rapid permeability increases to fracture healing and significant permeability decreases. The timescales associated with advective transport of dissolved ions in the fracture, mineral dissolution rates, and diffusion within the adjacent porous matrix dictate the sign and magnitude of the resulting permeability changes. Furthermore, a high-­? resolution mechanistic model that couples elastic deformation of contacts and aperture-­?dependent dissolution rates predicts the range of observed behaviors reasonably well. (3) ERT has potential as a tool for monitoring gas leakage in deep formations. Using probabilistic inversion methods further enhances the results by providing uncertainty estimates of inverted parameters.

  13. Determination of Transport Properties From Flowing Fluid Temperature LoggingIn Unsaturated Fractured Rocks: Theory And Semi-Analytical Solution

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    Mukhopadhyay, Sumit; Tsang, Yvonne W.

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Flowing fluid temperature logging (FFTL) has been recently proposed as a method to locate flowing fractures. We argue that FFTL, backed up by data from high-precision distributed temperature sensors, can be a useful tool in locating flowing fractures and in estimating the transport properties of unsaturated fractured rocks. We have developed the theoretical background needed to analyze data from FFTL. In this paper, we present a simplified conceptualization of FFTL in unsaturated fractured rock, and develop a semianalytical solution for spatial and temporal variations of pressure and temperature inside a borehole in response to an applied perturbation (pumping of air from the borehole). We compare the semi-analytical solution with predictions from the TOUGH2 numerical simulator. Based on the semi-analytical solution, we propose a method to estimate the permeability of the fracture continuum surrounding the borehole. Using this proposed method, we estimated the effective fracture continuum permeability of the unsaturated rock hosting the Drift Scale Test (DST) at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Our estimate compares well with previous independent estimates for fracture permeability of the DST host rock. The conceptual model of FFTL presented in this paper is based on the assumptions of single-phase flow, convection-only heat transfer, and negligible change in system state of the rock formation. In a sequel paper [Mukhopadhyay et al., 2008], we extend the conceptual model to evaluate some of these assumptions. We also perform inverse modeling of FFTL data to estimate, in addition to permeability, other transport parameters (such as porosity and thermal conductivity) of unsaturated fractured rocks.

  14. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 94, No. 5, pp. 18171830, October 2004 Faulting Induced by Forced Fluid Injection and Fluid Flow Forced by

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    is a technique used to image the volume of rock stimulated by hydraulic fracturing (Al- bright and Pearson, 1982. The method has been applied in devel- oping hot dry rock reservoirs (e.g., Pine and Batchelor, 1984; House al., 2003). Beyond mapping gross structure and fluid-flow paths, rela- tive source location

  15. Coarse-grained simulations of vortex dynamics and transition in complex high-Re flows

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    Grinstein, Fernando F [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2011-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Turbulent flow complexity in applications in engineering, geophysics and astrophysics typically requires achieving accurate and dependable large scale predictions of highly nonlinear processes with under-resolved computer simulation models. Laboratory observations typically demonstrate the end outcome of complex non-linear three-dimensional physical processes with many unexplained details and mechanisms. Carefully controlled computational experiments based on the numerical solution of the conservation equations for mass, momentum, and energy, provide insights into the underlying flow dynamics. Relevant computational fluid dynamics issues to be addressed relate to the modeling of the unresolved tlow conditions at the subgrid scale (SGS) level - within a computational cell, and at the supergrid (SPG) scale - at initialization and beyond computational boundaries. SGS and SPG information must be prescribed for closure of the equations solved numerically. SGS models appear explicitly or implicitly as additional source tenns in the modified flow equations solved by the numerical solutions being calculated, while SPG models provide the necessary set of initial and boundary conditions that must be prescribed to ensure unique well-posed solutions. From this perspective, it is clear that the simulation process is inherently determined by the SGS and SPG information prescription process. On the other hand, observables in laboratory experiments are always characterized by the finite scales of the instrumental resolution of measuring/visualizing devices, and subject as well to SPG issues. It is thus important to recognize the inherently intrusive nature of observations based on numerical or laboratory experiments. Ultimately, verification and validation (V & V) frameworks and appropriate metrics for the specific problems at hand are needed to establish predictability of the simulation model. Direct numerical simulation (DNS) - resolving all relevant space/time scales, is prohibitively expensive in the foreseeable future for most practical flows of interest at moderate-to-high Reynolds number (Re). On the other end of the simulation spectrum are the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) approaches - which model the turbulent effects. In the coarsegrained large eddy simulation (LES) strategies, the large energy containing structures are resolved, the smaller structures are filtered out, and unresolved SGS effects are modeled. By necessity - rather than choice, LES effectively becomes the intermediate approach between DNS and RANS. Extensive work has demonstrated that predictive simulations of turbulent velocity fields are possible using a particular LES denoted implicit LES (ILES), using the class of nonoscillatory finite-volume (NFV) numerical algorithms. Use of the modified equation as framework for theoretical analysis, demonstrates that leading truncation tenns associated with NFV methods provide implicit SGS models of mixed anisotropic type and regularized motion of discrete observables. Tests in fundamental applications ranging from canonical to very complex flows indicate that ILES is competitive with conventional LES in the LES realm proper - flows driven by large scale features. High-Re flows are vortex dominated and governed by short convective timescales compared to those of diffusion, and kinematically characterized at the smallest scales by slender worm vortices with insignificant internal structure. This motivates nominally inviscid ILES methods capable of capturing the high-Re dissipation dynamics and of handling vortices as shocks in shock capturing schemes. Depending on flow regimes, initial conditions, and resolution, additional modeling may be needed to emulate SGS driven physics, such as backscatter, chemical reaction, material mixing, and near-wall flow-dynamics - where typically-intertwined SGS/SPG issues need to be addressed. A major research focus is recognizing when additional explicit models and/or numerical treatments are needed and ensuring that mixed explicit and implicit SGS models can effectively act in

  16. The flow and heat transfer in a viscous fluid over an unsteady stretching surface

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    Ene, Remus-Daniel; Marinca, Bogdan

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In this paper we have studied the flow and heat transfer in a viscous fluid by a horizontal sheet. The stretching rate and temperature of the sheet vary with time. The governing equations for momentum and thermal energy are reduced to ordinary differential equations by means of similarity transformation. These equations are solved approximately by means of the Optimal Homotopy Asymptotic Method (OHAM) which provides us with a convenient way to control the convergence of approximation solutions and adjust convergence rigorous when necessary. Some examples are given and the results obtained reveal that the proposed method is effective and easy to use.

  17. A photographic study of fluid flow theory for two-dimensional laminar flow around solid bodies

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    Lee, Wen Ho

    1966-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Table 2. Mater Table, a Bottom View 3. A Top View of Water Table 4. A View of the Mhole Equipment 5. Dimensions of the Mater Table 6. Copper Tank and Rubber Bodies 7. Diagram oi' Stream Velocity H. Diagram of Stream Function 9. Diagram of grad P... 22. Source with Strength 0 = 5 in /min 3 23. Source with Strength Q - 10 in /min 24. The Streamlines of' Figure 22 25. The StreamC. ines of' Figure 23 26. Rectilinear Flow with U 0. 08 f't/sec around an 25 26 26 27 27 28 Airfoil with Angle...

  18. Molecular modelling and simulation of the surface tension of real quadrupolar fluids

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    Stephan Werth; Katrin Stöbener; Peter Klein; Karl-Heinz Küfer; Martin Horsch; Hans Hasse

    2014-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    Molecular modelling and simulation of the surface tension of fluids with force fields is discussed. 29 real fluids are studied, including nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, ethane, ethylene, acetylene, propyne, propylene, propadiene, carbon disulfide, sulfur hexafluoride, and many refrigerants. The fluids are represented by two-centre Lennard-Jones plus point quadrupole models from the literature. These models were adjusted only to experimental data of the vapour pressure and saturated liquid density so that the results for the surface tension are predictions. The deviations between the predictions and experimental data for the surface tension are of the order of 20 percent. The surface tension is usually overestimated by the models. For further improvements, data on the surface tension can be included in the model development. A suitable strategy for this is multi-criteria optimization based on Pareto sets. This is demonstrated using the model for carbon dioxide as an example.

  19. Imaging Fluid Flow in Geothermal Wells Using Distributed Thermal Perturbation Sensing

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    Freifeld, B.; Finsterle, S.

    2010-12-10T23:59:59.000Z

    The objective of Task 2 is to develop a numerical method for the efficient and accurate analysis of distributed thermal perturbation sensing (DTPS) data for (1) imaging flow profiles and (2) in situ determination of thermal conductivities and heat fluxes. Numerical forward and inverse modeling is employed to: (1) Examine heat and fluid flow processes near a geothermal well under heating and cooling conditions; (2) Demonstrate ability to interpret DTPS thermal profiles with acceptable estimation uncertainty using inverse modeling of synthetic temperature data; and (3) Develop template model and analysis procedure for the inversion of temperature data collected during a thermal perturbation test using fiber-optic distributed temperature sensors. This status report summarizes initial model developments and analyses.

  20. Fuel cell assembly fluid flow plate having conductive fibers and rigidizing material therein

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    Walsh, Michael M. (Fairfield, CT)

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A fluid flow plate is preferably formed with three initial sections, for instance, two layers of conductive (e.g., metal) fibers and a barrier material (e.g., metal foil) which is interposed between the two layers. For example, sintering of these three sections can provide electrical path(s) between outer faces of the two layers. Then, the sintered sections can be, for instance, placed in a mold for forming of flow channel(s) into one or more of the outer faces. Next, rigidizing material (e.g., resin) can be injected into the mold, for example, to fill and/or seal space(s) about a conductive matrix of the electrical path(s). Preferably, abrading of surface(s) of the outer face(s) serves to expose electrical contact(s) to the electrical path(s).

  1. Simulation of conjugate driven cavity flow using a Chebyshev-Multidomain method

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    Huckaby, E.D.; Catton, I.

    1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The driven cavity problem with a temperature gradient is solved as a conjugate problem and compared with the nonconjugate case. Solid-fluid interface conditions are developed for the Chebyshev-Multidomain method which is used to simulate the coupled system. Steady-state solutions are examined at M = 0.3 for a square-cavity at Re = 350 and Re = 3,200 and for a cylindrical cavity at Re = 350. The results show that there are at least slight conjugate effects under most conditions but these effects are generally confined to the solution of the temperature distribution. Transient solutions at Re = 10{sup 4} show effects on the velocity field due to the chaotic nature of the flow.

  2. Analysis of turbulent transport and mixing in transitional Rayleigh/Taylor unstable flow using direct numerical simulation data

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    Schilling, Oleg; Mueschke, Nicholas J.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Data from a 1152X760X1280 direct numerical simulation (DNS) of a transitional Rayleigh-Taylor mixing layer modeled after a small Atwood number water channel experiment is used to comprehensively investigate the structure of mean and turbulent transport and mixing. The simulation had physical parameters and initial conditions approximating those in the experiment. The budgets of the mean vertical momentum, heavy-fluid mass fraction, turbulent kinetic energy, turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate, heavy-fluid mass fraction variance, and heavy-fluid mass fraction variance dissipation rate equations are constructed using Reynolds averaging applied to the DNS data. The relative importance of mean and turbulent production, turbulent dissipationmore »and destruction, and turbulent transport are investigated as a function of Reynolds number and across the mixing layer to provide insight into the flow dynamics not presently available from experiments. The analysis of the budgets supports the assumption for small Atwood number, Rayleigh/Taylor driven flows that the principal transport mechanisms are buoyancy production, turbulent production, turbulent dissipation, and turbulent diffusion (shear and mean field production are negligible). As the Reynolds number increases, the turbulent production in the turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate equation becomes the dominant production term, while the buoyancy production plateaus. Distinctions between momentum and scalar transport are also noted, where the turbulent kinetic energy and its dissipation rate both grow in time and are peaked near the center plane of the mixing layer, while the heavy-fluid mass fraction variance and its dissipation rate initially grow and then begin to decrease as mixing progresses and reduces density fluctuations. All terms in the transport equations generally grow or decay, with no qualitative change in their profile, except for the pressure flux contribution to the total turbulent kinetic energy flux, which changes sign early in time (a countergradient effect). The production-to-dissipation ratios corresponding to the turbulent kinetic energy and heavy-fluid mass fraction variance are large and vary strongly at small evolution times, decrease with time, and nearly asymptote as the flow enters a self-similar regime. The late-time turbulent kinetic energy production-to-dissipation ratio is larger than observed in shear-driven turbulent flows. The order of magnitude estimates of the terms in the transport equations are shown to be consistent with the DNS at late-time, and also confirms both the dominant terms and their evolutionary behavior. These results are useful for identifying the dynamically important terms requiring closure, and assessing the accuracy of the predictions of Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes and large-eddy simulation models of turbulent transport and mixing in transitional Rayleigh-Taylor instability-generated flow.« less

  3. Analysis of turbulent transport and mixing in transitional Rayleigh/Taylor unstable flow using direct numerical simulation data

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    Schilling, Oleg [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Mueschke, Nicholas J. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Data from a 1152X760X1280 direct numerical simulation (DNS) of a transitional Rayleigh-Taylor mixing layer modeled after a small Atwood number water channel experiment is used to comprehensively investigate the structure of mean and turbulent transport and mixing. The simulation had physical parameters and initial conditions approximating those in the experiment. The budgets of the mean vertical momentum, heavy-fluid mass fraction, turbulent kinetic energy, turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate, heavy-fluid mass fraction variance, and heavy-fluid mass fraction variance dissipation rate equations are constructed using Reynolds averaging applied to the DNS data. The relative importance of mean and turbulent production, turbulent dissipation and destruction, and turbulent transport are investigated as a function of Reynolds number and across the mixing layer to provide insight into the flow dynamics not presently available from experiments. The analysis of the budgets supports the assumption for small Atwood number, Rayleigh/Taylor driven flows that the principal transport mechanisms are buoyancy production, turbulent production, turbulent dissipation, and turbulent diffusion (shear and mean field production are negligible). As the Reynolds number increases, the turbulent production in the turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate equation becomes the dominant production term, while the buoyancy production plateaus. Distinctions between momentum and scalar transport are also noted, where the turbulent kinetic energy and its dissipation rate both grow in time and are peaked near the center plane of the mixing layer, while the heavy-fluid mass fraction variance and its dissipation rate initially grow and then begin to decrease as mixing progresses and reduces density fluctuations. All terms in the transport equations generally grow or decay, with no qualitative change in their profile, except for the pressure flux contribution to the total turbulent kinetic energy flux, which changes sign early in time (a countergradient effect). The production-to-dissipation ratios corresponding to the turbulent kinetic energy and heavy-fluid mass fraction variance are large and vary strongly at small evolution times, decrease with time, and nearly asymptote as the flow enters a self-similar regime. The late-time turbulent kinetic energy production-to-dissipation ratio is larger than observed in shear-driven turbulent flows. The order of magnitude estimates of the terms in the transport equations are shown to be consistent with the DNS at late-time, and also confirms both the dominant terms and their evolutionary behavior. These results are useful for identifying the dynamically important terms requiring closure, and assessing the accuracy of the predictions of Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes and large-eddy simulation models of turbulent transport and mixing in transitional Rayleigh-Taylor instability-generated flow.

  4. Development of modifications to the material point method for the simulation of thin membranes, compressible fluids, and their interactions

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    York, A.R. II [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Engineering and Process Dept.] [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Engineering and Process Dept.

    1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The material point method (MPM) is an evolution of the particle in cell method where Lagrangian particles or material points are used to discretize the volume of a material. The particles carry properties such as mass, velocity, stress, and strain and move through a Eulerian or spatial mesh. The momentum equation is solved on the Eulerian mesh. Modifications to the material point method are developed that allow the simulation of thin membranes, compressible fluids, and their dynamic interactions. A single layer of material points through the thickness is used to represent a membrane. The constitutive equation for the membrane is applied in the local coordinate system of each material point. Validation problems are presented and numerical convergence is demonstrated. Fluid simulation is achieved by implementing a constitutive equation for a compressible, viscous, Newtonian fluid and by solution of the energy equation. The fluid formulation is validated by simulating a traveling shock wave in a compressible fluid. Interactions of the fluid and membrane are handled naturally with the method. The fluid and membrane communicate through the Eulerian grid on which forces are calculated due to the fluid and membrane stress states. Validation problems include simulating a projectile impacting an inflated airbag. In some impact simulations with the MPM, bodies may tend to stick together when separating. Several algorithms are proposed and tested that allow bodies to separate from each other after impact. In addition, several methods are investigated to determine the local coordinate system of a membrane material point without relying upon connectivity data.

  5. On the terminal velocity of sedimenting particles in a flowing fluid

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    Marco Martins Afonso

    2008-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The influence of an underlying carrier flow on the terminal velocity of sedimenting particles is investigated both analytically and numerically. Our theoretical framework works for a general class of (laminar or turbulent) velocity fields and, by means of an ordinary perturbation expansion at small Stokes number, leads to closed partial differential equations (PDE) whose solutions contain all relevant information on the sedimentation process. The set of PDE's are solved by means of direct numerical simulations for a class of 2D cellular flows (static and time dependent) and the resulting phenomenology is analysed and discussed.

  6. High-heat-flux removal by phase-change fluid and particulate flow

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    Gorbis, Z.R.; Raffray, A.R.; Abdou, M.A. (Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States))

    1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A new concept based on particulate flow in which either or both the particulates and the fluid could undergo phase changes is proposed. The presence of particulates provides not only a mechanism for additional heat removal through phase change but also the potential for increasing the rate of heat transfer by enhancing convection through surface region/bulk [open quotes]mixing[close quotes], by enhancing radiation, particularly for high-temperature cases; and for the case of multiphase fluid, by enhancing the boiling process. One particularly interesting coolant system based on this concept is [open quotes]subcooled boiling water-ice particulate[close quotes] flow. A preliminary analysis of this coolant system is presented, the results of which indicate that such a coolant system is better applied for cooling of relatively small surface areas with high local heat fluxes, where a conventional cooling system would come short of providing the required heat removal at acceptable coolant pressure levels. 14 refs., 8 figs.

  7. Computer simulation of effective viscosity of fluid-proppant mixture used in hydraulic fracturing

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    Kuzkin, Vitaly A; Linkov, Aleksandr M

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The paper presents results of numerical experiments performed to evaluate the effective viscosity of a fluid-proppant mixture, used in hydraulic fracturing. The results, obtained by two complimenting methods (the particle dynamics and the smoothed particle hydrodynamics), coincide to the accuracy of standard deviation. They provide an analytical equation for the dependence of effective viscosity on the proppant concentration, needed for numerical simulation of the hydraulic fracture propagation.

  8. Supplemental Simulation Case Studies of Dynamic Evaporator Modeling Paradigms with Variable Fluid Phases 

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    Rodriguez, E.; Rasmussen, B.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1Supplemental Simulation Case Studies of Dynamic Evaporator Modeling Paradigms with Variable Fluid Phases Erik Rodriguez1, Bryan Rasmussen2 The purpose of this document is to present a multitude of case studies comparing evaporator modeling... which uses two-phase region density to trigger mass conservative switching. Nine case studies are performed through a combination of three different refrigerants, three different physical system parameters, and three different operating conditions...

  9. Simulation of High Density Pedestrian Flow: Microscopic Model

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    Dridi, Mohamed H

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In recent years modelling crowd and evacuation dynamics has become very important, with increasing huge numbers of people gathering around the world for many reasons and events. The fact that our global population grows dramatically every year and the current public transport systems are able to transport large amounts of people, heightens the risk of crowd panic or crush. Pedestrian models are based on macroscopic or microscopic behaviour. In this paper, we are interested in developing models that can be used for evacuation control strategies. This model will be based on microscopic pedestrian simulation models, and its evolution and design requires a lot of information and data. The people stream will be simulated, based on mathematical models derived from empirical data about pedestrian flows. This model is developed from image data bases, so called empirical data, taken from a video camera or data obtained using human detectors. We consider the individuals as autonomous particles interacting through socia...

  10. Numerical schemes for dynamically orthogonal equations of stochastic fluid and ocean flows

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    Ueckermann, M.P., E-mail: mpuecker@mit.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Lermusiaux, P.F.J., E-mail: pierrel@mit.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States); Sapsis, T.P., E-mail: sapsis@mit.edu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Mass. Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 (United States)

    2013-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The quantification of uncertainties is critical when systems are nonlinear and have uncertain terms in their governing equations or are constrained by limited knowledge of initial and boundary conditions. Such situations are common in multiscale, intermittent and non-homogeneous fluid and ocean flows. The dynamically orthogonal (DO) field equations provide an adaptive methodology to predict the probability density functions of such flows. The present work derives efficient computational schemes for the DO methodology applied to unsteady stochastic Navier-Stokes and Boussinesq equations, and illustrates and studies the numerical aspects of these schemes. Semi-implicit projection methods are developed for the mean and for the DO modes, and time-marching schemes of first to fourth order are used for the stochastic coefficients. Conservative second-order finite-volumes are employed in physical space with new advection schemes based on total variation diminishing methods. Other results include: (i) the definition of pseudo-stochastic pressures to obtain a number of pressure equations that is linear in the subspace size instead of quadratic; (ii) symmetric advection schemes for the stochastic velocities; (iii) the use of generalized inversion to deal with singular subspace covariances or deterministic modes; and (iv) schemes to maintain orthonormal modes at the numerical level. To verify our implementation and study the properties of our schemes and their variations, a set of stochastic flow benchmarks are defined including asymmetric Dirac and symmetric lock-exchange flows, lid-driven cavity flows, and flows past objects in a confined channel. Different Reynolds number and Grashof number regimes are employed to illustrate robustness. Optimal convergence under both time and space refinements is shown as well as the convergence of the probability density functions with the number of stochastic realizations.

  11. On the validity of drift-reduced fluid models for tokamak plasma simulation

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    Leddy, Jarrod; Romanelli, Michele

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Drift-reduced plasma fluid models are commonly used in plasma physics for analytics and simulations; however, the validity of such models must be veri?ed for the regions of parameter space in which tokamak plasmas exist. By looking at the linear behaviour of drift-reduced and full-velocity models one can determine that the physics lost through the simplification that the drift-reduction provides is important in the core region of the tokamak. It is more acceptable for the edge-region but one must determine speci?cally for a given simulation if such a model is appropriate.

  12. Adapting SAFT-? perturbation theory to site-based molecular dynamics simulation. I. Homogeneous fluids

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    Ghobadi, Ahmadreza F.; Elliott, J. Richard, E-mail: elliot1@uakron.edu [Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325 (United States)

    2013-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, we aim to develop a version of the Statistical Associating Fluid Theory (SAFT)-? equation of state (EOS) that is compatible with united-atom force fields, rather than experimental data. We rely on the accuracy of the force fields to provide the relation to experimental data. Although, our objective is a transferable theory of interfacial properties for soft and fused heteronuclear chains, we first clarify the details of the SAFT-? approach in terms of site-based simulations for homogeneous fluids. We show that a direct comparison of Helmholtz free energy to molecular simulation, in the framework of a third order Weeks-Chandler-Andersen perturbation theory, leads to an EOS that takes force field parameters as input and reproduces simulation results for Vapor-Liquid Equilibria (VLE) calculations. For example, saturated liquid density and vapor pressure of n-alkanes ranging from methane to dodecane deviate from those of the Transferable Potential for Phase Equilibria (TraPPE) force field by about 0.8% and 4%, respectively. Similar agreement between simulation and theory is obtained for critical properties and second virial coefficient. The EOS also reproduces simulation data of mixtures with about 5% deviation in bubble point pressure. Extension to inhomogeneous systems and united-atom site types beyond those used in description of n-alkanes will be addressed in succeeding papers.

  13. Proceedings: Joint DOE/NSF Workshop on flow of particulates and fluids

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    Not Available

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    These proceedings are the result of the Fifth DOR-NSF Workshop on fundamental research in the area of particulate two-phase flow and granular flow. The present collection of twenty contributions from universities and national laboratories is based on research projects sponsored by either the Department of Energy or the National Science Foundation. These papers illustrate some of the latest advances in theory, simulations, and experiments. The papers from the Workshop held September 29--October 1, 1993 have been separated into three basic areas: experiments, theory, and numerical simulations. A list of attendees at the workshop is included at the end of the proceedings. Selected papers have been indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  14. Ultrarelativistic fluid dynamics

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    David W. Neilsen; Matthew W. Choptuik

    1999-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    This is the first of two papers examining the critical collapse of spherically symmetric perfect fluids with the equation of state P = (Gamma -1)rho. Here we present the equations of motion and describe a computer code capable of simulating the extremely relativistic flows encountered in critical solutions for Gamma <= 2. The fluid equations are solved using a high-resolution shock-capturing scheme based on a linearized Riemann solver.

  15. Preliminary Analysis of Grande Ronde Basalt Formation Flow Top Transmissivity as it Relates to Assessment and Site Selection Applications for Fluid/Energy Storage and Sequestration Projects

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    Spane, Frank A.

    2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Preliminary Analysis of Grande Ronde Basalt Formation Flow Top Transmissivity as it Relates to Assessment and Site Selection Applications for Fluid/Energy Storage and Sequestration Projects

  16. Large-eddy simulation of swirling particle-laden flows in a coaxial-jet combustor

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    Apte, Sourabh V.

    Large-eddy simulation of swirling particle-laden flows in a coaxial-jet combustor S.V. Apte a,* , K 2003 Abstract Large-eddy simulation (LES) of particle-laden, swirling flow in a coaxial-jet combustor;cyclone combustors, and biomass gasifiers (Lefebvre, 1989). The physics of such flows is extremely complex

  17. LATEX TikZposter Simulation of two-phase flow for

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    Ábrahám, Erika

    below). Sunlight Fresnel Solar collector · Absorber tube (two-phase flow) · Secondary reflector · SolarLATEX TikZposter Simulation of two-phase flow for direct steam-generating solar thermal power Aachen University Simulation of two-phase flow for direct steam-generating solar thermal power plants

  18. Some questions regarding the understanding and prediction of turbulent flow

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    Heinz, Stefan

    more com- petitive industrial processes involving fluid flows. Internal combustion engine, energy predictions: the computational costs of such direct numerical simulation (DNS) do not allow applications

  19. U-Sr isotopic speedometer: Fluid flow and chemical weatheringrates inaquifers

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    Maher, Kate; DePaolo, Donald J.; Christensen, John N.

    2005-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Both chemical weathering rates and fluid flow are difficultto measure in natural systems. However, these parameters are critical forunderstanding the hydrochemical evolution of aquifers, predicting thefate and transport of contaminants, and for water resources/water qualityconsiderations. 87Sr/86Sr and (234U/238U) activity ratios are sensitiveindicators of water-rock interaction, and thus provide a means ofquantifying both flow and reactivity. The 87Sr/86Sr values in groundwaters are controlled by the ratio of the dissolution rate to the flowrate. Similarly, the (234U/238U) ratio of natural ground waters is abalance between the flow rate and the dissolution of solids, andalpha-recoil loss of 234U from the solids. By coupling these two isotopesystems it is possible to constrain both the long-term (ca. 100's to1000's of years) flow rate and bulk dissolution rate along the flow path.Previous estimates of the ratio of the dissolution rate to theinfiltration flux from Sr isotopes (87Sr/86Sr) are combined with a modelfor (234U/238U) to constrain the infiltration flux and dissolution ratefor a 70-m deep vadose zone core from Hanford, Washington. The coupledmodel for both (234U/238U) ratios and the 87Sr/86Sr data suggests aninfiltration flux of 5+-2 mm/yr, and bulk silicate dissolution ratesbetween 10-15.7 and 10-16.5 mol/m2/s. The process of alpha-recoilenrichment, while primarily responsible for the observed variation in(234U/238U) of natural systems, is difficult to quantify. However, therate of this process in natural systems affects the interpretation ofmost U-series data. Models for quantifying the alpha-recoil loss fractionbased on geometric predictions, surface area constraints, and chemicalmethods are also presented. The agreement between the chemical andtheoretical methods, such as direct measurement of (234U/238U) of thesmall grain size fraction and geometric calculations for that sizefraction, is quite good.

  20. An energy preserving formulation for the simulation of multiphase turbulent flows.

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    Fuster, Daniel

    An energy preserving formulation for the simulation of multiphase turbulent flows. Abstract In this manuscript we propose an energy preserving formulation for the simulation of multiphase flows. The new jumps across the interface including surface tension effects. 1 Introduction Nowadays the simulation

  1. Axisymmetric simulations of libration-driven fluid dynamics in a spherical shell geometry

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    . The simulations show that the zonal flow is driven by nonlinearities in the Ekman boundary layer; it is not driven­Görtler vortices form near the outer librating boundary, in agreement with the previous laboratory experiments characterize the oscillatory motion of a librating body by a single angular libration frequency, L=2 /PL, where

  2. Hydrodynamical adaptive mesh refinement simulations of turbulent flows - II. Cosmological simulations of galaxy clusters

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    L. Iapichino; J. C. Niemeyer

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The development of turbulent gas flows in the intra-cluster medium and in the core of a galaxy cluster is studied by means of adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) cosmological simulations. A series of six runs was performed, employing identical simulation parameters but different criteria for triggering the mesh refinement. In particular, two different AMR strategies were followed, based on the regional variability of control variables of the flow and on the overdensity of subclumps, respectively. We show that both approaches, albeit with different results, are useful to get an improved resolution of the turbulent flow in the ICM. The vorticity is used as a diagnostic for turbulence, showing that the turbulent flow is not highly volume-filling but has a large area-covering factor, in agreement with previous theoretical expectations. The measured turbulent velocity in the cluster core is larger than 200 km/s, and the level of turbulent pressure contribution to the cluster hydrostatic equilibrium is increased by using the improved AMR criteria.

  3. Simulation of fluid displacement in porous media - improved methods to minimize numerical dispersion and grid orientation effects

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    Laprea-Bigott, Marcelo

    1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    SIMULATION OF FLUID DISPLACEMENT IN POROUS MEDIA ? IMPROVED METHODS TO MINIMIZE NUMERICAL DISPERSION AND GRID ORIENTATION EFFECTS A Thesis by MARCELO LAPREA-BIGOTT Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A8M University in partial... fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1976 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering SIMULATION OF FLUID DISPLACEMENT IN POROUS MEDIA - IMPROVED METHODS TO MINIMIZE NUMERICAL DISPERSION AND GRID ORIENTATION EFFECTS A...

  4. Conductive and convective heat transfer in fluid flows between differentially heated and rotating cylinders

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    Lopez, Jose M; Avila, Marc

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The flow of fluid confined between a heated rotating cylinder and a cooled stationary cylinder is a canonical experiment for the study of heat transfer in engineering. The theoretical treatment of this system is greatly simplified if the cylinders are assumed to be of infinite length or periodic in the axial direction, in which cases heat transfer occurs only through conduction as in a solid. We here investigate numerically heat transfer and the onset of turbulence in such flows by using both periodic and no-slip boundary conditions in the axial direction. We obtain a simple linear criterion that determines whether the infinite-cylinder assumption can be employed. The curvature of the cylinders enters this linear relationship through the slope and additive constant. For a given length-to-gap aspect ratio there is a critical Rayleigh number beyond which the laminar flow in the finite system is convective and so the behaviour is entirely different from the periodic case. The criterion does not depend on the Pra...

  5. Measurement of fluid-flow-velocity profile in turbid media by the use of optical Doppler tomography

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    Wang, Xiao-Jun; Milner, T.E.; Chen, Zhongping; Nelson, J.S. [Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, California 92715 (United States)]|[Department of Physics, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia 30460 (United States)

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Optical Doppler tomography is demonstrated to be a simple, accurate, and noncontact method for measuring the fluid velocity of laminar flow in small-diameter ({approximately}0.5-mm) ducts. Studies are described that utilize circular (square) plastic (glass) ducts infused with a moving suspension of polymer micro-spheres in air and buried in an optically turbid medium. The measurement of Doppler-shifted frequencies of backscattered light from moving microspheres is used to construct a high-resolution spatial profile of fluid-flow velocity in the ducts. {copyright} 1997 Optical Society of America

  6. Numerical simulations of the Macondo well blowout reveal strong control of oil flow by reservoir permeability and exsolution of gas

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    Oldenburg, C.M.

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for estimates of the oil and gas flow rate from the Macondoteam and carried out oil and gas flow simulations using theoil-gas system. The flow of oil and gas was simulated using

  7. Experimental investigation of mixing in a stratified fluid due to diffusion-driven flows in a loosely-packed particle layer

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    Etheridge, William B. (William Bruce)

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An experimental study was undertaken to investigate if a loosely-packed particle layer can induce mixing due to diffusion-driven Phillips-Wunsch boundary flows in a quiescent stratified fluid. Diffusion-driven flows can ...

  8. Automation cueing modulates cerebral blood flow and vigilance in a simulated air traffic control task

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    Parasuraman, Raja

    Automation cueing modulates cerebral blood flow and vigilance in a simulated air traffic control: Automation; vigilance; cerebral blood flow; mental workload; attentional resources. Automation cueing operator, depending on automation reliability. To assess these effects, transcranial Doppler sonography

  9. An unstructured finite volume simulator for multiphase flow through fractured-porous media

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    Bajaj, Reena

    2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Modeling of multiphase flow in fractured media plays an integral role in management and performance prediction of oil and gas reserves. Geological characterization and nmultiphase flow simulations in fractured media are ...

  10. Numerical simulation of flow distribution for pebble bed high temperature gas cooled reactors

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    Yesilyurt, Gokhan

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    ?....................................................................................26 V CFD MODELLING ...................................................................................28 V.1 Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) ..........................................28 V.2 The History.... Hassan The premise of the work presented here is to use a common analytical tool, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), along with different turbulence models. Eddy viscosity models as well as state-of-the-art Large Eddy Simulation (LES) were...

  11. European Journal of Mechanics B/Fluids 25 (2006) 9871007 Wave propagation in a fluid flowing through

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    Pontrelli, Giuseppe

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    oscillatory flow has been considered in many studies. This work was initiated by Lyne [5] who used boundary-layer

  12. MINET: transient analysis of fluid-flow and heat-transfer networks

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    Van Tuyle, G.J.; Guppy, J.G.; Nepsee, T.C.

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MINET, a computer code developed for the steady-state and transient analysis of fluid-flow and heat-transfer networks, is described. The code is based on a momentum integral network method, which offers significant computational advantages in the analysis of large systems, such as the balance of plant in a power-generating facility. An application is discussed in which MINET is coupled to the Super System Code (SSC), an advanced generic code for the transient analysis of loop- or pool-type LMFBR systems. In this application, the ability of the Clinch River Breeder Reactor Plant to operate in a natural circulation mode following an assumed loss of all electric power, was assessed. Results from the MINET portion of the calculations are compared against those generated independently by the Clinch River Project, using the DEMO code.

  13. A numerical method for fully resolved simulation (FRS) of rigid particleflow interactions in complex flows

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    Apte, Sourabh V.

    and dispersion of particles due to fluctuations in the fluid flow is important to develop reduced-ordered models and engineering involve two-phase flows where solid particles of arbitrary shape and sizes are dispersed sediment transport in rivers, fluidized beds, coal-based oxy-fuel combustion chambers, biomass gasifiers

  14. Flume Studies of Sediment Transportation in Shallow Flow with Simulated Rainfall

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    Nail, F.M.

    TR-2 1966 Flume Studies of Sediment Transportation in Shallow Flow with Simulated Rainfall F.M. Nail Texas Water Resources Institute Texas A&M University ...

  15. Tetrahedral hp finite elements: Algorithms and flow simulations

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    Sherwin, S.J.; Karniadakis, G.E. [Brown Univ., Providence RI (United States)] [Brown Univ., Providence RI (United States)

    1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a new discretisation for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations that extends spectral methods to three-dimensional complex domains consisting of tetrahedral subdomains. The algorithm is based on standard concepts of hp finite elements as well as tensorial spectral elements. This new formulation employs a hierarchical/modal basis constructed from a new apex co-ordinate system which retains a generalised tensor product. These properties enable the development of computationally efficienct algorithms for use on standard finite volume unstructed meshes. A detailed analysis is presented that documents the stability and exponential convergence of the method and several flow cases are simulated and compared with analytical and experimental results. 34 refs., 28 figs., 1 tab.

  16. Simulations of amphiphilic fluids using mesoscale lattice-Boltzmann and lattice-gas methods

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    P. J. Love; M. Nekovee; J. Chin; N. Gonzalez-Segredo; P. V. Coveney

    2002-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    We compare two recently developed mesoscale models of binary immiscible and ternary amphiphilic fluids. We describe and compare the algorithms in detail and discuss their stability properties. The simulation results for the cases of self-assembly of ternary droplet phases and binary water-amphiphile sponge phases are compared and discussed. Both models require parallel implementation and deployment on large scale parallel computing resources in order to achieve reasonable simulation times for three-dimensional models. The parallelisation strategies and performance on two distinct parallel architectures are compared and discussed. Large scale three dimensional simulations of multiphase fluids requires the extensive use of high performance visualisation techniques in order to enable the large quantities of complex data to be interpreted. We report on our experiences with two commercial visualisation products: AVS and VTK. We also discuss the application and use of novel computational steering techniques for the more efficient utilisation of high performance computing resources. We close the paper with some suggestions for the future development of both models.

  17. Modeling-Computer Simulations At Long Valley Caldera Geothermal...

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    Modeling-Computer Simulations Activity Date - 2003 Usefulness not indicated DOE-funding Unknown Notes Several fluid-flow models presented regarding the Long Valley Caldera....

  18. Three-Dimensional Simulation of Forebay and Turbine Intakes Flows for the Bonneville Project

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    Rakowski, Cynthia L.; Richmond, Marshall C.; Serkowski, John A.; Ebner, Laurie L.

    2002-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Natural resource applications of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models are becoming more frequent with the advances in computational power and the availability of commercial meshing software and verified CFD solver applications. The Bonneville Lock and Dam Project, constructed and operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, is the westernmost dam on the Columbia River, and is located about 40 miles upstream of Portland, Oregon. A set of 3D CFD models have been developed for the Bonneville Project forebay and turbine intakes; the CFD models provide a tool to predict the impact of proposed changes in operational rules both for the overall river flow patterns and near the turbine intakes. These models also offer rapid insight into the performance of proposed or existing hydraulic structures. The creation of a computational domain for Bonneville was complex and required the use of many software tools to integrate the diverse data sources that described the river and powerhouse geometry into a single computational domain. Once the computational mesh was created, flows were simulated by solving the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations together with a two-equation (k-epsilon) turbulence model. The model was validated using velocity data measured in reduced scale physical models and in the field.

  19. Thickness-based adaptive mesh refinement methods for multi-phase flow simulations with thin regions

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    Chen, Xiaodong [The State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China); Yang, Vigor, E-mail: vigor.yang@aerospace.gatech.edu [School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0150 (United States)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In numerical simulations of multi-scale, multi-phase flows, grid refinement is required to resolve regions with small scales. A notable example is liquid-jet atomization and subsequent droplet dynamics. It is essential to characterize the detailed flow physics with variable length scales with high fidelity, in order to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. In this paper, two thickness-based mesh refinement schemes are developed based on distance- and topology-oriented criteria for thin regions with confining wall/plane of symmetry and in any situation, respectively. Both techniques are implemented in a general framework with a volume-of-fluid formulation and an adaptive-mesh-refinement capability. The distance-oriented technique compares against a critical value, the ratio of an interfacial cell size to the distance between the mass center of the cell and a reference plane. The topology-oriented technique is developed from digital topology theories to handle more general conditions. The requirement for interfacial mesh refinement can be detected swiftly, without the need of thickness information, equation solving, variable averaging or mesh repairing. The mesh refinement level increases smoothly on demand in thin regions. The schemes have been verified and validated against several benchmark cases to demonstrate their effectiveness and robustness. These include the dynamics of colliding droplets, droplet motions in a microchannel, and atomization of liquid impinging jets. Overall, the thickness-based refinement technique provides highly adaptive meshes for problems with thin regions in an efficient and fully automatic manner.

  20. One Time-step Finite Element Discretization of the Equation of Motion of Two-fluid Flows

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    Maury, Bertrand

    obtained at each time step when dis- cretizing the lubricated transportation of heavy crude oil in a horizontal pipeline. In the petroleum industry, an efficient way for transporting heavy crude oil to the pipe wall and it surrounds the fluid with high viscosity (heavy oil). It is assumed that the flow

  1. Stable stationary vortices and traveling oscillatory vortices in a stenotic fluid-flow channel David W. Pravica,1

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    Bier, Martin

    will show that a sufficiently large boundary vor- ticity layer is required for stationary vortices and that a suf- ficiently high Reynolds number with a boundary shear stress is required for traveling oscillatoryStable stationary vortices and traveling oscillatory vortices in a stenotic fluid-flow channel

  2. Lattice Boltzmann simulations of liquid crystalline fluids: active gels and blue phases

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    M. E. Cates; O. Henrich; D. Marenduzzo; K. Stratford

    2010-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Lattice Boltzmann simulations have become a method of choice to solve the hydrodynamic equations of motion of a number of complex fluids. Here we review some recent applications of lattice Boltzmann to study the hydrodynamics of liquid crystalline materials. In particular, we focus on the study of (a) the exotic blue phases of cholesteric liquid crystals, and (b) active gels - a model system for actin plus myosin solutions or bacterial suspensions. In both cases lattice Boltzmann studies have proved useful to provide new insights into these complex materials.

  3. Method and apparatus for balancing discharge fluid flow in drilling mud treatment units

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    Gay, C.J.

    1983-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of controlling fluid flow in the drilling mud treatment units of an oil/gas well drilling rig such as, for example, the shale shaker, desander, desilter, and mud cleaner portions thereof provides floating the inlet of an intake conduit at the supernatent liquid layer of the drilling rig reserve pit and providing a common distributor head for routing the supernatent liquid to the various solid control units. A pump is connected to the intake conduit and the header at the intake and discharge respectively. The pump transmits the reserve pit supernatent from the reserve pit to the header by pumping. There is provided one or more branch lines affixed to the header each discharging respectively into the drain of a drilling mud treatment unit associated with the drilling rig with the flow of reserve pit supernatent liquid keeping the various drains open. The drains are positioned to discharge back into the reserve pit. The method saves the use of fresh water for the purpose of keeping drains open by the use of the supernatent liquid.

  4. Ice Shelves as Floating Channel Flows of Viscous Power-Law Fluids

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    Banik, Indranil

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We attempt to better understand the flow of marine ice sheets. Treating ice as a viscous shear-thinning power law fluid, we develop an asymptotic (late-time) theory in two cases - the presence or absence of contact with sidewalls. Most real-world situations fall somewhere between the two extreme cases considered. When sidewalls are absent, we obtain the equilibrium grounding line thickness using a simple computer model and have an analytic approximation. For shelves in contact with sidewalls, we obtain an asymptotic theory, valid for long shelves. Our theory is based on the velocity profile across the channel being a generalised version of Poiseuille flow, which works when lateral shear dominates the force balance. We determine when this is. We conducted experiments using a laboratory model for ice. This was a suspension of xanthan in water, at a concentration of 0.5% by mass. The lab model has $n \\approx 3.8$ (similar to that of ice). The experiments agreed extremely well with our theories for all relevant p...

  5. Global Stability Analysis of Fluid Flows using Sum-of-Squares

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    2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Jul 1, 2011 ... For finite dimensional approximations of fluid ...... if and only if there exist non-

  6. TOUGHREACT Version 2.0: A simulator for subsurface reactive transport under non-isothermal multiphase flow conditions

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    Xu, T.; Spycher, N.; Sonnenthal, E.; Zhang, G.; Zheng, L.; Pruess, K.

    2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TOUGHREACT is a numerical simulation program for chemically reactive non-isothermal flows of multiphase fluids in porous and fractured media, and was developed by introducing reactive chemistry into the multiphase fluid and heat flow simulator TOUGH2 V2. The first version of TOUGHREACT was released to the public through the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Science and Technology Software Center (ESTSC) in August 2004. It is among the most frequently requested of ESTSC's codes. The code has been widely used for studies in CO{sub 2} geological sequestration, nuclear waste isolation, geothermal energy development, environmental remediation, and increasingly for petroleum applications. Over the past several years, many new capabilities have been developed, which were incorporated into Version 2 of TOUGHREACT. Major additions and improvements in Version 2 are discussed here, and two application examples are presented: (1) long-term fate of injected CO{sub 2} in a storage reservoir and (2) biogeochemical cycling of metals in mining-impacted lake sediments.

  7. Comparison of Numerical Techniques Used for Simulating Variable-Density Flow and Transport Experiments

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    Clement, Prabhakar

    Comparison of Numerical Techniques Used for Simulating Variable-Density Flow and Transport code by simulating two new variable-density-flow and transport experimental data sets. The experiments transport of a sinking groundwater plume and a rising groundwater plume. The numerical techniques used

  8. Friction dependence of shallow granular flows from discrete par-ticle simulations

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    Al Hanbali, Ahmad

    Friction dependence of shallow granular flows from discrete par- ticle simulations Anthony Thornton relation for the macroscopic bed friction or basal roughness obtained from micro-scale discrete particle simulations of steady flows. We systematically vary the bed friction by changing the contact friction

  9. Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Heat Transfer In Nanoscale Liquid Films

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    Kim, Bo Hung

    2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations of nano-scale flows typically utilize fixed lattice crystal interactions between the fluid and stationary wall molecules. This approach cannot properly model thermal interactions at the wall-fluid interface...

  10. Electrostatics on the sphere with applications to Monte Carlo simulations of two dimensional polar fluids

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    Jean-Michel Caillol

    2015-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We present two methods for solving the electrostatics of point charges and multipoles on the surface of a sphere, \\textit{i.e.} in the space $\\mathcal{S}_{2}$, with applications to numerical simulations of two-dimensional polar fluids. In the first approach, point charges are associated with uniform neutralizing backgrounds to form neutral pseudo-charges, while, in the second, one instead considers bi-charges, \\textit{i.e.} dumbells of antipodal point charges of opposite signs. We establish the expressions of the electric potentials of pseudo- and bi-charges as isotropic solutions of the Laplace-Beltrami equation in $\\mathcal{S}_{2}$. A multipolar expansion of pseudo- and bi-charge potentials leads to the electric potentials of mono- and bi-multipoles respectively. These potentials constitute non-isotropic solutions of the Laplace-Beltrami equation the general solution of which in spherical coordinates is recast under a new appealing form. We then focus on the case of mono- and bi-dipoles and build the theory of dielectric media in $\\mathcal{S}_{2}$. We notably obtain the expression of the static dielectric constant of a uniform isotropic polar fluid living in $\\mathcal{S}_{2}$ in term of the polarization fluctuations of subdomains of $\\mathcal{S}_{2}$. We also derive the long range behavior of the equilibrium pair correlation function under the assumption that it is governed by macroscopic electrostatics. These theoretical developments find their application in Monte Carlo simulations of the $2D$ fluid of dipolar hard spheres. Some preliminary numerical experiments are discussed with a special emphasis on finite size effects, a careful study of the thermodynamic limit, and a check of the theoretical predictions for the asymptotic behavior of the pair correlation function.

  11. Numerical simulation of single-phase and multiphase non-Darcy flow in porous and fractured reservoirs

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    Wu, Yu-Shu

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    flow simulations in fractured reservoirs, Report LBL-15227,behavior of naturally fractured reservoirs, Soc. Pet. Eng.Flow in Porous and Fractured Reservoirs Yu-Shu Wu Earth

  12. A localised subgrid scale model for fluid dynamical simulations in astrophysics I: Theory and numerical tests

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    Schmidt, W; Niemeyer, J C

    2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a one-equation subgrid scale model that evolves the turbulence energy corresponding to unresolved velocity fluctuations in large eddy simulations. The model is derived in the context of the Germano consistent decomposition of the hydrodynamical equations. The eddy-viscosity closure for the rate of energy transfer from resolved toward subgrid scales is localised by means of a dynamical procedure for the computation of the closure parameter. Therefore, the subgrid scale model applies to arbitrary flow geometry and evolution. For the treatment of microscopic viscous dissipation a semi-statistical approach is used, and the gradient-diffusion hypothesis is adopted for turbulent transport. A priori tests of the localised eddy-viscosity closure and the gradient-diffusion closure are made by analysing data from direct numerical simulations. As an a posteriori testing case, the large eddy simulation of thermonuclear combustion in forced isotropic turbulence is discussed. We intend the formulation of the sub...

  13. Some Specific CASL Requirements for Advanced Multiphase Flow Simulation of Light Water Reactors

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    R. A. Berry

    2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Because of the diversity of physical phenomena occuring in boiling, flashing, and bubble collapse, and of the length and time scales of LWR systems, it is imperative that the models have the following features: • Both vapor and liquid phases (and noncondensible phases, if present) must be treated as compressible. • Models must be mathematically and numerically well-posed. • The models methodology must be multi-scale. A fundamental derivation of the multiphase governing equation system, that should be used as a basis for advanced multiphase modeling in LWR coolant systems, is given in the Appendix using the ensemble averaging method. The remainder of this work focuses specifically on the compressible, well-posed, and multi-scale requirements of advanced simulation methods for these LWR coolant systems, because without these are the most fundamental aspects, without which widespread advancement cannot be claimed. Because of the expense of developing multiple special-purpose codes and the inherent inability to couple information from the multiple, separate length- and time-scales, efforts within CASL should be focused toward development of a multi-scale approaches to solve those multiphase flow problems relevant to LWR design and safety analysis. Efforts should be aimed at developing well-designed unified physical/mathematical and high-resolution numerical models for compressible, all-speed multiphase flows spanning: (1) Well-posed general mixture level (true multiphase) models for fast transient situations and safety analysis, (2) DNS (Direct Numerical Simulation)-like models to resolve interface level phenmena like flashing and boiling flows, and critical heat flux determination (necessarily including conjugate heat transfer), and (3) Multi-scale methods to resolve both (1) and (2) automatically, depending upon specified mesh resolution, and to couple different flow models (single-phase, multiphase with several velocities and pressures, multiphase with single velocity and pressure, etc.) A unified, multi-scale approach is advocated to extend the necessary foundations and build the capability to simultaneously solve the fluid dynamic interface problems (interface resolution) as well as multiphase mixtures (homogenization).

  14. Drop breakup in the flow through fixed beds via stochastic simulation in model Gaussian fields

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    Shaqfeh, Eric

    Drop breakup in the flow through fixed beds via stochastic simulation in model Gaussian fields that the flow through a dilute disordered fixed bed of fibers produces large polymer conformation change beyond on the shape and breakup of viscous drops. Because the flow through a dilute fixed bed is equivalent

  15. Experimental validation of large eddy simulations of flow and heat transfer in a stationary ribbed duct

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    Thole, Karen A.

    Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Keywords: Duct flow; Ribbed channels; LES 1. Introduction In an effortExperimental validation of large eddy simulations of flow and heat transfer in a stationary ribbed Abstract Accurate prediction of ribbed duct flow and heat transfer is of importance to the gas turbine

  16. Steam generators two phase flows numerical simulation with liquid and gas momentum equations

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . The secondary flow is another loop that links the steam generator and the turbines. Inside the exchangerSteam generators two phase flows numerical simulation with liquid and gas momentum equations M Abstract This work takes place in steam generators flow studies and we consider here steady state three

  17. Application of Multi-rate Flowing Fluid Electric ConductivityLogging Method to Well DH-2, Tono Site, Japan

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    Doughty, Christine; Takeuchi, Shinji; Amano, Kenji; Shimo, Michito; Tsang, Chin-Fu

    2004-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

    The flowing fluid electric conductivity (FEC) logging method, wellbore fluid is replaced with de-ionized water, following which FEC profiles in the wellbore are measured at a series of times while the well is pumped at a constant rate. Locations were fluid enters the wellbore show peaks in the FEC logs, which may be analyzed to infer inflow strengths and salinities of permeable features intersected by the wellbore. In multi-rate flowing FEC logging, the flowing FEC logging method is repeated using two or more pumping rates, which enables the transmissivities and inherent pressure heads of these features to be estimated as well. We perform multi-rate FEC logging on a deep borehole in fractured granitic rock, using three different pumping rates. Results identify 19 hydraulically conducting fractures and indicate that transmissivity, pressure head, and salinity vary significantly among them. By using three pumping rates rather than the minimum number of two, we obtain an internal consistency check on the analysis that provides a measure of the uncertainty of the results. Good comparisons against static FEC profiles and against independent chemical, geological, and hydrogeological data have further enhanced confidence in the results of the multi-rate flowing FEC logging method.

  18. Fluid Simulation as a Tool for Painterly Rendering Sven C. Olsen

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    Maxwell, Bruce

    frames. When creating videos from still images, we move non-fluid controlled strokes us- ing the thin with ways in which the fluid fields can be informed by properties of the image. We usually consider non-fluid

  19. The Effect of High Rotational Speed on the Performance of Straight-through Labyrinth Seals for Compressible and Incompressible Flow

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    Obidigbo, Ekene R.

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    The leakage flow through straight through labyrinth seals with tooth on stator was investigated by performing CFD simulations .ANSYS Fluent is used to simulate the fluid flow through straight through Labyrinth seals. The effect of seal geometry...

  20. Characterizing Flow in Oil Reservoir Rock Using Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics

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    Holmes, David W.

    In this paper, a 3D Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) simulator for modeling grain scale fluid flow in porous rock is presented. The versatility of the SPH method has driven its use in increasingly complex areas of flow ...

  1. Simulating Vibrational Energy Flow in Proteins: Relaxation Rate and Mechanism for Heme Cooling in Cytochrome c

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    Straub, John E.

    Simulating Vibrational Energy Flow in Proteins: Relaxation Rate and Mechanism for Heme Cooling dynamics simulation. The kinetic energy relaxation was found to be a biphasic exponential decay process in the heme protein myoglobin. Computer simulation of vibrational energy relaxation in heme proteins began

  2. STUDIES OF FLOW PROBLEMS WITH THE SIMULATOR SHAFT78

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    Pruess, K.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    = SMPa °c T = 300 o with rock properties k = 10- m , Krock == 1m •. • , 6r using rock properties rock J/kg' Krock W/m'dependence of rock and fluid properties upon thermodynamic

  3. Simulation of spray drying in superheated steam using computational fluid dynamics

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    Frydman, A.; Vasseur, J.; Ducept, F.; Sionneau, M.; Moureh, J.

    1999-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents a numerical simulation and experimental validation of a spray dryer using superheated steam instead of air as drying medium, modeled with a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code. The model describes momentum, heat and mass transfer between two phases--a discrete phase of droplets, and a continuous gas phase--through a finite volume method. For the simulation, droplet size distribution is represented by 6 discrete classes of diameter, fitting to the experimental distribution injected from the nozzle orifice, taking into account their peculiar shrinkage during drying. This model is able to predict the most important features of the dryer: fields of gas temperature and gas velocity inside the chamber, droplets trajectories and eventual deposits on to the wall. The results of simulation are compared to a pilot scale dryer, using water. In the absence of risk of power ignition in steam, the authors have tested rather high steam inlet temperature (973K), thus obtaining a high volumic efficiency. The model is validated by comparison between experimental and predicted values of temperature inside the chamber, verifying the coupling between the 3 different types of transfer without adjustment. This type of model can be used for chamber design, or scale up. Using superheated steam instead of air in a spray dryer can allow a high volumic evaporation rate (20 k.h.m{sup 3}), high energy recovery and better environment control.

  4. L-H transition dynamics in fluid turbulence simulations with neoclassical force balance

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    Chôné, L. [Aix–Marseille Université, CNRS, PIIM UMR 7345, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20 (France); CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Beyer, P.; Fuhr, G.; Benkadda, S. [Aix–Marseille Université, CNRS, PIIM UMR 7345, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20 (France); Sarazin, Y.; Bourdelle, C. [CEA, IRFM, F-13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France)

    2014-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Spontaneous transport barrier generation at the edge of a magnetically confined plasma is reproduced in flux-driven three-dimensional fluid simulations of electrostatic turbulence. Here, the role on the radial electric field of collisional friction between trapped and passing particles is shown to be the key ingredient. Especially, accounting for the self-consistent and precise dependence of the friction term on the actual plasma temperature allows for the triggering of a transport barrier, provided that the input power exceeds some threshold. In addition, the barrier is found to experience quasi-periodic relaxation events, reminiscent of edge localised modes. These results put forward a possible key player, namely, neoclassical physics via radial force balance, for the low- to high-confinement regime transition observed in most of controlled fusion devices.

  5. CFD Simulations of a Flow Mixing and Heat Transfer Enhancement in an Advanced LWR Nuclear Fuel Assembly

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    In, Wang-Kee; Chun, Tae-Hyun; Shin, Chang-Hwan; Oh, Dong-Seok [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, 1045 Daedeokdaero, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon, Korea 305-353 (Korea, Republic of)

    2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis has been performed to investigate a flow-mixing and heat-transfer enhancement caused by a mixing-vane spacer in a LWR fuel assembly which is a rod bundle. This paper presents the CFD simulations of a flow mixing and heat transfer in a fully heated 5x5 array of a rod bundle with a split-vane and hybrid-vane spacer. The CFD prediction at a low Reynolds number of 42,000 showed a reasonably good agreement of the initial heat transfer enhancement with the measured one for a partially heated experiment using a similar spacer structure. The CFD simulation also predicted the decay rate of a normalized Nusselt number downstream of the split-vane spacer which agrees fairly well with those of the experiment and the correlation. The CFD calculations for the split vane and hybrid vane at the LWR operating conditions(Re = 500,000) predicted hot fuel spots in a streaky structure downstream of the spacer, which occurs due to the secondary flow occurring in an opposite direction near the fuel rod. However, the split-vane and hybrid-vane spacers are predicted to significantly enhance the overall heat transfer of a LWR nuclear fuel assembly. (authors)

  6. 264 Solutions Manual x Fluid Mechanics, Fifth Edition Solution: (a) Write the steady flow energy equation from top to bottom

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    Bahrami, Majid

    exiting the tube is negligible because of the low velocity (0.36 m/s). 3.139 The horizontal pump in Fig. P264 Solutions Manual x Fluid Mechanics, Fifth Edition Solution: (a) Write the steady flow energy g g ggd D D P D U U U Noting that, in a tube, Q VSd2/4, we may eliminate V in favor of Q

  7. A localised subgrid scale model for fluid dynamical simulations in astrophysics I: Theory and numerical tests

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    W. Schmidt; J. C. Niemeyer; W. Hillebrandt

    2006-01-23T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a one-equation subgrid scale model that evolves the turbulence energy corresponding to unresolved velocity fluctuations in large eddy simulations. The model is derived in the context of the Germano consistent decomposition of the hydrodynamical equations. The eddy-viscosity closure for the rate of energy transfer from resolved toward subgrid scales is localised by means of a dynamical procedure for the computation of the closure parameter. Therefore, the subgrid scale model applies to arbitrary flow geometry and evolution. For the treatment of microscopic viscous dissipation a semi-statistical approach is used, and the gradient-diffusion hypothesis is adopted for turbulent transport. A priori tests of the localised eddy-viscosity closure and the gradient-diffusion closure are made by analysing data from direct numerical simulations. As an a posteriori testing case, the large eddy simulation of thermonuclear combustion in forced isotropic turbulence is discussed. We intend the formulation of the subgrid scale model in this paper as a basis for more advanced applications in numerical simulations of complex astrophysical phenomena involving turbulence.

  8. CCM Continuity Constraint Method: A finite-element computational fluid dynamics algorithm for incompressible Navier-Stokes fluid flows

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    Williams, P.T.

    1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As the field of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) continues to mature, algorithms are required to exploit the most recent advances in approximation theory, numerical mathematics, computing architectures, and hardware. Meeting this requirement is particularly challenging in incompressible fluid mechanics, where primitive-variable CFD formulations that are robust, while also accurate and efficient in three dimensions, remain an elusive goal. This dissertation asserts that one key to accomplishing this goal is recognition of the dual role assumed by the pressure, i.e., a mechanism for instantaneously enforcing conservation of mass and a force in the mechanical balance law for conservation of momentum. Proving this assertion has motivated the development of a new, primitive-variable, incompressible, CFD algorithm called the Continuity Constraint Method (CCM). The theoretical basis for the CCM consists of a finite-element spatial semi-discretization of a Galerkin weak statement, equal-order interpolation for all state-variables, a 0-implicit time-integration scheme, and a quasi-Newton iterative procedure extended by a Taylor Weak Statement (TWS) formulation for dispersion error control. Original contributions to algorithmic theory include: (a) formulation of the unsteady evolution of the divergence error, (b) investigation of the role of non-smoothness in the discretized continuity-constraint function, (c) development of a uniformly H{sup 1} Galerkin weak statement for the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes pressure Poisson equation, (d) derivation of physically and numerically well-posed boundary conditions, and (e) investigation of sparse data structures and iterative methods for solving the matrix algebra statements generated by the algorithm.

  9. Numerical simulation of three-dimensional electrical flow through geomaterials

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    Akhtar, Anwar Saeed

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    components in different arrangements (Mitchell 1993; Shang et al. 1995). These are very simple models and have been verified by experiments that consider only one-dimensional flow of current. In actual practice, current flow is three-dimensional around... the source. Methods do not exist to analyze three-dimensional current flow through circuit elements other than resistors. Thus, there is a need to develop methods to overcome these shortcomings. Electrical cone penetrometers have been used to convey...

  10. GMINC - A MESH GENERATOR FOR FLOW SIMULATIONS IN FRACTURED RESERVOIRS

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    Pruess, K.

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Flow in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs, Society of Petroleumfor Naturally Fractured Reservoirs, paper SPE-11688,Determining Naturally Fractured Reservoir Properties by Well

  11. High Fidelity Simulation of Complex Suspension Flow for Practical...

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    rheometer and mixing geometries to fundamental rheological properties, like viscosity versus strain rate, by studying the flow of concrete in such rheometers and by the...

  12. FRACSTIM/I: A Fully Coupled Fluid Flow/Heat Transport and Geomechanica...

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    Using Solid Particles as Heat Transfer Fluid for use in Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Plants Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical Model And Experiments For...

  13. FRACTURING FLUID CHARACTERIZATION FACILITY

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    Subhash Shah

    2000-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hydraulic fracturing technology has been successfully applied for well stimulation of low and high permeability reservoirs for numerous years. Treatment optimization and improved economics have always been the key to the success and it is more so when the reservoirs under consideration are marginal. Fluids are widely used for the stimulation of wells. The Fracturing Fluid Characterization Facility (FFCF) has been established to provide the accurate prediction of the behavior of complex fracturing fluids under downhole conditions. The primary focus of the facility is to provide valuable insight into the various mechanisms that govern the flow of fracturing fluids and slurries through hydraulically created fractures. During the time between September 30, 1992, and March 31, 2000, the research efforts were devoted to the areas of fluid rheology, proppant transport, proppant flowback, dynamic fluid loss, perforation pressure losses, and frictional pressure losses. In this regard, a unique above-the-ground fracture simulator was designed and constructed at the FFCF, labeled ''The High Pressure Simulator'' (HPS). The FFCF is now available to industry for characterizing and understanding the behavior of complex fluid systems. To better reflect and encompass the broad spectrum of the petroleum industry, the FFCF now operates under a new name of ''The Well Construction Technology Center'' (WCTC). This report documents the summary of the activities performed during 1992-2000 at the FFCF.

  14. Two-Phase Flow Simulations In a Natural Rock Fracture using the VOF Method

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    Crandall, Dustin; Ahmadi, Goodarz; Smith, Duane H., Bromhal, Grant

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Standard models of two-phase flow in porous media have been shown to exhibit several shortcomings that might be partially overcome with a recently developed model based on thermodynamic principles (Hassanizadeh and Gray, 1990). This alternative two-phase flow model contains a set of new and non-standard parameters, including specific interfacial area. By incorporating interfacial area production, destruction, and propagation into functional relationships that describe the capillary pressure and saturation, a more physical model has been developed. Niessner and Hassanizadeh (2008) have examined this model numerically and have shown that the model captures saturation hysteresis with drainage/imbibition cycles. Several static experimental studies have been performed to examine the validity of this new thermodynamically based approach; these allow the determination of static parameters of the model. To date, no experimental studies have obtained information about the dynamic parameters required for the model. A new experimental porous flow cell has been constructed using stereolithography to study two-phase flow phenomena (Crandall et al. 2008). A novel image analysis tool was developed for an examination of the evolution of flow patterns during displacement experiments (Crandall et al. 2009). This analysis tool enables the direct quantification of interfacial area between fluids by matching known geometrical properties of the constructed flow cell with locations identified as interfaces from images of flowing fluids. Numerous images were obtained from two-phase experiments within the flow cell. The dynamic evolution of the fluid distribution and the fluid-fluid interface locations were determined by analyzing these images. In this paper, we give a brief introduction to the thermodynamically based two-phase flow model, review the properties of the stereolithography flow cell, and show how the image analysis procedure has been used to obtain dynamic parameters for the numerical model. These parameters include production/destruction of interfacial area as a function of saturation and capillary pressure. Our preliminary results for primary drainage in porous media show that the specific interfacial area increased linearly with increasing gas saturation until breakthrough of the displacing gas into the exit manifold occurred.

  15. ON THE SIMULATION OF MULTICOMPONENT GAS FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA

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    Ewing, Richard E.

    quadrilaterals as a solver to the non­Darcy flow equation, and a conservative Godunov­type scheme for the mass. Traditionally, the standard Darcy equation provides this relation. In this paper, however, we replace this classical law with the Forchheimer equation to model non­Darcy flow [9, 17, 13]. The mathematical nature

  16. Large-Eddy Simulation of Flow and Pollutant Transport in Urban Street Canyons with Ground Heating

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    Li, Xian-Xiang

    Our study employed large-eddy simulation (LES) based on a one-equation subgrid-scale model to investigate the flow field and pollutant dispersion characteristics inside urban street canyons. Unstable thermal stratification ...

  17. Simulation and visualization of fields and energy flows in electric circuits with idealized geometries

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    Ohannessian, Mesrob I., 1981-

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis develops a method to simulate and visualize the fields and energy flows in electric circuits, using a simplified physical model based on an idealized geometry. The physical models combine and extend previously ...

  18. Parallel Computing for the Simulation of 3D Free Surface Flows in Environmental Applications

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    Causin, Paola

    Causin and Edie Miglio MOX - Modeling and Scientific Computing, Dipartimento di Matematica "F.Miglio@mate.polimi.it, WWW home page: http://www.mox.polimi.it Abstract. The numerical simulation of 3D free surface flows

  19. Groundwater flow with energy transport and waterice phase change: Numerical simulations, benchmarks, and application to

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    McKenzie, Jeffrey M.

    saturated, coupled porewater-energy transport, with freezing and melting porewater, and includes propor transport; Freezing; Cold regions; Benchmark; Modelling 1. Introduction The freezing and thawingGroundwater flow with energy transport and water­ice phase change: Numerical simulations

  20. Comparison and Validation of Compressible Flow Simulations of Laser-Induced Cavitation

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    Comparison and Validation of Compressible Flow Simulations of Laser-Induced Cavitation Bubbles)). The validation is performed for the case of laser-induced cavitation bubbles collapsing in an infinite medium

  1. Dissolution-induced surface modifications and permeability changes associated with fluid flow through an abraded saw-cut in single crystal quartz 

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    Bowman, James Albert

    1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    DISSOLUTION-INDUCED SURFACE MODIFICATIONS AND PERMEABILITY CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH FLUID FLOW THROUGH AN ABRADED SAW-CUT IN SINGLE CRYSTAL QUARTZ A Thesis by JAlvlES ALBERT BOWMAN, JR, Submined to the Oflice of Graduate Studies of Texas A8r...M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Xiay I992 Major Subject: Geology DISSOLUTION-INDUCED SURFACE MODIFICATIONS AND PERMEABILITY CHANGES ASSOCIATED WITH FLUID FLOW THROUGH AN ABRADED SAW...

  2. ORIGINAL PAPER Conditional simulations of wateroil flow in heterogeneous porous

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    Lu, Zhiming

    . The log-transformed intrinsic permeability, soil pore size distribution parameter, and van Genuchten of these processes in order to conduct risk assess- ment and design of cost-efficient remediation (e.g. Abriola 1989 is a complicated mixture of hydrocarbon fluids, brine, porous rock and fractures. The structure of the void space

  3. One-dimensional fluid diffusion induced by constant-rate flow injection: Theoretical analysis and application

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    is essential in the exploitation of natural fluid resources, such as water, steam, petroleum, and natural gas advantages of our method are the reliability of the testing method, its economy of time, and the flexibility wastes. [3] In general, the nature of fluids in reservoir rocks can be characterized in terms of quantity

  4. Elimination of Adverse Leakage Flow in a Miniature Pediatric Centrifugal Blood Pump by Computational Fluid Dynamics

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    Paden, Brad

    levitated centrifugal blood pump intended to deliver 0.3­1.5 l/min of support to neo- nates and infants computational fluid dy- namics (CFD) analysis of impeller refinements, we found that sec- ondary blades located by exten- sive in vitro model testing. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has been widely used

  5. Statistical Estimation of Fluid Flow Fields Johnny Chang David Edwards Yizhou Yu

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    Yu, Yizhou

    their motion fields. 1 Introduction Dynamic fluids, such as rivers, ocean waves, moving clouds, smoke and fires (4) where is the kinematic viscosity of the fluid, is its den- sity and f is an external force scale. A good ex- ample is the changing surface geometry of a water surface. This is because the self

  6. Swirling structure for mixing two concentric fluid flows at nozzle outlet

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    Mensink, Daniel L. (3578 Gregory La., Lynchburg, VA 24503)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A nozzle device for causing two fluids to mix together. In particular, a spray nozzle comprise two hollow, concentric housings, an inner housing and an outer housing. The inner housing has a channel formed therethrough for a first fluid. Its outer surface cooperates with the interior surface of the outer housing to define the second channel for a second fluid. The outer surface of the inner housing and the inner surface of the outer housing each carry a plurality of vanes that interleave but do not touch, each vane of one housing being between two vanes of the other housing. The vanes are curved and the inner surface of the outer housing and the outer surface of the inner housing converge to narrow the second channel. The shape of second channel results in a swirling, accelerating second fluid that will impact the first fluid just past the end of the nozzle where mixing will take place.

  7. Stochastic numerical simulations of long term unsaturated flow in waste rock piles

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    Aubertin, Michel

    Stochastic numerical simulations of long term unsaturated flow in waste rock piles O. Fala Genivar water flow in waste rock piles using selected realizations of stochastically distributed hydraulic term hydrogeological behaviour of waste rock piles, to help select the construction sequence

  8. Simple Models of Zero-Net Mass-Flux Jets for Flow Control Simulations

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    Mittal, Rajat

    Simple Models of Zero-Net Mass-Flux Jets for Flow Control Simulations Reni Raju Dynaflow Inc for modeling the dynamics of zero- net mass-flux (ZNMF) actuators, the computational costs associated-flow model. 1. INTRODUCTION Zero-net mass-flux (ZNMF) actuators or "synthetic jets" have potential

  9. Low level jet development during a numerically simulated return flow event

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    Igau, Richard Charles

    1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of the obstacle. This simulation shows that the structure of the lower tropospheric air flow during a period of return flow is complex. When mid-level westerlies are weak, mesoscale processes govern the development of low level jets. As the westerly winds increase...

  10. Simulation of Nondifferentiable Models for Groundwater Flow and C. T. Kelleya

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    1 Simulation of Nondifferentiable Models for Groundwater Flow and Transport C. T. Kelleya K. R frequently in models for groundwater flow and species transport. The van Genuchten and Mualem PSK relations. INTRODUCTION Nonsmooth, even non-Lipschitz continuous, constitutive laws are not uncommon in models

  11. Recent Advances in Computational Techniques for Simulation of Flow in Porous Media

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    Coutinho, Alvaro L. G. A.

    are also addressed. Introduction Modeling porous media flow processes is required in many science and engineering applications. Oil recovery, environmental hydrology and groundwater flow are a few drivers in the development of porous media simulation tools. Nowadays high resolution models are constructed as a result

  12. aerodynamic flow simulation: Topics by E-print Network

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    mueller (Siegfried Muller). 12;1 Introduction The investigation of cavitation bubbles is of interest for different 408 An experimental and simulation study...

  13. Sediment Transport in Shallow Subcritical Flow Disturbed by Simulated Rainfall 

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    Machemehl, J. L.

    1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    sediment samples were siphoned from the flow with a stainless steel-pipette sediment sampler. Sediment concentrations were found with a filtering technique. Sediment samples were taken with and without rainfall to evaluate the relative effect...

  14. Edge-based Meshless Methods for Compressible Flow Simulations

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    Jameson, Antony

    are obtained for airfoils in transonic flow. Lift and drag coefficients also compare well to the finite volume, including (1) the application of certain artificial diffusion schemes to meshless methods within an edge

  15. Simulation of Combustion and Thermal Flow in an Industrial Boiler

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    Saripalli, R.; Wang, T.; Day, B.

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    insight into the detailed thermal-flow and combustion in the boiler and showing possible reasons for superheater tube rupture. The exhaust gas temperature is consistent with the actual results from the infrared thermograph inspection....

  16. Simulated Surface-Induced Thrombin Generation in a Flow Field

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    Jordan, S.W.

    A computational model of blood coagulation is presented with particular emphasis on the regulatory effects of blood flow, spatial distribution of tissue factor (TF), and the importance of the thrombomodulin-activated protein ...

  17. Numerical simulation of three-dimensional electrical flow through geomaterials 

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    Akhtar, Anwar Saeed

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    95 99 V ELECTRICAL FLOW AROUND AN ELECTRICAL CONE PENETROMETER 104 5. 1 INTRODUCTION 5. 2 ANALYTICAL SOLUTION FOR ELECTRICAL FLOW AROUND AN ELECTRICAL CONE PENETROMETER 5. 3 NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION 5. 4 COMPARISON OF ANALYTICAL AND NUMERICAL... RESULTS 5. 5 CONCLUSION AND APPLICATION 5. 5. 1 Utilization of Numerical Results 104 106 110 113 115 116 VI EXPERIMENTAL EQUIPMENT DESIGN 121 6. 1 INTRODUCTION 6. 2 ELECTRICAL POWER SOURCE 6. 3 ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY CONE PENETROMETER 6. 4...

  18. NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF LONG TERM UNSATURATED FLOW AND ACID MINE DRAINAGE AT WASTE ROCK PILES

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    Aubertin, Michel

    NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF LONG TERM UNSATURATED FLOW AND ACID MINE DRAINAGE AT WASTE ROCK PILES Omar representative) waste rock piles and using observed climatic recharge data. The simulations were used to help are applied each year at the top of the piles, the water content profiles become periodic after a few years

  19. On the Modeling and Simulation of Non-Hydrostatic Dam Break Flows

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    by the failure of the dam structure. The determination of the potential consequences of a dam break requiresOn the Modeling and Simulation of Non-Hydrostatic Dam Break Flows Alexandre Caboussat S´ebastien Boyaval Alexandre Masserey January 1, 2013 Abstract The numerical simulation of three-dimensional dam

  20. Level Set Based Simulations of Two-Phase Oil-Water Flows in Pipes

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    Soatto, Stefano

    the assumption that the densities of the two uids are di#11;erent and that the viscosity of the oil core is veryLevel Set Based Simulations of Two-Phase Oil-Water Flows in Pipes Hyeseon Shim July 31, 2000 Abstract We simulate the axisymmetric pipeline transportation of oil and water numerically under

  1. Investigating the changes in matrix and fracture properties and fluid flow under different stress-state conditions

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    Muralidharan, Vivek

    2004-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    pressure of 500 psi................................................................33 3.16 The average flow rate comparison between laboratory and simulation results at 5 cc/min and each different overburden pressure.............................35... .........................................................................................................87 xiii FIGURE Pa ge 5.28 Sample scans taken along the length of the core with 500 psi overburden pressure...

  2. A coupled volume-of-fluid and level set (VOSET) method for computing incompressible two-phase flows

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    Frey, Pascal

    & Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049, PR China a r t i c l e i n f o processes such as chemical reactor, power plant, copper refining and internal combustion engine developed to simulate complex two-phase flow problems. The most important methods include the front tracking

  3. MODELING INTRACRANIAL FLUID FLOWS AND VOLUMES DURING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY TO BETTER UNDERSTAND PRESSURE

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    , and pressure associated with each intra- and extracranial compartment (arteries and arterioles, capillary bed fluid volume] + ["other" volume]) is fixed [7]. Excellent mathematical results and insights, the assumption of fixed brain volume is not ac

  4. Flow through porous media : from mixing of fluids to triggering of earthquakes

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    Jha, Birendra, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Enhanced oil recovery by displacing oil with solvents such as carbon dioxide requires development of miscibility between the two fluids to maximize the displacement efficiency. Prevention of inadvertent triggering of ...

  5. Interfacial exchange relations for two-fluid vapor-liquid flow : a simplified regime map approach

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    Kelly, J. E.

    1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A simplified approach is described for selection of the constitutive relations for the inter-phase exchange terms in the two-fluid code, THERMIT. The approach used distinguishes between pre-CHF and post-CHF conditions. ...

  6. Pulsatile flow of a chemically-reacting non-linear fluid

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    Bridges, Ronald Craig, II

    2007-09-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Many complex biological systems, such as blood and polymeric materials, can be approximated as single constituent homogeneous fluids whose properties can change because of the chemical reactions that take place. For instance, the viscosity...

  7. Airfoil Shape Optimization for Transonic Flows of BetheZel'dovichThompson Fluids

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    of gasdynamics : 1 a @a @ s (1) where is the fluid density, a is the sound speed, and s is the entropy of thermodynamic conditions above the liquid/vapor coexistence curve, such that the fundamental derivative

  8. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Three-dimensional Plasma and Fluid Flow Structures inside a

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    Roy, Subrata

    by fabrication on the order of micrometers to draw or drain the working fluid in the microfluidic system miniaturization, so that it improves the integration into the microfluidic system. Non-mechanical micropumps

  9. High Flash-point Fluid Flow System Aerosol Flammability Study and Combustion Mechanism Analysis

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    Huang, Szu-Ying

    2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The existence of flammable aerosols creates fire and explosion hazards in the process industry. Due to the operation condition of high pressure circumstances, heat transfer fluids tend to form aerosols when accidental leaking occurs on pipelines...

  10. Development of an equivalent homogenous fluid model for pseudo-two-phase (air plus water) flow through fractured rock

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    Price, J.; Indraratna, B. [University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW (Australia). School of Civil Engineering

    2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Fracture flow of two-phase mixtures is particularly applicable to the coal mining and coal bed methane projects in Australia. A one-dimensional steady-state pseudo-two-phase flow model is proposed for fractured rock. The model considers free flow of a compressible mixture of air and water in an inclined planar fracture and is based upon the conservation of momentum and the 'cubic' law. The flow model is coupled to changes in the stress environment through the fracture normal stiffness, which is related to changes in fracture aperture. The model represents the individual air and water phases as a single equivalent homogenous fluid. Laboratory testing was performed using the two-phase high-pressure triaxial apparatus on 54 mm diameter (approximately 2: 1 height: diameter) borehole cores intersected by induced near-axial fractures. The samples were of Triassic arenaceous fine-medium grained sandstone (known as the Eckersley Formation) that is found locally in the Southern Coalfield of New South Wales. The sample fracture roughness was assessed using a technique based upon Fourier series analysis to objectively attribute a joint roughness coefficient. The proposed two-phase flow model was verified using the recorded laboratory data obtained over a range of triaxial confining pressures (i.e., fracture normal stresses).

  11. Investigation of wellbore cooling by circulation and fluid penetration into the formation using a wellbore thermal simulator computer code

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    Duda, L.E.

    1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The high temperatures of geothermal wells present severe problems for drilling, logging, and developing these reservoirs. Cooling the wellbore is perhaps the most common method to solve these problems. However, it is usually not clear what may be the most effective wellbore cooling mechanism for a given well. In this paper, wellbore cooling by the use of circulation or by fluid injection into the surrounding rock is investigated using a wellbore thermal simulator computer code. Short circulation times offer no prolonged cooling of fluid in the wellbore, but long circulation times (greater than ten or twenty days) greatly reduce the warming rate after shut-in. The dependence of the warming rate on the penetration distance of cooler temperatures into the rock formation (as by fluid injection) is investigated. Penetration distances of greater than 0.6 m appear to offer a substantial reduction in the warming rate. Several plots are shown which demonstrate these effects. 16 refs., 6 figs.

  12. The effect of various mixers on the viscosity and flow properties of an oil well drilling fluid

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    Spannagel, Johnny Allen

    1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January, 1957 MaJor SubJect. Petroleum Englneerlng THE EFFECT OF VARIOUS MIXERS ON THE VISCOSITY AND FLOW PROPERTIES QF AN OIL WELL DRILLING FLUID A Thesis... on the 300 rpm Farm V-G Meter Reading 15 The Effect of Various Mixers on the 600 rpm Farm V-G Meter Reading 15 The Effect of Various Mixers on the Plastic Viscosity of a Bentonite Mud 16 Temperature Variation of the Drilling Mud Mixed in Variou...

  13. Probabilistic Power Flow Simulation allowing Temporary Current Overloading

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    Frank, Jason

    flow model subject to connection temperature constraints. Renewable power generation is included model. This substantially influences the choice of model for the renewable power source, as we explain realistically. Using such a constraint is justified the more by the intermittent nature of the renewable power

  14. FINITE ELEMENT METHODS FOR THE SIMULATION OF INCOMPRESSIBLE POWDER FLOW

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    Hron, Jaroslav

    configurations are provided. PHYSICAL BACKGROUD 1. Mohr-Coulomb criterion for friction The Mohr theory suggests a frictional stress model must be taken into account. This can be done using plasticity and similar theories cannot accurately describe granular flow. It is assumed that the material is incompressible, dry

  15. Study of Particle Rotation Effect in Gas-Solid Flows using Direct Numerical Simulation with a Lattice Boltzmann Method

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    Kwon, Kyung; Fan, Liang-Shih; Zhou, Qiang; Yang, Hui

    2014-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    A new and efficient direct numerical method with second-order convergence accuracy was developed for fully resolved simulations of incompressible viscous flows laden with rigid particles. The method combines the state-of-the-art immersed boundary method (IBM), the multi-direct forcing method, and the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). First, the multi-direct forcing method is adopted in the improved IBM to better approximate the no-slip/no-penetration (ns/np) condition on the surface of particles. Second, a slight retraction of the Lagrangian grid from the surface towards the interior of particles with a fraction of the Eulerian grid spacing helps increase the convergence accuracy of the method. An over-relaxation technique in the procedure of multi-direct forcing method and the classical fourth order Runge-Kutta scheme in the coupled fluid-particle interaction were applied. The use of the classical fourth order Runge-Kutta scheme helps the overall IB-LBM achieve the second order accuracy and provides more accurate predictions of the translational and rotational motion of particles. The preexistent code with the first-order convergence rate is updated so that the updated new code can resolve the translational and rotational motion of particles with the second-order convergence rate. The updated code has been validated with several benchmark applications. The efficiency of IBM and thus the efficiency of IB-LBM were improved by reducing the number of the Lagragian markers on particles by using a new formula for the number of Lagrangian markers on particle surfaces. The immersed boundary-lattice Boltzmann method (IBLBM) has been shown to predict correctly the angular velocity of a particle. Prior to examining drag force exerted on a cluster of particles, the updated IB-LBM code along with the new formula for the number of Lagrangian markers has been further validated by solving several theoretical problems. Moreover, the unsteadiness of the drag force is examined when a fluid is accelerated from rest by a constant average pressure gradient toward a steady Stokes flow. The simulation results agree well with the theories for the short- and long-time behavior of the drag force. Flows through non-rotational and rotational spheres in simple cubic arrays and random arrays are simulated over the entire range of packing fractions, and both low and moderate particle Reynolds numbers to compare the simulated results with the literature results and develop a new drag force formula, a new lift force formula, and a new torque formula. Random arrays of solid particles in fluids are generated with Monte Carlo procedure and Zinchenko's method to avoid crystallization of solid particles over high solid volume fractions. A new drag force formula was developed with extensive simulated results to be closely applicable to real processes over the entire range of packing fractions and both low and moderate particle Reynolds numbers. The simulation results indicate that the drag force is barely affected by rotational Reynolds numbers. Drag force is basically unchanged as the angle of the rotating axis varies.

  16. Adapting SAFT-? perturbation theory to site-based molecular dynamics simulation. II. Confined fluids and vapor-liquid interfaces

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    Ghobadi, Ahmadreza F.; Elliott, J. Richard, E-mail: elliot1@uakron.edu [Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325 (United States)

    2014-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

    In this work, a new classical density functional theory is developed for group-contribution equations of state (EOS). Details of implementation are demonstrated for the recently-developed SAFT-? WCA EOS and selective applications are studied for confined fluids and vapor-liquid interfaces. The acronym WCA (Weeks-Chandler-Andersen) refers to the characterization of the reference part of the third-order thermodynamic perturbation theory applied in formulating the EOS. SAFT-? refers to the particular form of “statistical associating fluid theory” that is applied to the fused-sphere, heteronuclear, united-atom molecular models of interest. For the monomer term, the modified fundamental measure theory is extended to WCA-spheres. A new chain functional is also introduced for fused and soft heteronuclear chains. The attractive interactions are taken into account by considering the structure of the fluid, thus elevating the theory beyond the mean field approximation. The fluctuations of energy are also included via a non-local third-order perturbation theory. The theory includes resolution of the density profiles of individual groups such as CH{sub 2} and CH{sub 3} and satisfies stoichiometric constraints for the density profiles. New molecular simulations are conducted to demonstrate the accuracy of each Helmholtz free energy contribution in reproducing the microstructure of inhomogeneous systems at the united-atom level of coarse graining. At each stage, comparisons are made to assess where the present theory stands relative to the current state of the art for studying inhomogeneous fluids. Overall, it is shown that the characteristic features of real molecular fluids are captured both qualitatively and quantitatively. For example, the average pore density deviates ?2% from simulation data for attractive pentadecane in a 2-nm slit pore. Another example is the surface tension of ethane/heptane mixture, which deviates ?1% from simulation data while the theory reproduces the excess accumulation of ethane at the interface.

  17. Continued development of a semianalytical solution for two-phase fluid and heat flow in a porous medium

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    Doughty, C.; Pruess, K. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

    1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Over the past few years the authors have developed a semianalytical solution for transient two-phase water, air, and heat flow in a porous medium surrounding a constant-strength linear heat source, using a similarity variable {eta} = r/{radical}t. Although the similarity transformation approach requires a simplified geometry, all the complex physical mechanisms involved in coupled two-phase fluid and heat flow can be taken into account in a rigorous way, so that the solution may be applied to a variety of problems of current interest. The work was motivated by adverse to predict the thermohydrological response to the proposed geologic repository for heat-generating high-level nuclear wastes at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, in a partially saturated, highly fractured volcanic formation. The paper describes thermal and hydrologic conditions near the heat source; new features of the model; vapor pressure lowering; and the effective-continuum representation of a fractured/porous medium.

  18. A low diffusive Lagrange-remap scheme for the simulation of violent air-water free-surface flows.

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    Boyer, Edmond

    . The evolution of the interfaces between phases and the consecutive complex dynamics need to be simulatedA low diffusive Lagrange-remap scheme for the simulation of violent air-water free-surface flows. Introduction Simulation of free surface flows knows an increasing interest as an essential predictive tool

  19. Fluid--Structure Interaction : : Physiologic Simulation of Pulsatile Ventricular Assist Devices using Isogeometric Analysis

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    Long, Christopher Curtis

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    for prebending of wind turbine blades. 89:323–336, 2012. [wind turbine rotors at full scale. Part II: Fluid– structure interaction modeling with composite blades.

  20. Proper initial conditions for the lubrication model of the flow of a thin film of fluid

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    S. A. Suslov; A. J. Roberts

    1998-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A lubrication model describes the dynamics of a thin layer of fluid spreading over a solid substrate. But to make forecasts we need to supply correct initial conditions to the model. Remarkably, the initial fluid thickness is not the correct initial thickness for the lubrication model. Theory recently developed in \\cite{Roberts89b,Roberts97b} provides the correct projection of initial conditions onto a model of a dynamical system. The correct projection is determined by requiring that the model's solution exponentially quickly approaches that of the actual fluid dynamics. For lubrication we show that although the initial free surface shape contributes the most to the model's initial conditions, the initial velocity field is also an influence. The projection also gives a rationale for incorporating miscellaneous small forcing effects into the lubrication model; gravitational forcing is given as one example.

  1. Use of Geophysical Techniques to Characterize Fluid Flow in a Geothermal Reservoir

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    Project objectives: Joint inversion of geophysical data for ground water flow imaging; Reduced the cost in geothermal exploration and monitoring; & Combined passive and active geophysical methods.

  2. A Site-Scale Model For Fluid And Heat Flow In The Unsaturated...

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    heat at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, a potential repository site for high-level radioactive waste. The model takes into account the simultaneous flow dynamics of liquid water, vapor,...

  3. NMR imaging techniques and applications in the flow behavior of fluids in porous media

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    Halimi, Hassan I

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    proton magnetic resonance technique can be used to determine the oil saturation in the pores of a rock. The NMR system can produce images of the molecules under investigation because the signals recorded are obtained directly from fluids contained... in liquids as well. This should enable us to obtain additional information about the fluids in the rock '4. Spin-spin relaxation has a characteristic time T~. T~ is the time constant for the decay of the precessing R-Zo component of the magnetization...

  4. Mechanistic Foam Flow Simulation in Heterogeneous and Multidimensional Porous Media

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    -scale simulation is a vital component of the engineering and economic evaluation of any enhanced oil recovery (EOR Copyright 1997, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. Received for review, April 24, 1997 Revised, July 23 generation, and foam propagation in rock formations. Efficient application and evaluation of candidates

  5. Simulation of heavy oil reservoir performance using a non-Newtonian flow model

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    Narahara, Gene Masao

    1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    . This reduction of viscosity as a function of shear rate has a significant effect on rates and other parameters when simulating reservoir performance. The objective of this study is to compare the simulation results of Newtonian and non-Newtonian oils under...)ected to increasing shear rate, the viscosity decreases. This behavior implies that the oil viscosity varies as a function of not only pressure, but also shear rate. This behavior is important when simulating heavy-oil reservoir performance. To simulate the flow...

  6. Butz, T. and von Stryk, O.: Modelling and Simulation of ER and MR Fluid Dampers 1 ZAMM Z. angew. Math. Mech. 78 (1998) 0, 122

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    Stryk, Oskar von

    Butz, T. and von Stryk, O.: Modelling and Simulation of ER and MR Fluid Dampers 1 ZAMM · Z. angew. Math. Mech. 78 (1998) 0, 1­22 Butz, T.; von Stryk, O. Modelling and Simulation of Electro, phenomenological models, numerical simulation, pas- sive suspension MSC (1991): 65C20, 76A05 1 Introduction Electro

  7. Analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer in a rib grit roughened surface solar air heater using CFD

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    Karmare, S.V. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government College Engineering, Karad 415 124, Maharashtra (India); Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra (India); Tikekar, A.N. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli (India); Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra (India)

    2010-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper presents the study of fluid flow and heat transfer in a solar air heater by using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) which reduces time and cost. Lower side of collector plate is made rough with metal ribs of circular, square and triangular cross-section, having 60 inclinations to the air flow. The grit rib elements are fixed on the surface in staggered manner to form defined grid. The system and operating parameters studied are: e/D{sub h} = 0.044, p/e = 17.5 and l/s = 1.72, for the Reynolds number range 3600-17,000. To validate CFD results, experimental investigations were carried out in the laboratory. It is found that experimental and CFD analysis results give the good agreement. The optimization of rib geometry and its angle of attack is also done. The square cross-section ribs with 58 angle of attack give maximum heat transfer. The percentage enhancement in the heat transfer for square plate over smooth surface is 30%. (author)

  8. LETTER TO THE EDITOR AC Electric-Field-Induced Fluid Flow in Microelectrodes

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    glass substrates. The electrodes were made from a series of metal layers: 10 nm Ti, 10 nm Pd, 100 nm Au relaxation time, with a reproducible pattern occurring close to and across the electrode surface. This paper reports measurements of the fluid velocity as a function of frequency and position across the electrode

  9. A Well-Balanced Scheme For Two-Fluid Flows In Variable Cross-Section ducts

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    , ) p = p(, s, ), h = h(, s, ). (21) Then in these variables the sound speed c satisfies c2 = p = h. (22 of a mixture of two compressible fluids (a gas (1) and a liquid (2), for instance) in a cross-section duct

  10. Hydrodynamical adaptive mesh refinement simulations of turbulent flows - I. Substructure in a wind

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    Iapichino, L; Schmidt, W; Niemeyer, J C

    2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of the resolution of turbulent flows in adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) simulations is investigated by means of 3D hydrodynamical simulations in an idealised setup, representing a moving subcluster during a merger event. AMR simulations performed with the usual refinement criteria based on local gradients of selected variables do not properly resolve the production of turbulence downstream of the cluster. Therefore we apply novel AMR criteria which are optimised to follow the evolution of a turbulent flow. We demonstrate that these criteria provide a better resolution of the flow past the subcluster, allowing us to follow the onset of the shear instability, the evolution of the turbulent wake and the subsequent back-reaction on the subcluster core morphology. We discuss some implications for the modelling of cluster cold fronts.

  11. Hydrodynamical adaptive mesh refinement simulations of turbulent flows - I. Substructure in a wind

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    L. Iapichino; J. Adamek; W. Schmidt; J. C. Niemeyer

    2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The problem of the resolution of turbulent flows in adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) simulations is investigated by means of 3D hydrodynamical simulations in an idealised setup, representing a moving subcluster during a merger event. AMR simulations performed with the usual refinement criteria based on local gradients of selected variables do not properly resolve the production of turbulence downstream of the cluster. Therefore we apply novel AMR criteria which are optimised to follow the evolution of a turbulent flow. We demonstrate that these criteria provide a better resolution of the flow past the subcluster, allowing us to follow the onset of the shear instability, the evolution of the turbulent wake and the subsequent back-reaction on the subcluster core morphology. We discuss some implications for the modelling of cluster cold fronts.

  12. Numerical simulation of two-phase flow in discrete fractures using Rayleigh-Ritz finite element method

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    Kaul, Sandeep P.

    2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Spontaneous imbibition plays a very important role in the displacement mechanism of non-wetting fluid in naturally fractured reservoirs. We developed a new 2D two-phase finite element numerical model, as available commercial simulators cannot...

  13. Large-eddy simulations of structure effects of an upstream elbow main pipe on hot and cold fluids mixing in a vertical tee junction

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    Attinger, Daniel

    in e.g. nuclear power plants. In the present work, the mixing of a hot and a cold fluid streamLarge-eddy simulations of structure effects of an upstream elbow main pipe on hot and cold fluids Fuel Injection Equipment Stock Co., Ltd., Beijing 100166, China c Department of Mechanical Engineering

  14. Mesoscale flows in large aspect ratio simulations of turbulent compressible convection

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    F. Rincon; F. Lignieres; M. Rieutord

    2006-11-28T23:59:59.000Z

    We present the results of a very large aspect ratio (42.6) numerical simulation of fully compressible turbulent convection in a polytropic atmosphere, and focus on the properties of large-scale flows. Mesoscale patterns dominate the turbulent energy spectrum. We show that these structures, which had already been observed in Boussinesq simulations by Cattaneo et al. (2001), have a genuine convective origin and do not result directly from collective interactions of the smaller scales of the flow, even though their growth is strongly affected by nonlinear transfers. If this result is relevant to the solar photosphere, it suggests that the dominant convective mode below the Sun's surface may be at mesoscales.

  15. Researchers at Lancaster University are using the supercomputing capability of the Hartree Centre to accurately simulate the flow of

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    Zharkova, Valentina V.

    Centre is an industrial gateway to world- class high performance computing (HPC) and simulation to approximate the flow of oil. The benefits Using high performance computing, simulation and exploiting key

  16. Study of Laminar Flow Forced Convection Heat Transfer Behavior of a Phase Change Material Fluid

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    Ravi, Gurunarayana

    2010-01-14T23:59:59.000Z

    with constant peripheral temperature and uniform axial and peripheral temperature, were considered in the case of circular tubes. An effective specific heat technique was used to model the phase change process assuming a hydrodynamically fully-developed flow...

  17. Fusion Engineering and Design 82 (2007) 22172225 Integrated thermo-fluid analysis towards helium flow

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    Abdou, Mohamed

    2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    flow path design for an ITER solid breeder blanket module A. Yinga,, M. Narulaa, R. Hunta, M. Abdoua, Y breeder blanket design. Supplying all s the ITER test blanket module (TBM) warrants the need of extensive computer aided engineering (CAE

  18. Fluid Flow In The Resurgent Dome Of Long Valley Caldera- Implications...

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    caldera was cooled to normal thermal conditions by vigorous hydrothermal activity in the past, and that a present-day hot water flow system is responsible for local hot anomalies,...

  19. Review of fluid flow and convective heat transfer within rotating disk cavities

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    Boyer, Edmond

    -00975626,version1-8Apr2014 Author manuscript, published in "International Journal of Thermal Sciences 67 based on and r. Rej Jet Reynolds number based on W and D. ReU Cross-flow Reynolds number Ro Rossby

  20. On the Fundamental Unsteady Fluid Dynamics of Shock-Induced Flows through Ducts

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    Mendoza, Nicole Renee

    2013-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

    Unsteady shock wave propagation through ducts has many applications, ranging from blast wave shelter design to advanced high-speed propulsion systems. The research objective of this study was improved fundamental understanding of the transient flow...

  1. Electromechanics and electrorheology of fluid flow with internal micro-particle electrorotation

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    Huang, Hsin-Fu

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The negative electrorheological responses of two dimensional Couette and Poiseuille flows with internal micro-particle electrorotation are modeled and analyzed via a set of "fully continuum mechanical modeling field ...

  2. Unified formal reduction for fluid models of free-surface shallow gravity-flows

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    modelling of the rheology in e.g. mud flows and land- slides, which are still much investigated model provided the assumptions used for the derivation hold. We obtain a synthetic viewpoint of various

  3. Numerical simulation of laminar reacting flows with complex chemistry

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    Day, Marcus S.; Bell, John B.

    1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present an adaptive algorithm for low Mach number reacting flows with complex chemistry. Our approach uses a form of the low Mach number equations that discretely conserves both mass and energy. The discretization methodology is based on a robust projection formulation that accommodates large density contrasts. The algorithm uses an operator-split treatment of stiff reaction terms and includes effects of differential diffusion. The basic computational approach is embedded in an adaptive projection framework that uses structured hierarchical grids with subcycling in time that preserves the discrete conservation properties of the underlying single-grid algorithm. We present numerical examples illustrating the performance of the method on both premixed and non-premixed flames.

  4. Free-surface flow simulations for discharge-based operation of hydraulic structure gates

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    Erdbrink, C D; Sloot, P M A

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We combine non-hydrostatic flow simulations of the free surface with a discharge model based on elementary gate flow equations for decision support in operation of hydraulic structure gates. A water level-based gate control used in most of today's general practice does not take into account the fact that gate operation scenarios producing similar total discharged volumes and similar water levels may have different local flow characteristics. Accurate and timely prediction of local flow conditions around hydraulic gates is important for several aspects of structure management: ecology, scour, flow-induced gate vibrations and waterway navigation. The modelling approach is described and tested for a multi-gate sluice structure regulating discharge from a river to the sea. The number of opened gates is varied and the discharge is stabilized with automated control by varying gate openings. The free-surface model was validated for discharge showing a correlation coefficient of 0.994 compared to experimental data. A...

  5. Computational fluid dynamic applications

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    Chang, S.-L.; Lottes, S. A.; Zhou, C. Q.

    2000-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

    The rapid advancement of computational capability including speed and memory size has prompted the wide use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes to simulate complex flow systems. CFD simulations are used to study the operating problems encountered in system, to evaluate the impacts of operation/design parameters on the performance of a system, and to investigate novel design concepts. CFD codes are generally developed based on the conservation laws of mass, momentum, and energy that govern the characteristics of a flow. The governing equations are simplified and discretized for a selected computational grid system. Numerical methods are selected to simplify and calculate approximate flow properties. For turbulent, reacting, and multiphase flow systems the complex processes relating to these aspects of the flow, i.e., turbulent diffusion, combustion kinetics, interfacial drag and heat and mass transfer, etc., are described in mathematical models, based on a combination of fundamental physics and empirical data, that are incorporated into the code. CFD simulation has been applied to a large variety of practical and industrial scale flow systems.

  6. Coupling of a multizone airflow simulation program with computational fluid dynamics for indoor environmental analysis

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    Gao, Yang, 1974-

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Current design of building indoor environment comprises macroscopIC approaches, such as CONT AM multizone airflow analysis tool, and microscopic approaches that apply Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Each has certain ...

  7. Plasma flow measurements in a simulated low earth orbit plasma

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    Gabriel, S.B. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Electrical Power and Propulsion Section, Pasadena, CA); Mccoy, J.E. (NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX); Carruth, M.R. Jr. (NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL)

    1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The employment of large, higher power solar arrays for space operation has been considered, taking into account a utilization of high operating voltages. In connection with the consideration of such arrays, attention must be given to the fact that the ambient environment of space contains a tenuous low energy plasma which can interact with the high voltage array causing power 'leakage' and arcing. An investigation has been conducted with the aim to simulate the behavior of such an array in low-earth-orbit (LEO). During the experiments, local concentrations of the 'leakage' current were observed when the panel was at a high voltage. These concentrations could overload or damage a small area of cells in a large string. It was hypothesized that this effect was produced by electrostatic focusing of the particles by the sheath fields. To verify this experimentally, an end-effect Langmuir probe was employed. The obtained results are discussed.

  8. Stochastic Simulations and Sensitivity Analysis of Plasma Flow

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    Lin, Guang; Karniadakis, George E.

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    For complex physical systems with large number of random inputs, it will be very expensive to perform stochastic simulations for all of the random inputs. Stochastic sensitivity analysis is introduced in this paper to rank the significance of random inputs, provide information on which random input has more influence on the system outputs and the coupling or interaction effect among different random inputs. There are two types of numerical methods in stochastic sensitivity analysis: local and global methods. The local approach, which relies on a partial derivative of output with respect to parameters, is used to measure the sensitivity around a local operating point. When the system has strong nonlinearities and parameters fluctuate within a wide range from their nominal values, the local sensitivity does not provide full information to the system operators. On the other side, the global approach examines the sensitivity from the entire range of the parameter variations. The global screening methods, based on One-At-a-Time (OAT) perturbation of parameters, rank the significant parameters and identify their interaction among a large number of parameters. Several screening methods have been proposed in literature, i.e., the Morris method, Cotter's method, factorial experimentation, and iterated fractional factorial design. In this paper, the Morris method, Monte Carlo sampling method, Quasi-Monte Carlo method and collocation method based on sparse grids are studied. Additionally, two MHD examples are presented to demonstrate the capability and efficiency of the stochastic sensitivity analysis, which can be used as a pre-screening technique for reducing the dimensionality and hence the cost in stochastic simulations.

  9. Fluid simulation of an electrostatic plasma sheath with two species of positive ions and charged nanoparticles

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    Foroutan, G. [Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Sahand University of Technology, 51335-1996 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Nanostructure Material Research Center, Sahand University of Technology, 51335-1996 Tabriz (Iran, Islamic Republic of) and School of Physics, University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Sydney (Australia)

    2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    One-dimensional fluid simulations are used to study the dynamics of an electrostatic plasma sheath containing nanosized dust grains and two species of positive ions, i.e., He{sup +} and Ar{sup +}. The impacts of the concentration of each species, the velocity at the sheath edge of the ions, and the bias voltage of the substrate, on the spatial distribution of the velocity and number density of the plasma particles, and the incident fluxes of the ions on the substrate, are investigated. The numerical results show that the sheath thickness increases with increasing {sigma}, the density ratio of He{sup +} ions to Ar{sup +} ions at the sheath edge. For nanosized dust particles considered in this work, the dominant forces are the ion drag and the electric force and the effects of the neutral drag and gravity are negligible. Due to enhancement of the ion drag force and the electric force, the dust velocity increases and, consequently, the dust number density decreases as the concentration at the sheath edge of Ar{sup +} ions is increased. For the same velocity and number density at the sheath edge, the number density of Ar{sup +} ions near the wall is larger than that of He{sup +} ions, but their incident fluxes are the same. The maximum in the dust number density increases with the velocity of Ar{sup +} ions at the sheath edge, but it weakly changes with the Mach number of He{sup +} ions, except for large values of {sigma}. The position of the maximum dust number density initially decreases very quickly with increasing the velocity at the sheath edge of the ions from small values, but then at larger values it changes quite slowly. The differences in the sheath parameters for different values of {sigma} disappear at some values of the velocity at the sheath edge of the ions and dust particles. The incident flux of the ions are independent of the bias voltage of the substrate, but their kinetic energy is equal to the bias potential.

  10. Degradation behavior of hydroxyapatite/poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid nanocomposite in simulated body fluid

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    Liuyun, Jiang, E-mail: jlytxg@163.com [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041 (China); Chengdong, Xiong [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041 (China); Lixin, Jiang; Lijuan, Xu [Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041 (China); Graduated School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Graphical abstract: In this manuscript, we initiated a systematic study to investigate the effect of HA on thermal properties, inner structure, reduction of mechanical strength, surface morphology and the surface deposit of n-HA/PLGA composite with respect to the soaking time. The results showed that n-HA played an important role in improving the degradation behavior of n-HA/PLGA composite, which can accelerate the degradation of n-HA/PLGA composite and endow it with bioactivity, after n-HA was detached from PLGA during the degradation, so that n-HA/PLGA composite may have a more promising prospect of the clinical application than pure PLGA as bone fracture internal fixation materials, and the results would be of reference significance to predict the in vivo degradation and biological properties. - Highlights: • Effect of n-HA on degradation behavior of n-HA/PLGA composite was investigated. • Degradation behaviors of n-HA/PLGA and PLGA were carried out in SBF for 6 months. • Viscosity, thermal properties, inner structure and bending strength were tested. • n-HA can accelerate the degradation and endows it with bioactivity. - Abstract: To investigate the effect of hydroxyapatite(HA) on the degradation behavior of hydroxyapatite/poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (HA/PLGA) nanocomposite, the degradation experiment of n-HA/PLGA composite and pure PLGA were carried out by soaking in simulated body fluid(SBF) at 37 °C for 1, 2, 4 and 6 months. The change of intrinsic viscosity, thermal properties, inner structure, bending strength reduction, surface morphology and the surface deposit of n-HA/PLGA composite and pure PLGA with respect to the soaking time were investigated by means of UbbeloHde Viscometer, differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), scanning electron microscope(SEM), electromechanical universal tester, a conventional camera and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The results showed that n-HA played an important role in improving the degradation behavior of n-HA/PLGA composite, which can accelerate the degradation PLGA and endow it with bioactivity, after n-HA was detached from PLGA during the degradation, so that n-HA/PLGA composite may have a more promising prospect of the clinical application than pure PLGA as bone fracture internal fixation materials.

  11. Fracture Network and Fluid Flow Imaging for EGS Applications from Multi-Dimensional Electrical Resistivity Structure

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    Project objectives: Develop a 3-D code for simulating EM responses at the surface of the earth with topographic variations. To start; two platform choices will be pursued to determine the superior approach.

  12. MULTIDIMENSIONAL NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THE REACTING FLOW IN A PULSE COMBUSTOR \\Lambda

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    MULTIDIMENSIONAL NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THE REACTING FLOW IN A PULSE COMBUSTOR \\Lambda Daniel L to study the behavior of pulse combustors. Our approach is based on the use of higher­order Godunov meth of pulse combustor is based on a Helmholtz resonator -- a burning cycle drives a resonant pressure wave

  13. Large Eddy Simulation Analysis of Flow Field Inside a High-g Combustor

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    Raman, Venkat

    Large Eddy Simulation Analysis of Flow Field Inside a High-g Combustor C. Heye , C. Lietz , J-compact combustors (UCC) are a technology for reducing the size of combustors. In these combustors the fuel and air results exhibit significant entrainment of fuel into recirculation zones inside the combustor, however

  14. Simulation of water flow and solute transport in free-drainage lysimeters and field soils with

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    Flury, Markus

    Simulation of water flow and solute transport in free-drainage lysimeters and field soils for studying the fate and transport of chemicals in soil. Large-scale field lysimeters are used to assess pesticide behaviour and radionuclide transport, and are assumed to represent natural field conditions better

  15. Numerical simulations of gas-particle flows with combustion Julien NUSSBAUM

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Numerical simulations of gas-particle flows with combustion Julien NUSSBAUM French-german Research. At the initial time, the mixture of gas-powder grains is contained in the combustion chamber, limited gas species. The pressure increases in the combustion chamber, while the front flame propagates

  16. Resistive MHD Simulations of Laminar Round Jets with Application to Magnetic Nozzle Flows

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    Araya, Daniel

    2012-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

    physics. This new code is validated against known solutions to MHD channel flows and new results are presented for simulations of a laminar round jet subject to a constant applied magnetic field as well as the diverging magnetic field of a current loop...

  17. Flow Simulations of a Rotating MidSized Rim Driven Wind Turbine

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    Maccabe, Barney

    Flow Simulations of a Rotating MidSized Rim Driven Wind Turbine Bryan E. Kaiser1 , Andrew B: poroseva@unm.edu Introduction Conventional horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWTs) require harvesting. To overcome this limitation, small to midsized wind turbine designs capable of power

  18. A Coupled Approach for Plasma-Based Flow Control Simulations of Wing Sections

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    Roy, Subrata

    a role in momentum coupling, though as noted in Ref. 10 there is no significant heating of the airA Coupled Approach for Plasma-Based Flow Control Simulations of Wing Sections Datta V. Gaitonde Vehicles Directorate Kettering University Air Force Research Laboratory Flint, MI 48504 Wright

  19. Perturbative analysis of sheared flow Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in a weakly relativistic magnetized electron fluid

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    Sundar, Sita; Das, Amita; Kaw, Predhiman [Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar-382428 (India)

    2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    In the interaction of intense lasers with matter/plasma, energetic electrons having relativistic energies get created. These energetic electrons can often have sheared flow profiles as they propagate through the plasma medium. In an earlier study [Phys. Plasmas 17, 022101 (2010)], it was shown that a relativistic sheared electron flow modifies the growth rate and threshold condition of the conventional Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. A perturbative analytic treatment for the case of weakly relativistic regime has been provided here. It provides good agreement with the numerical results obtained earlier.

  20. Characterizing fractured rock for fluid-flow, geomechanical, and paleostress modeling: Methods and preliminary results from Yucca Mountain, Nevada

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    Barton, C.C.; Larsen, E.; Page, W.R.; Howard, T.M.

    1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Fractures have been characterized for fluid-flow, geomechanical, and paleostress modeling at three localities in the vicinity of drill hole USW G-4 at Yucca Mountain in southwestern Nevada. A method for fracture characterization is introduced that integrates mapping fracture-trace networks and quantifying eight fracture parameters: trace length, orientation, connectivity, aperture, roughness, shear offset, trace-length density, and mineralization. A complex network of fractures was exposed on three 214- to 260-m 2 pavements cleared of debris in the upper lithophysal unit of the Tiva Canyon Member of the Miocene Paint-brush Tuff. The pavements are two-dimensional sections through the three-dimensional network of strata-bound fractures. All fractures with trace lengths greater than 0.2 m were mapped and studied.

  1. Apparatus and method for interaction phenomena with world modules in data-flow-based simulation

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    Xavier, Patrick G. (Albuquerque, NM); Gottlieb, Eric J. (Corrales, NM); McDonald, Michael J. (Albuquerque, NM); Oppel, III, Fred J. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A method and apparatus accommodate interaction phenomenon in a data-flow-based simulation of a system of elements, by establishing meta-modules to simulate system elements and by establishing world modules associated with interaction phenomena. World modules are associated with proxy modules from a group of meta-modules associated with one of the interaction phenomenon. The world modules include a communication world, a sensor world, a mobility world, and a contact world. World modules can be further associated with other world modules if necessary. Interaction phenomenon are simulated in corresponding world modules by accessing member functions in the associated group of proxy modules. Proxy modules can be dynamically allocated at a desired point in the simulation to accommodate the addition of elements in the system of elements such as a system of robots, a system of communication terminals, or a system of vehicles, being simulated.

  2. Viscoelastic fluid flow in a 2D channel bounded above by a deformable finite thickness elastic wall

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    Chakraborty, Debadi

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The steady flow of three viscoelastic fluids (Oldroyd-B, FENE-P, and Owens model for blood) in a two-dimensional channel, partly bound by a deformable, finite thickness neo-Hookean solid, is computed. The limiting Weissenberg number beyond which computations fail to converge is found to increase with increasing dimensionless solid elasticity parameter {\\Gamma}, following the trend Owens > FENE- P > Oldroyd-B. The highly shear thinning nature of Owens model leads to the elastic solid always collapsing into the channel, for the wide range of values of {\\Gamma} considered here. In the case of the FENE-P and Oldroyd-B models, however, the fluid-solid interface can be either within the channel, or bulge outwards, depending on the value of {\\Gamma}. This behaviour differs considerably from predictions of earlier models that treat the deformable solid as a zero-thickness membrane, in which case the membrane always lies within the channel. The capacity of the solid wall to support both pressure and shear stress, in c...

  3. Adaptive Finite element approximation of steady flows of incompressible fluids with implicit power-law-like rheology

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    Christian Kreuzer; Endre Süli

    2015-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    We develop the a posteriori error analysis of finite element approximations of implicit power-law-like models for viscous incompressible fluids. The Cauchy stress and the symmetric part of the velocity gradient in the class of models under consideration are related by a, possibly multi--valued, maximal monotone $r$-graph, with $\\frac{2d}{d+1}finite element residual, as well as the local stability of the error bound. We then consider an adaptive finite element approximation of the problem, and, under suitable assumptions, we show the weak convergence of the adaptive algorithm to a weak solution of the boundary-value problem. The argument is based on a variety of weak compactness techniques, including Chacon's biting lemma and a finite element counterpart of the Acerbi--Fusco Lipschitz truncation of Sobolev functions, introduced by L. Diening, C. Kreuzer and E. S\\"uli [Finite element approximation of steady flows of incompressible fluids with implicit power-law-like rheology. SIAM J. Numer. Anal., 51(2), 984--1015].

  4. Slip Flow Fluid-Structure-Interaction J. van Rij, T. Harman, T. Ameel*

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    Utah, University of

    per unit mass E Young's modulus of elasticity, ( )KGGK 39 + f force per unit volume FD drag force Fo Fourier number, 2 Dt G shear modulus of elasticity * Corresponding author. Tel.: +1-801-585-9730; fax: +1 moment of inertia K bulk modulus of elasticity rsK momentum exchange coefficient slip rsK slip flow

  5. Tracer Fluid Flow through Porous Media: Theory Applied to Acid Stimulation Treatments in Carbonate Rocks

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    Zakaria Mohamed Reda, Ahmed

    2014-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    the flow behavior in vuggy rocks, including the more pronounced works of Hidajat et al. (2004), Moctezuma Berthier et al. (2000), Xu et al. (1998), Zhang et al. (2004 and 2005), and Arbogast et al. (2004). Zhang et al. (2005) conducted number...

  6. Under consideration for publication in J. Fluid Mech. 1 Hydrodynamic effects in channel flow due to

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    Sen, Mihir

    is that of a boundary layer exposed to wall vi- brations. The concept of complia the resulting linear system of equations. Resonance is found in the oscillatory flow at a Strohaul num- ber be applied. 1. Introduction Unsteady boundaries commonly occur in many engineering as well as natural applica

  7. Transient fluid and heat flow modeling in coupled wellbore/reservoir systems

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    Izgec, Bulent

    2009-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    ....................................................... 66 5.3.1 Modeling Field Data ..................................................................... 68 5.3.2 Optimal Location of Permanent Downhole Gauge....................... 71 5.4 Effect of Gauge Location on Pressure-Transient Analysis... at the midpoint of the flow string................................. 70 Figure 5.26 Downhole gauge placement configurations .............................................. 71 Figure 5.27 Temperature and density profiles in the wellbore...

  8. Two-fluid flowing equilibria of compact plasmas Loren C. Steinhauer

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    or presence of a jÃ?B force. The force-free class may have significant flows. Spheromaks are in this class-force-free class is energetically favorable. This sheds light on the FRC-spheromak bifurcation observed- perimentally only in certain arrangements reversed-field pinch, spheromak and then only in the central ``core

  9. Physics-Based Low Order Galerkin Models in Fluid Dynamics & Flow Control

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    Gorban, Alexander N.

    (Berlin Institute of Technology MB1, Germany) Marek Morzynski (Poznan University of Technology, Poland models of energy supply and consumption. Yet a third principle is the realization that governing flow to time-averaged energy dynamics of Galerkin modes, and gives rise to physically based, nonlinear sub

  10. Imaging Fluid Flow in Geothermal Wells Using Distributed Thermal Perturbation Sensing

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    Project objective: A New Geothermal Well Imaging Tool. 1.To develop a robust and easily deployable DTPS for monitoring in geothermal wells; and 2. Develop the associated analysis methodology for flow imaging; and?when possible by wellbore conditions?to determine in situthermal conductivity and basal heat flux.

  11. Fluid flow near reservoir lakes inferred from the spatial and temporal analysis of the electric potential

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    Adolphs, Ralph

    , 2002. 1. Introduction [2] Detecting subsurface groundwater circulation using geophysical methods to result from the electrokinetic coupling associated with a vertical groundwater flow connecting a constant pore pressure source to the bottom of the lakes. Numerical modeling indicates that the spatial

  12. Multiscale Simulation of Blood Flow in Brain Arteries with an Aneurysm

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    Leopold Grinberg; Vitali Morozov; Dmitry A. Fedosov; Joseph Insley; Michael Papka; Kalyan Kumaran; George Karniadakis

    2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Multi-scale modeling of arterial blood flow can shed light on the interaction between events happening at micro- and meso-scales (i.e., adhesion of red blood cells to the arterial wall, clot formation) and at macro-scales (i.e., change in flow patterns due to the clot). Coupled numerical simulations of such multi-scale flow require state-of-the-art computers and algorithms, along with techniques for multi-scale visualizations. This animation presents results of studies used in the development of a multi-scale visualization methodology. First we use streamlines to show the path the flow is taking as it moves through the system, including the aneurysm. Next we investigate the process of thrombus (blood clot) formation, which may be responsible for the rupture of aneurysms, by concentrating on the platelet blood cells, observing as they aggregate on the wall of the aneurysm

  13. Fluid dynamics of rivulet flow between plates W. Drenckhan, H. Ritacco, A. Saint-Jalmes, A. Saugey, P. McGuinness, A. van der Net, D. Langevin, and D.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    spaced, vertical glass plates. Such a "rivulet" is bounded by two liquid/solid and two mobile liquid/gas interfaces, posing fluid dynamic problems of direct relevance to local fluid flow in liquid foams/liquid or liquid/gas interfaces, as found in foams and emulsions, which respond to flow by adjusting their shape

  14. Identification of fluid-flow paths in the Cerro Prieto geothermal field

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    Halfman, S.E.; Lippmann, M.J.; Zelwer, R.; Howard, J.H.

    1982-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A hydrogeologic model of the Cerro Prieto geothermal field has been developed based on geophysical and lithologic well logs, downhole temperature, and well completion data from about 90 deep wells. The hot brines seem to originate in the eastern part of the field, flowing in a westward direction and rising through gaps in the shaly layers which otherwise act as partial caprocks to the geothermal resource.

  15. Materials Science and Engineering B 117 (2005) 5361 Finite element analysis-based design of a fluid-flow control nano-valve

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    Grujicic, Mica

    2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Materials Science and Engineering B 117 (2005) 53­61 Finite element analysis-based design A finite element method-based procedure is developed for the design of molecularly functionalized nano of a fluid-flow control nano-valve. The results obtained suggest that the finite element-based procedure

  16. Numerical simulations of aggregate breakup in bounded and unbounded turbulent flows

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    Matthaus U. Babler; Luca Biferale; Luca Brandt; Ulrike Feudel; Ksenia Guseva; Alessandra S. Lanotte; Cristian Marchioli; Francesco Picano; Gaetano Sardina; Alfredo Soldati; Federico Toschi

    2015-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

    Breakup of small aggregates in fully developed turbulence is studied by means of direct numerical simulations in a series of typical bounded and unbounded flow configurations, such as a turbulent channel flow, a developing boundary layer and homogeneous isotropic turbulence. The simplest criterion for breakup is adopted, whereas aggregate breakup occurs when the local hydrodynamic stress $\\sigma\\sim \\varepsilon^{1/2}$, with $\\varepsilon$ being the energy dissipation at the position of the aggregate, overcomes a given threshold $\\sigma_\\mathrm{cr}$, which is characteristic for a given type of aggregates. Results show that the breakup rate decreases with increasing threshold. For small thresholds, it develops a universal scaling among the different flows. For high thresholds, the breakup rates show strong differences between the different flow configurations, highlighting the importance of non-universal mean-flow properties. To further assess the effects of flow inhomogeneity and turbulent fluctuations, theresults are compared with those obtained in a smooth stochastic flow. Furthermore, we discuss the limitations and applicability of a set of independent proxies.

  17. A computational model for viscous fluid flow, heat transfer, and melting in in situ vitrification melt pools

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    McHugh, P.R.; Ramshaw, J.D.

    1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    MAGMA is a FORTRAN computer code designed to viscous flow in in situ vitrification melt pools. It models three-dimensional, incompressible, viscous flow and heat transfer. The momentum equation is coupled to the temperature field through the buoyancy force terms arising from the Boussinesq approximation. All fluid properties, except density, are assumed variable. Density is assumed constant except in the buoyancy force terms in the momentum equation. A simple melting model based on the enthalpy method allows the study of the melt front progression and latent heat effects. An indirect addressing scheme used in the numerical solution of the momentum equation voids unnecessary calculations in cells devoid of liquid. Two-dimensional calculations can be performed using either rectangular or cylindrical coordinates, while three-dimensional calculations use rectangular coordinates. All derivatives are approximated by finite differences. The incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are solved using a new fully implicit iterative technique, while the energy equation is differenced explicitly in time. Spatial derivatives are written in conservative form using a uniform, rectangular, staggered mesh based on the marker and cell placement of variables. Convective terms are differenced using a weighted average of centered and donor cell differencing to ensure numerical stability. Complete descriptions of MAGMA governing equations, numerics, code structure, and code verification are provided. 14 refs.

  18. Computational fluid dynamic simulations of chemical looping fuel reactors utilizing gaseous fuels

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    Mahalatkar, K.; Kuhlman, J.; Huckaby, E.D.; O'Brien, T.

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A computational fluid dynamic(CFD) model for the fuel reactor of chemical looping combustion technology has been developed,withspecialfocusonaccuratelyrepresentingtheheterogeneous chemicalreactions.Acontinuumtwo-fluidmodelwasusedtodescribeboththegasandsolidphases. Detailedsub-modelstoaccountforfluid–particleandparticle–particleinteractionforceswerealso incorporated.Twoexperimentalcaseswereanalyzedinthisstudy(Son andKim,2006; Mattisonetal., 2001). SimulationswerecarriedouttotestthecapabilityoftheCFDmodeltocapturechangesinoutletgas concentrationswithchangesinnumberofparameterssuchassuperficialvelocity,metaloxide concentration,reactortemperature,etc.Fortheexperimentsof Mattissonetal.(2001), detailedtime varyingoutletconcentrationvalueswerecompared,anditwasfoundthatCFDsimulationsprovideda reasonablematchwiththisdata.

  19. Simulation of coastal flow fields when the incident solar radiation is obscured

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    Molenkamp, C.R.

    1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In the aftermath of a large scale nuclear exchange, smoke from fires started by the explosions would be lofted into the troposphere and lower stratosphere. If sufficient amounts are injected, this smoke would be so thick that very little solar radiation would penetrate to the ground. The ground surface, obscured from insolation by the smoke, would cool rapidly leading to temperature decreases of 10 to 25/sup 0/C in the lower atmosphere. Among the many possible effects accompanying this cooling, a suggestion has been made that regions of enhanced and persistent precipitation could occur along continental coastlines due to the response of the flow fields to the more rapid cooling of air over land than over the oceans. This paper describes a simulation intended to investigate this super land breeze hypothesis using a mesoscale model that has been used to simulate normal land and sea breeze flows. The simulation shows that fog and clouds form over both land and sea with the net result that there is no dramatic temperature difference at the continental coastline and no significant induced flow or vertical motion. This simulation again contravenes the super land breeze precipitation hypothesis. In addition, it points out the moderating effect cloud and fog formation would have on the rate of cooling over the continents.

  20. Optimized Cross-Slot Flow Geometry for Microfluidic Extensional Rheometry

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    Haward, Simon J.

    A precision-machined cross-slot flow geometry with a shape that has been optimized by numerical simulation of the fluid kinematics is fabricated and used to measure the extensional viscosity of a dilute polymer solution. ...