CFD simulation of gas–water two-phase flow in turbocharger

Yao, J. and Yao, Y. and Mason, P. J. and Zhang, T. and Heyes, F. J. G. and Roach, P. E. (2008) CFD simulation of gas–water two-phase flow in turbocharger. In: Fifth International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD5), July 7 – 11, 2008, Seoul, South Korean.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01273-0_108

Abstract

A turbocharger is widely used by industry as an efficient thermal performance enhancement device, and its efficiency is often dependent on the conditions and properties of the working fluid. One industry problem is the use of low-grade diesel, that produces various combustion products, and thus causes blade throat blockage, blade corrosion, damage, etc. At present, one solution is to attach an ad hoc online water washing system that operates daily to remove in part any accumulated solid deposits. While the method works well, an in-depth understanding of the washing mechanism is still quite limited. Complementary to essential in-house rig testing, it is now feasible to carry out numerical simulation of flow thus to provide further understanding. A combined experimental and numerical study of gas-water two-phase flow in turbocharger has therefore been proposed with some results presented here.

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Additional Information:A turbocharger is widely used by industry as an efficient thermal performance enhancement device, and its efficiency is often dependent on the conditions and properties of the working fluid. One industry problem is the use of low-grade diesel, that produces various combustion products, and thus causes blade throat blockage, blade corrosion, damage, etc. At present, one solution is to attach an ad hoc online water washing system that operates daily to remove in part any accumulated solid deposits. While the method works well, an in-depth understanding of the washing mechanism is still quite limited. Complementary to essential in-house rig testing, it is now feasible to carry out numerical simulation of flow thus to provide further understanding. A combined experimental and numerical study of gas-water two-phase flow in turbocharger has therefore been proposed with some results presented here.
Keywords:CFD Simulatio, Gas-Water, Turbochager, heatTransfer
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F343 Computational Physics
H Engineering > H321 Turbine Technology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:5449
Deposited By: Jun Yao
Deposited On:07 May 2012 09:48
Last Modified:07 May 2012 09:48

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