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Design Analysis of the Volumatic: A CFD and Experimental Study

[+] Author Affiliations
Vahid Jalili, Mayur K. Patel, Christopher Bailey

University of Greenwich, London, UK

Steve Begg

University of Brighton, Brighton, UK

Henk Versteeg, Graham Hargrave

Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

Ian Shrubb

Astra Zeneca Pharmaceutical Company, UK

Paper No. PVP2002-1555, pp. 221-227; 7 pages
  • ASME 2002 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Computational Technologies for Fluid/Thermal/Structural/Chemical Systems With Industrial Applications, Volume 1
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 5–9, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4659-8
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


The aim of this paper has been to describe the novel approach adopted in studying the flow field within the Volumatic. In this study a combination of engineering tools such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA) and Flow visualization techniques have been employed. The initial part of the study involved the use of CFD in modelling the drug entering the Volumatic. The CFD model was then validated against measurements made using LDA. The agreement obtained was very good; this was particularly encouraging as the CFD analysis was carried out some six months prior to the experimental study.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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