Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Phoevos K. Koukouvinis and  John S. Anagnostopoulos and  Dimitris E. Papantonis
%D 2011 
%J  International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 55, 2011
%T SPH Method used for Flow Predictions at a Turgo Impulse Turbine: Comparison with Fluent
%V 55
%X This work is an attempt to use the standard Smoothed
Particle Hydrodynamics methodology for the simulation of the
complex unsteady, free-surface flow in a rotating Turgo impulse
water turbine. A comparison of two different geometries was
conducted. The SPH method due to its mesh-less nature is capable of
capturing the flow features appearing in the turbine, without
diffusion at the water/air interface. Furthermore results are compared
with a commercial CFD package (Fluent®) and the SPH algorithm
proves to be capable of providing similar results, in much less time
than the mesh based CFD program. A parametric study was also
performed regarding the turbine inlet angle.
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