Flow Simulations in a Liquid Ring Pump Using a Particle Method
K. Kakuda; Y. Ushiyama; S. Obara; J. Toyotani; S. Matsuda; H. Tanaka; K. Katagiri

doi:10.3970/cmes.2010.066.215
Source CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 215-226, 2010
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Keywords particle method, MPS, liquid ring vacuum pump, rotating impeller.
Abstract The application of the MPS (Moving Particle Semi-implicit) scheme to incompressible viscous fluid flow problem in the liquid ring vacuum pump with rotating impeller is presented. The rotating impeller in the pump is attached to a center hub and located in off-set from the center of a cylindrical body. For such flow problem there are some interesting phenomena including the formation of the liquid ring by rotating impeller, the interface dynamics between gas and liquid, and so forth. The MPS scheme is widely utilized as a particle strategy for the free surface flow, the problem of moving boundary, and multi-physics/multi-scale ones. Numerical results demonstrate the workability and the validity of the present approach through incompressible viscous fluid flow in the pump with rotating impeller blades.
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