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- CFD investigation of turbidity spikes for different velocity and particle load profiles in a horizontal pipe
- Hossain, A.; Naser, J.; Imteaz, M.
- A comprehensive 3D numerical investigation of the behaviour of particles flowing through a horizontal pipe has been studied in this paper. The multiphase mixture module available in the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model FLUENT 6.2 is used in this study. Five different time-dependent flows and particle-load profiles have been used to simulate particle flow behaviour though the pipeline. The deposition of particles along the pipe has been investigated. The effect of unsteady fluid velocity over particle loads has also been investigated. Results show that after a certain length of pipe and/or travel time, when the velocity becomes steady after a deceleration period, the pipe shear stress is strong enough to cause some particle deposition or rolling along the bottom surface of the pipe wall, creating a secondary accumulation of particles (called shoot). Various velocity and particle load profiles have been considered in the light of real phenomena occurring in Melbourne's South East Water Ltd distribution network. The paper is expected to help the water authorities in understanding the propagation of turbidity spikes in pipe networks.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- Australian Journal of Water Resources, Vol. 14, no. 1 (2010), pp. 63-73
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0905 Civil Engineering
- CFD; Computational fluid dynamics; Horizontal pipes; Particle load; Turbidity spikes; Velocity
- Engineers Australia
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © Institution of Engineers Australia 2010. Engineers Australia does not allow institutions to archive either the accepted manuscript or the published version of the article.
- Peer reviewed