Numerical Simulation for Flow Field in Hydrocyclone
According to the RNG model and the Euler method, the flow field inside hydrocyclone is simulated by the CFD. The results show that: the internal flow field of the hydrocyclone is quite complicated, which means that the fluid flow parameters in the same location vary widely within different directions, such as track, velocity, separation and so on. The flows of cylindrical section and conical section are very different, at the same time, the main separation process is completed in the conical section. In the hydrocyclone with single entry, the center of the flow field is not in the position of geometric center; which will influence the stability of the flow field and the separation.
Yun-Hae Kim, Prasad Yarlagadda, Xiaodong Zhang and Zhijiu Ai
F. L. Zhang et al., "Numerical Simulation for Flow Field in Hydrocyclone", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 335-336, pp. 683-687, 2011