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  • Open Access

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    The JEREMI-Project on Thermocapillary Convection in Liquid Bridges. Part A: Overview of Particle Accumulation Structures

    H. C. Kuhlmann1, M. Lappa2, D. Melnikov3, R. Mukin1,F. H. Muldoon1, D. Pushkin4, V. Shevtsova2, I. Ueno5
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.1, pp. 1-10, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.001
    Abstract The rapid accumulation of particles suspended in a thermocapillary liquid bridge is planned to be investigated during the JEREMI experiment on the International Space Station scheduled for 2016. An overview is given of the current status of experimental and numerical investigations of this phenomenon. More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Liquid Spray Impact onto Flat and Rigid Walls: Formation and Spreading of Accumulated Wall Film

    Davood Kalantari1, Cameron Tropea2
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.1, pp. 37-61, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.037
    Abstract This study presents a combined experimental and theoretical investigation on the formation and spreading of a liquid film on a flat and rigid wall due to spray impact. A dual-mode phase Doppler instrument is used to characterise the spray while the average film thickness is measured using a high-speed CCD camera. The experimental results are complemented with theoretical expressions derived under the assumption that the spray is stationary. A new model for the prediction of the average wall film thickness is formulated taking into account the mean Reynolds number of the impacting drops, the flux density of the impacting droplets,… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Simulation of Thermal Fluid-structure Interaction Phenomena in a Liquid Sodium Porous System

    Yan Shen1, Hong Zhang1,2,3, Hui Xu1, Tong Bai1, Ping Yu1
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.1, pp. 63-81, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.063
    Abstract Single-unit and multi-unit models of porous media (metal felts) have been used to investigate thermal fluid-structure interaction phenomena in a liquid sodium system. Micro-scale aspects have been studied via numerical simulations. The permeability of metal felts has been measured experimentally to verify the reliability of the models used. This integrated approach has allowed a proper evaluation of the interdependencies among phenomena on different scales (including relevant information on skeleton deformation and pressure drop as a function of different parameters). Pressure drop generally increases with velocity and heat flux for both laminar and turbulent flows. The final deformation is greater when… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    MHD Natural Convection in a Nanofluid-filled Enclosure with Non-uniform Heating on Both Side Walls

    Imen Mejri1,2, Ahmed Mahmoudi1, Mohamed Ammar Abbassi1, Ahmed Omri1
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.1, pp. 83-114, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.083
    Abstract This study examines natural convection in a square enclosure filled with a water-Al2O3 nanofluid and subjected to a magnetic field. The side walls of the cavity have spatially varying sinusoidal temperature distributions. The horizontal walls are adiabatic. A Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) is applied to solve the governing equations for fluid velocity and temperature. The following parameters and related ranges are considered: Rayleigh number of the base fluid, from Ra=103 to 106, Hartmann number from Ha=0 to 90, phase deviation (γ =0, π/4, π/2, 3π/4 and π) and solid volume fraction of the nanoparticles between ø = 0 and 6%.… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Forced-Mixed Convection Transition of a Buoyant Axisymmetric Jet with Variable Properties

    A. Abbassi1,2, H. Ben Aissia1
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.1, pp. 115-147, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.115
    Abstract This paper describes the transition from forced to mixed convection in a jet flow with variable properties. The classical laminar layer analysis is extended by taking into account the dependence of physical properties on temperature. The related model relies on the assumption that the variations of Prandtl number and specific heat at constant pressure are sufficiently small to be neglected. A second-order finite-difference numerical method based on a staggered grid is used to analyze transition, hydrodynamic and heat transfer phenomena in the jet. The dimensionless control parameter, Λ = T0/T, is limited to values less than 1. It is found… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Simulation of Hydrogen Absorption in a Magnesium Hydride Tank

    K. Lahmer1, R. Bessaïh1, A. Scipioni2, M. El Ganaoui2
    FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, Vol.10, No.1, pp. 149-162, 2014, DOI:10.3970/fdmp.2014.010.149
    Abstract This paper summarizes the outcomes of a numerical study about the phenomenon of hydrogen absorption in an axisymmetric tank geometry containing magnesium hydride heated to 300˚C and at moderate storage pressure 1 MPa. The governing equations are solved with a fully implicit finite volume numerical scheme (as implemented in the commercial software FLUENT). Different kinetic reaction equations modeling hydrogen absorption are considered and the related numerical simulations are compared with experimental results. Spatial and temporal profiles of temperature and concentration in hydride bed are plotted. More >

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