2D Simulation of the Gas-Solid Two Phase Flow inside the Abrasive Jet (AJ) Nozzle
The simulation of the gas-solid two phase flow inside the abrasive jet nozzle is studied by the computed dynamic software (CFD)-FLUENT, the velocity field of the two phase flow and the trajectory of the abrasive inside the nozzle are obtained. The Eulerian multiphase model and the DPM model have been used to compute the two-phase flow field. The simulation results express that the velocity of the jet is slow at the inlet, while it will be increased with the area of the section decreasing, the cone angle of the nozzle affects the flow field very much, the flow has low turbulence and the gradient of the velocity is small when the cone angle is small, while the velocity of the flow increased rapidly and the gradient of the velocity is big when the cone angle increasing. The simulation results also express that the arc radius affects the flow field greatly, the flow will move more smoothly when the arc radius is large. The pressure field of the wall expresses that the nozzle will wear rapidly at the corner of the nozzle, the reason is that the pressure is big or changed greatly, the fatigue wear and the blast wear will happen at those place.
Shengqiang Yang, Shichun Yang and Hang Gao
R. G. Hou et al., "2D Simulation of the Gas-Solid Two Phase Flow inside the Abrasive Jet (AJ) Nozzle", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 53-54, pp. 369-373, 2008