Numerical Simulation of Water Flow in a Venturi Tube Using the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method
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.
KeywordsSmooth Particle Hydrodynamic Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic Discharge Coefficient Smooth Particle Hydrodynamic Method Artificial Viscosity
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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