Opis: The non-Newtonian fluid flow in a sharp 90 curved pipe is studied numerically to obtain the pressure loss coefficient prompted by disagreement between the existing empirical correlations and results obtained by computer codes. This disagreement results from presumption of fully developed flow throughout the curvature (correlations) while the actual flow is partially developed for the Newtonian and sharp 90 curved bend non-Newtonian flows, and fully developed for slightly bent 90 curvature non-Newtonian flow. The Quadratic model is employed to accommodate the shear-thickening behavior of an electrostatic ash and water mixture. Numerical results are obtained for different values of Reynolds number. Finally, results for local pressure loss coefficient are compared with values obtained for the Power law rheological model. Ključne besede:shear-thickening fluid, fluid dynamics, rheological model, pipe bend flow, numerical modelling, pressure losses Objavljeno: 30.05.2012; Ogledov: 1113; Prenosov: 46 Povezava na celotno besedilo

Opis: This paper proposes a mathematical model underlying a computer program for flow-pressure analysis of loop gas pipe networks. The method is used on a test case with four nodes. The HAPN application for flow-pressure analyses of low pressure gas pipe networks is completely designed in object-oriented programming technology. The equations, which describe the physical flow-pressure conditions through every cross point are assumed to be continuous and the energy of every closed loop of analyzed network conserved. The system of non-linear equations was linearized by LTM (Linear Theory Method). The algorithm for numerical module LTM and the method for solution of sparse matrix are developed at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Maribor, Slovenia. Ključne besede:fluid mechanics, gas pipe networks, linear method, non-linear programming, pressure losses Objavljeno: 01.06.2012; Ogledov: 1113; Prenosov: 20 Povezava na celotno besedilo