Performance Improvement of a Typical Manifold using Computational Fluid Dynamics
1 Department of Mathematics and Computational Sciences, BIUST, Palapye, Botswana
2 COMMAIR, Osborne Park, WA, Australia
This paper presents an analysis of fluid flow in a typical manifold. A commercially available Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) package has been used to analyze the flow pattern inside the manifold. Pressure drop in whole fluid domain and mass flow rate in all the outlets in the manifold have been computed. Based on the preliminary results, a modification to inside of the main pipe of the manifold has been incorporated. The performance of the modified design has been compared with the original design from the point of view of average temperature and mass flow rate at the outlets. A simple modification has been shown to improve the uniformity of temperature and mass flow at the outlets.
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