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Analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer in industrial fluid couplings

Sun, Zixiang, Chew, J, Fomison, N and Edwards, D (2009) Analysis of fluid flow and heat transfer in industrial fluid couplings P I MECH ENG C-J MEC, 223 (9). pp. 2049-2062.

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Computational fluid dynamics solutions are presented for unsteady flow and heat transfer in model fluid couplings. Factors studied include the effects of coupling size, cooling throughflow, vane numbers, and angled vanes. Predictions of torque characteristics are consistent with previously published experimental data and an elementary analysis. In this initial study, only single-phase solutions are presented, although these results do confirm that cavitation and/or air entrapment can be significant in practice. Angling of the vanes at 20 degrees to the axial direction is found to give a large increase in torque at low slip running conditions. However, pressure variations within the coupling are also increased and so the angled vane geometry will be more susceptible to cavitation.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
Chew, J
Fomison, N
Edwards, D
Date : September 2009
DOI : 10.1243/09544062JMES1478
Uncontrolled Keywords : fluid coupling, computational fluid dynamics analysis, heat transfer, torque characteristics, IMPROVING STARTUP BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE PREDICTION, RUNNER GEOMETRY
Additional Information : Published in Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 9 (223) 2009. Copyright 2009 Sage Publications.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 06 Nov 2013 11:41
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:48

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