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CFD-Based Study of Nozzle Section Geometry Effects on the Performance of an Annular Multi-Nozzle Jet Pump

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College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
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College of Shipbuilding Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
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College of Information and Communication Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
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College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Heilongjiang Institute of Technology, Harbin 150050, China
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Processes 2020, 8(2), 133; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8020133
Received: 13 December 2019 / Revised: 15 January 2020 / Accepted: 17 January 2020 / Published: 21 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Other Topics)
CFD simulation and analysis of the internal flow field of the annular multi-nozzle jet pump are carried out to study the effects of nozzle section geometries on performance of the pump based on the finite volume method and realizable k-ε model. The results show that the square nozzle peak efficiency is 3% higher than that of the circular nozzle and 4.1% higher than that of the triangular nozzle. According to the simulation results, the mixing mechanism of the working fluid and second fluid is analyzed on the basis of the vortex dynamics. The results show the following: the recirculation area and the friction loss of the non-circular nozzle are reduced, and the mixing effect is improved; the streamwise vortex plays a major role in the mixing process and decays to an extremely small value at the end of the throat after attenuating rapidly in the suction chamber; compared with the streamwise vortex, the strength of the spanwise vortex is relatively stronger; the spanwise vortex still fluctuates after developing to a certain extent in the throat; the maximum streamwise vorticity peak value of the square nozzle is 31% more than that of the circular nozzle and 39% more than that of the triangular nozzle; the maximum spanwise vorticity peak value of the square nozzle is 19% less than that of the circular nozzle and 12% less than that of the triangular nozzle. View Full-Text
Keywords: annular multi-nozzle jet pump; numerical calculation; streamwise vortex; spanwise vortex annular multi-nozzle jet pump; numerical calculation; streamwise vortex; spanwise vortex
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Xu, K.; Wang, G.; Wang, L.; Yun, F.; Sun, W.; Wang, X.; Chen, X. CFD-Based Study of Nozzle Section Geometry Effects on the Performance of an Annular Multi-Nozzle Jet Pump. Processes 2020, 8, 133.

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