Design analysis of the Volumatic: a CFD and experimental study

V. Jalili, S. Begg, M.K. Patel, H. Versteeg, G. Hargrave, C. Bailey, I. Shrubb

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The aim of this paper has been to describe the novel approach adopted in studying the flow field within the Volumatic. In this study a combination of engineering tools such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Laser Doppler Anemometry (LDA) and Flow visualization techniques have been employed. The initial part of the study involved the use of CFD in modelling the drug entering the Volumatic. The CFD model was then validated against measurements made using LDA. The agreement obtained was very good; this was particularly encouraging as the CFD analysis was carried out some six months prior to the experimental study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 5 Aug 20029 Aug 2002


ConferenceASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference


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