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A Fluid Flow Rate Enhancement In A Nozzle Through Cfd Approch

Journal: International Journal of Engineering and Techniques (Vol.3, No. 6)

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Page : 555-560

Keywords : Nozzel; FEM; ASME.;

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A pressure vessel typically consists of large cylindrical and / or spherical containers with nozzles through which the reactants flow in and out. . While plain cylindrical or spherical containers can be analyzed for internal pressure using thin/ thick cylinder formulae, the ones with nozzles are difficult to analyze. This is in view of complicated stress concentrations that arise at the interface of the nozzle and pressure vessel junction. The calculations have become complicated because of forces that arise at the free end of the nozzle. The forces include those of piping, wind forces, earth quake forces in addition to the internal pressure. In spite of these, strict adherence to safety codes is to be followed. ASME, Section VIII specifies the stress limits to be adhered to. One of the criterions is the stress intensity, which is not possible to compute by simple analytical procedures. FEM can be used for computing the deformation and stress at the nozzle-vessel junction in the structure and also at all other points on the pressure vessel But, precise estimation of stress intensity is not possible with these elements for a structure with nozzles. A method is developed for a precise structured modeling and for estimating the stress intensities at the junction of nozzles and pressure vessels the presence of a ring significantly increases both the turbulence intensity and mean velocity at the exit, and requires a much higher inlet pressure to move the fluid through the nozzle. On the other hand, cutting a groove near the exit or extending the nozzle has little effect on the exit flow characteristics.

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