Numerical Simulations of the Mixing Uniformity of Tracer Gas and Air in 90 Degree Elbow Duct
To investigate the mixing uniformity between tracer gas and gas stream in the duct, numerical simulations of the CO tracer gas and air mixing in a 300mm diameter and 90 degree elbow duct were performed on the commercial CFD software FLUENT, and the comparisons between the simulation results and experimental data were analyzed. Tracer gas is injected by 5-point discharge, the mixing uniformity between tracer gas and air is better than that of 1-point discharge. The results indicated that the tracer gas concentrations of simulations were agreed with the experimental data. Simulation results could provide a valuable guidance for gas flow rate measurement and online calibration for gas flowmeter with tracer gas technique.
Weiguo Pan, Jianxing Ren and Yongguang Li
M. G. Zheng et al., "Numerical Simulations of the Mixing Uniformity of Tracer Gas and Air in 90 Degree Elbow Duct", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 347-353, pp. 3207-3210, 2012