A modified low-reynolds-number turbulence model applicable to recirculating flow in pipe expansion

Keh-Chin Chang, W. D. Hsieh, C. S. Chen

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Abstract

A modified low-Reynolds-number k-ε turbulence model is developed in this work. The performance of the proposed model is assessed through testing with fully developed pipe flows and recirculating flow in pipe expansion. Attention is specifically focused on the flow region around the reattachment point. It is shown that the proposed model is capable of correctly predicting the near-wall limiting flow behavior while avoiding occurrence of the singular difficulty near the reattachment point as applying to the recirculating flow in sudden-expansion pipe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-423
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
Volume117
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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