Analysis of Gas Dynamics in a Rotating Disk Cavity
A fundamental study has been performed to analysis the fluid dynamic characteristics of the gas medium in a rotating disk cavity through the commercial software CFX11.0. This paper aims to discuss the impact of the speed of rotating disk, axial and radial size and parietal lubricant film velocity and other factors on the gas flow state in cavity. Several conclusions have been obtained: the speed of rotating disk has a great impact on velocity distribution of gas flow field; the dimensionless tangential velocity of the gas medium decreases along the radial direction, and with the speed increasing, it shows a certain regularity; Dimensionless radial velocity decreases along the radial direction, and the speed of rotating disk nearly has no influence on this; The shear stress distribution along the radial direction and the distribution of tangential velocity have similar regularity; the impact of disk cavity height on the distribution of the tangential velocity along radial direction in the gas flow field is much more obvious than the impact of disk cavity width.
Zeyong Yin, Chengyu Jiang, Datong Qin, Peixin Qiao and Geng Liu
Y. Liu et al., "Analysis of Gas Dynamics in a Rotating Disk Cavity", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 86, pp. 893-897, 2011