Next Article in Journal
Designing Optimum Oil Thickness in Artificial Human Knee Joint by Simulated Annealing
Previous Article in Journal
Dynamic Analysis of Semi-Rigid Frames
Article Menu

Article Versions

Export Article

Mathematical and Computational Applications is published by MDPI from Volume 21 Issue 1 (2016). Articles in this Issue were published by another publisher in Open Access under a CC-BY (or CC-BY-NC-ND) licence. Articles are hosted by MDPI on as a courtesy and upon agreement with the previous journal publisher.
Open AccessArticle
Math. Comput. Appl. 2009, 14(2), 97-108;

Numerical Modeling of Venturi Flows for Determining Air Injection Rates Using Fluent V6.2

Firat University, Civil Engineering Department, Elazig, Turkey
Yuzuncu Yil University, Technical Vocational School of Higher Education, Bitlis, Turkey
Firat University, Construction Education Department, Elazig, Turkey
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Published: 1 August 2009
PDF [736 KB, uploaded 30 March 2016]


As the water passes through a restriction in a pipe, it forms a vacuum at the end of the restriction. A hole bored into the pipe at a point where this vacuum occurs will cause air to be drawn into the main flow. One example of this mechanism is seen in the venturi tube. When a minimal amount of differential pressure exists between the inlet and outlet sides of the venturi tube, a vacuum occurs at suction holes of the venturi tube. Venturi aeration is a method of aeration that has become popular in recent years. In present paper, air injection rates of venturi tubes are analyzed using Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling. These analyses are carried out by means of the program FLUENT V6.2 that uses finite volume theory. There is a good agreement between the measured air injection rates and the values computed from FLUENT CFD program.
Keywords: Aeration, Air injection; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Venturi Aeration, Air injection; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Venturi
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Baylar, A.; Aydin, M.C.; Unsal, M.; Ozkan, F. Numerical Modeling of Venturi Flows for Determining Air Injection Rates Using Fluent V6.2. Math. Comput. Appl. 2009, 14, 97-108.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Math. Comput. Appl. EISSN 2297-8747 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top