Computational fluid dynamic applications

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The rapid advancement of computational capability including speed and memory size has prompted the wide use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes to simulate complex flow systems. CFD simulations are used to study the operating problems encountered in system, to evaluate the impacts of operation/design parameters on the performance of a system, and to investigate novel design concepts. CFD codes are generally developed based on the conservation laws of mass, momentum, and energy that govern the characteristics of a flow. The governing equations are simplified and discretized for a selected computational grid system. Numerical methods are selected to simplify and ... continued below

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Chang, S.-L.; Lottes, S. A. & Zhou, C. Q. April 3, 2000.

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The rapid advancement of computational capability including speed and memory size has prompted the wide use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes to simulate complex flow systems. CFD simulations are used to study the operating problems encountered in system, to evaluate the impacts of operation/design parameters on the performance of a system, and to investigate novel design concepts. CFD codes are generally developed based on the conservation laws of mass, momentum, and energy that govern the characteristics of a flow. The governing equations are simplified and discretized for a selected computational grid system. Numerical methods are selected to simplify and calculate approximate flow properties. For turbulent, reacting, and multiphase flow systems the complex processes relating to these aspects of the flow, i.e., turbulent diffusion, combustion kinetics, interfacial drag and heat and mass transfer, etc., are described in mathematical models, based on a combination of fundamental physics and empirical data, that are incorporated into the code. CFD simulation has been applied to a large variety of practical and industrial scale flow systems.

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OSTI as DE00754480

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  • International Energy Forum, ENERGEX 2000, Las Vegas, NV (US), 07/23/2000--07/28/2000

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  • Report No.: ANL/ES/CP-101437
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 754480
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706421

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Chang, S.-L.; Lottes, S. A. & Zhou, C. Q. Computational fluid dynamic applications, article, April 3, 2000; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706421/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.