3D-Computation of Incompressible Internal Flows

Proceedings of the GAMM Workshop held at EPFL, 13–15 September 1989, Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Gabriel Sottas
  • Inge L. Ryhming

Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics (NNFM) book series (NNFM, volume 39)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Test Cases Specifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gabriel Sottas, Inge L. Ryhming
      Pages 3-30
  3. Experimental Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. François Avellan, Philippe Dupont, Mohamed Farhat, Bernard Gindroz, Pierre Henry, Mahmood Hussain et al.
      Pages 33-53
  4. Numerical Flow Simulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. C. Arakawa, M. Samejima, T. Kubota, R. Suzuki
      Pages 65-69
    3. J. T. Billdal, Ø. Jacobsen, K. Bratsberg, H. I. Andersson, H. Brekke
      Pages 71-76
    4. A. Bottaro, A. Drotz, P. Gamba, G. Sottas, C. Neury
      Pages 77-84
    5. I. Grimbert, A. Verry, E. M. El Ghazzani
      Pages 101-107
    6. T. Kubota, K. Toshigami, R. Suzuki
      Pages 109-112
    7. B. Lazzaro, P. Riva
      Pages 113-118
    8. N. Lymberopoulos, K. Giannakoglou, P. Chaviaropoulos, K. D. Papailiou
      Pages 127-133
    9. T. Nagafuji, T. Suzuki, T. Kobayashi, N. Taniguchi
      Pages 135-142
  5. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. I. L. Ryhming, G. Sottas, A. Bottaro
      Pages 165-223
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-233

About this book


The aim of the 1989 GAMM Workshop on 3D-Computation of Incompressible Internal Flows was the simulation of a realistic incompressible flow field in an important industrial application. In view of the difficulties involved in formulating such a test case, requiring the availability of an experimental data base, extreme care had to be taken in the selection of the proper one. Professor I. L. Ryhming's proposal, that the flow through a Francis turbine configuration or parts thereof would be feasible as a test case, because of the numerical challenges as well as the possibility to produce an experimental data base by using the experimental facilities of the Hydraulic Machines and Fluid Mechanics Institute (IMHEF) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), was accepted by the GAMM Committee in April 1987. A scientific committee, formed under the chairmanship of Professor I. L. Ryhming, met a few times to decide on the Francis turbine configuration, the test case specifications, etc. , whereby the design input came from the water turbine experts. This committee decided to restrict the studies to the three following typical applications for the best operating point of the turbine: • simulation of the 3D flow in a Francis runner in rotation • simulation of the 3D flow in the distributor (stay and guide vane rings) of this turbine • simulation of the 3D flow in an elbow draft tube The simultaneous computation of two or three of these geometries was encouraged.


Profil calculus design finite element method fluid mechanics geometry mechanics model simulation turbulent flow

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriel Sottas
    • 1
  • Inge L. Ryhming
    • 1
  1. 1.Hydraulic Machines and Fluid Mechanics Institute (IMHEF)Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) ME - EcublensLausanneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien 1993
  • Publisher Name Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-528-07639-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-89452-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-2909
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