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Fluid–Structure Interaction Simulation of a Coriolis Mass Flowmeter Using a Lattice Boltzmann Method

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Cloudfluid GmbH, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Rota Yokogawa GmbH & Co. KG, 79664 Wehr, Germany
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Lattice Boltzmann Research Group, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Institute for Applied and Numerical Mathematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Institute of Mechanical Process Engineering and Mechanics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Fluids 2021, 6(4), 167; https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6040167
Received: 15 March 2021 / Revised: 6 April 2021 / Accepted: 15 April 2021 / Published: 20 April 2021
In this paper, we use a fluid–structure interaction (FSI) approach to simulate a Coriolis mass flowmeter (CMF). The fluid dynamics is calculated by the open-source framework OpenLB, based on the lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). For the structural dynamics we employ the open-source software Elmer, an implementation of the finite element method (FEM). A staggered coupling approach between the two software packages is presented. The finite element mesh is created by the mesh generator Gmsh to ensure a complete open source workflow. The Eigenmodes of the CMF, which are calculated by modal analysis, are compared with measurement data. Using the estimated excitation frequency, a fully coupled, partitioned, FSI simulation is applied to simulate the phase shift of the investigated CMF design. The calculated phase shift values are in good agreement to the measurement data and verify the suitability of the model to numerically describe the working principle of a CMF. View Full-Text
Keywords: open source; lattice Boltzmann methods; fluid-structure interaction; OpenLB; Elmer open source; lattice Boltzmann methods; fluid-structure interaction; OpenLB; Elmer
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Haussmann, M.; Reinshaus, P.; Simonis, S.; Nirschl, H.; Krause, M.J. Fluid–Structure Interaction Simulation of a Coriolis Mass Flowmeter Using a Lattice Boltzmann Method. Fluids 2021, 6, 167. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6040167

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Haussmann M, Reinshaus P, Simonis S, Nirschl H, Krause MJ. Fluid–Structure Interaction Simulation of a Coriolis Mass Flowmeter Using a Lattice Boltzmann Method. Fluids. 2021; 6(4):167. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6040167

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Haussmann, Marc, Peter Reinshaus, Stephan Simonis, Hermann Nirschl, and Mathias J. Krause 2021. "Fluid–Structure Interaction Simulation of a Coriolis Mass Flowmeter Using a Lattice Boltzmann Method" Fluids 6, no. 4: 167. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids6040167

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