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The Magnus Effect

The Magnus effect explains the curl that soccer players can give the ball, resulting in the enjoyable goals that we can see in every World Cup™. This model looks at the Magnus effect in the laminar and turbulent flow regimes for transient and stationary flows. It also discusses the simulation results and relates them to experimental measurements on soccer balls found in the literature.

Turbulent Two-Phase Flow Benchmark

This model shows how to solve a turbulent two-phase flow problem with the k-epsilon Turbulence Model closure model. Industrial scale mold-filling problems often involve free-surface flows with a high Reynolds number, and a suitable turbulence model must be employed. Liquid water is injected into a filling plate at a velocity of 16 m/s. The liquid density is 1000 kg/m3 and the viscosity is ...

Bending Pipe

This model studies the fluid flow through a bending pipe in 3D for the Reynolds number 300 000. Because of the high Reynolds number, the k-epsilon and the k-omega turbulence models are used. Calculations with and without corner smoothing are performed. The results are compared with experimental data.

Flow in an Airlift Loop Reactor

This example illustrates multiphase flow modeling in an airlift loop reactor. The reactor is filled with water and air bubbles are injected at the bottom through two frits. Due to buoyancy, the bubbles rise, inducing a circulating motion of the liquid. The model specifically investigates the effect of including bubble-induced turbulence.

Journal Bearing

Journal bearings are used to carry radial loads, for example, to support a rotating shaft. A simple journal bearing consists of two rigid cylinders. The outer cylinder (bearing) wraps the inner rotating journal (shaft). The new thin-film flow user interfaces of the CFD Module enables lubrication analysis and full elastohydrodynamic simulations. This example shows the pressure distribution in ...

Removing Contaminants in a Secondary Sedimentation Clarifier

Wastewater treatment is a several-step process for removing contaminants. Firstly, large, solid particles are removed through sedimentation, flotation, and filtration. And then in a second step, biological treatment causes the smaller particles to aggregate, forming so called flocs. These flocs can be more easily removed by processes such as sedimentation. In a circular secondary clarifier, ...

Turbulent Residence Time in a Baffled Reactor

Large-scale reactors are usually made from stationary parts, often involving baffles. They make use of the baffled- imposed turbulence to provide mixing within the reactor. Yet, such reactors need to be optimized as too much baffling can create unnecessary turbulence and pressure drops. Too few can lead to short-circuiting and dead zones. An indication of residence time is a pointer toward ...

1D Plane Slider bearing

This benchmark model computes the load-carrying capacity of a one dimensional hydrodynamic slider bearing. The results are compared with analytic expressions obtained by solving the Reynolds equations directly in this simple case.

Optimizing a Thermal Process

A thermal processing scenario is modeled whereby two heaters raise the temperature of a gas flowing through a channel. The Optimization Module is used to find the heater power to maximize the outflow temperature, while maintaining a constraint on the peak temperature at the heaters themselves.

Transient elastohydrodynamic squeeze film interaction

This benchmark model computes the transient pressure distribution and film height in a squeeze film bearing for lubrication in a nonconformal conjunction of a solid sphere and an elastic wall separated by a lubricant film. This model solves the benchmark case of hydrodynamic interaction between a solid sphere and a wall separated by a lubricant film, and extends the benchmark case to include ...

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