A CFD study of fluid flow characteristics in the vicinity of a truncated sphere in a long, narrow channel

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dc.contributor.advisor Signature Illegible
dc.contributor.author Ikenze, Chukwuemeka
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-01T17:05:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-01T17:05:29Z
dc.date.issued 1996-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/13405
dc.description.abstract In this work, a computational fluid dynamics software (STAR-CD) has been used to study the fluid flow characteristics near a small, truncated sphere located on the floor of a long, narrow channel. The sphere represents a nucleating bubble formed in a subcooled flow boiling process. The predictions of the CFD analyses are helpful toward developing an understanding of the mechanisms which drive the formation of bubbles, and their subsequent departure from a heated surface during this process. The working fluid is water at 20 celsius. The analyses yielded velocity vectors near the sphere, pressure contours and a stagnation point on the surface of the sphere. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject CFD analysis en_US
dc.subject Fluid dynamics en_US
dc.subject Fluid flow en_US
dc.subject STAR-CD en_US
dc.subject.lcc TA357 .I456 1996 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fluid dynamics--Data processing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ebullition--Data processing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nucleate boiling--Data processing en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heat--Transmission--Data processing en_US
dc.title A CFD study of fluid flow characteristics in the vicinity of a truncated sphere in a long, narrow channel en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Engineering en_US
dc.description.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_US

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