Numerical simulation of turbulent flow in the inlet region of a smooth pipe

Alexander Yakhot, Steven A. Orszag

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Abstract

An algebraic-Q4 turbulent eddy viscosity model expresses the eddy viscosity as a solution of a quartic (Q4) equation. The model is applied to numerical simulation of developing turbulent flow in the inlet region of a smooth pipe. Predictions of the flow characteristics, such as velocity profiles accross and along a pipe, pressure drop along a pipe are found in good agreement with experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-121
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Scientific Computing
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1993

Keywords

  • Pipe flow
  • algebraic turbulence model
  • eddy viscosity
  • inlet region

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