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Numerical Investigations of Arched Vortex Characteristics Generated at T-Junction Piping Systems

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Toshiharu Muramatsu

Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute, O-arai, Ibaraki, Japan

Paper No. PVP2004-3137, pp. 201-208; 8 pages
  • ASME/JSME 2004 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Computational Technologies for Fluid/Thermal/Structural/Chemical Systems With Industrial Applications, Volume 2
  • San Diego, California, USA, July 25–29, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4686-5
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


Thermohydraulic analyses for a fundamental water experiment simulating thermal striping phenomena at T-junction piping systems were carried out using a quasi-direct numerical simulation code DINUS-3, which is represented by instantaneous Navier-Stokes equations and deals with a modified third-order upwind scheme for convection terms. Calculated results were compared with experimental results on the flow patterns in the downstream region of the systems, the arched vortex structures under a deflecting jet condition, the generation frequency of the arched vortex, etc. in the various conditions; i.e., diameter ratio α, flow velocity ratio β and Reynolds number Re. From the comparisons, it was confirmed that (1) the DINUS-3 code is applicable to the flow pattern classifications in the downstream region of the T-junction piping systems, (2) the arched vortex characteristics with lower frequency components and their generation possibilities can be estimated numerically by the DINUS-3 code, and (3) special attentions should be paid to the arched vortex generations with lower frequency components of fluid temperature fluctuations in the design of T-junction systems from the viewpoints of the avoidances for the thermal striping.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME



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