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Numerical Simulation of the Influence of Water Flow on the Piers of a Bridge for Different Incidence Angles

Danqing Huang*
College of Civil Engineering, Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College, Zhangzhou, 363105, China
* Corresponding Author: Danqing Huang. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: EFD and Heat Transfer IV)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2023, 19(3), 845-854. https://doi.org/10.32604/fdmp.2022.020314

Received 16 November 2021; Accepted 08 June 2022; Issue published 29 September 2022

Abstract

A two-dimensional mathematical model is used to simulate the influence of water flow on the piers of a bridge for different incidence angles. In particular, a finite volume method is used to discretize the Navier-Stokes control equations and calculate the circumferential pressure coefficient distribution on the bridge piers’ surface. The results show that the deflection of the flow is non-monotonic. It first increases and then decreases with an increase in the skew angle.

Keywords

Bridge pier; water flow simulation; impact resistance; flow field around flow; model; fluid mechanics

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Huang, D. (2023). Numerical Simulation of the Influence of Water Flow on the Piers of a Bridge for Different Incidence Angles. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 19(3), 845–854.



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