Analysis of Micro Continuous Water Jet Based on Numerical Modelling and Flow Monitoring

  • Michal Zelenak
  • Zdenek Riha
  • Kamil Soucek
  • Frank Pude
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The paper deals with application of numerical modelling, computed tomography and optical diagnostic techniques for study of continuous micro water jet behaviors. The main emphasis is placed on numerical modelling of high speed water jet generation inside a circular nozzle and its outlet. The theoretical studies are performed based on the 3D geometry of nozzle received from the computed tomography. The models are experimentally verified by flow monitoring and visualization techniques. For the purpose of experimental testing, a closed water circuit was designed. The methods of Particle Tracking Velocimetry, Laser Induced Fluorescence and Shadowgraphy together with fluorescent seeding particles were applied for determination of jet velocity fields. A series of experiments was conducted to measure the flow conditions. Basic methods and principles used in the experiments are described in the paper. The results and analyses of the micro CWJs flow based on numerical modelling, visualization and monitoring show very good conformity of theoretical and practical tests.


CFD modelling CT computed tomography PTV Micro water jet Seeding particles 



This article was written in connection with the project of the Institute of Clean Technologies for Mining and the Utilization of Raw Materials for Energy Use – Sustainability program, reg. no. LO1406 financed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, and with support for the long-term conceptual development of the research institution RVO: 68145535.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michal Zelenak
    • 1
  • Zdenek Riha
    • 1
  • Kamil Soucek
    • 1
  • Frank Pude
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geonics of the CASOstravaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Steinbeis Consulting Center High-Pressure Waterjet TechnologyHorgauGermany

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