Numerical Simulation of Water Flow in a Venturi Tube Using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method

  • C. E. Alvarado-RodríguezEmail author
  • A. Aviles
  • J. Klapp
  • F. I. Gomez-Castro
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


A numerical simulation of water flow through a Venturi tube was made with the DualSPHysics code, which uses the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. The dimensions of the simulated system are equal to the laboratory experimental setup. The experimental data were measured in the laboratory using a rotameter and a mercury manometer. The experimental and numerical results show a similar behavior. Discharge coefficient values are obtained from the numerical results.


Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic Discharge Coefficient Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic Method Artificial Viscosity 
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CEAR thanks Conacyt for a PhD grant and support for visiting the University of Vigo, Spain. Work partially supported by ABACUS, CONACyT grant EDOMEX-2011-C01-165873.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. E. Alvarado-Rodríguez
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Aviles
    • 2
  • J. Klapp
    • 2
    • 3
  • F. I. Gomez-Castro
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería Química, DCNyEUniversidad de GuanajuatoMexicoMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de MatemáticasCinvestav Del I.P.N.MexicoMexico
  3. 3.Departamento de FísicaInstituto Nacional de Investigaciones NuclearesOcoyoacacMexico

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