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    Investigation of Squeezing Unsteady Nanofluid Flow Using the Modified Decomposition Method

    Lei Lu1,2, Li-Hua Liu3,4, Xiao-Xiao Li1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.101, No.1, pp. 1-15, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.101.001
    Abstract In this paper, we use the modified decomposition method (MDM) to solve the unsteady flow of a nanofluid squeezing between two parallel equations. Copper as nanoparticle with water as its base fluid has considered. The effective thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluid are calculated by the Maxwell- Garnetts (MG) and Brinkman models, respectively. The effects of the squeeze number, the nanofluid volume fraction, Eckert number, δ on Nusselt number and the Prandtl number are investigated. The figures and tables clearly show high accuracy of the method to solve the unsteady flow. More >

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    Structural Topology Optimization Based on the Level Set Method Using COMSOL

    Shaohua Zhang1,2, Pei Li1, Yongteng Zhong1, Jiawei Xiang1,3
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.101, No.1, pp. 17-31, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.101.017
    Abstract In order to obtain smooth boundary and improve computational efficiency, a new topology optimization scheme based on the level set method is presented. Using the level set function as design variable and the volume ratio of the solid material as volume constraint, respectively, this scheme can easily implement compliance minimization structure topology optimization in associated with the reaction-diffusion equation in commercial software COMSOL. Compared with the results of solid isotropic material with penalization (SIMP) and traditional level set method, this scheme obtained a smooth geometry boundary. In the present computational scheme, the computational cost could be enormously saved without solving… More >

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    A Fully Discrete SCNFVE Formulation for the Non-stationary Navier-Stokes Equations

    Zhendong Luo1, Fei Teng2
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.101, No.1, pp. 33-58, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.101.033
    Abstract A semi-discrete Crank-Nicolson (CN) formulation about time and a fully discrete stabilized CN finite volume element (SCNFVE) formulation based on two local Gauss integrals and parameter-free with the second-order time accuracy are established for the non-stationary Navier-Stokes equations. The error estimates of the semi-discrete and fully discrete SCNFVE solutions are derived. Some numerical experiments are presented to illustrate that the fully discrete SCNFVE formulation possesses more advantages than its stabilized finite volume element formulation with the first-order time accuracy, thus validating that the fully discrete SCNFVE formulation is feasible and efficient for finding the numerical solutions of the non-stationary Navier-Stokes… More >

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    CFD and Experimental Investigations of Drag Force on Spherical Leak Detector in Pipe Flows at High Reynolds Number

    ShiXu Guo1, Shili Chen1, Xinjing Huang1, Yu Zhang1, Shijiu Jin1
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.101, No.1, pp. 59-80, 2014, DOI:10.3970/cmes.2014.101.059
    Abstract Spherical leak detectors can detect very tiny leakage in pipelines and have low risk of blockage. In this paper the passing ability of the detector in the vertical segment of a pipe was studied using CFD simulations and experiments. The Reynolds number for the sphere exceeds 104 at the economical velocity range for oil pipelines, and there were few researches related to the hydrodynamic force on the sphere by the pipe flow at high Reynolds number. For sphere with different sizes and density, and at different flow rates, more than 100 3-D steady numerical simulations were carried out. The simulation… More >

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