Swirl Flow Around a Rotating Disk
Model ID: 616
Swirl flow is an application that involves steady rotational flow around an axis. Rather than modeling this process in 3D, COMSOL Multiphysics provides a 2D axisymmetric interface where the flow in the rotational direction is still included in the equations.
This example shows the effect of a rotating cylinder on the flow in a container. Such applications are often used in chemical kinetic experimental devices known as rotating disk electrodes.
|A combined surface and streamline plot showing the results for angular velocity. The surface plot shows the turbulent viscosity and the white lines are streamlines of the velocity field.|