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Old   February 10, 2006, 00:09
Default Bi-Stable Feedback Flow diverter-2D/3D FLOTRAN
Bashkim Veizaj
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I am simulating a bi-stable flow diverter that works based on Coanda effect. I am having two problems:

1. The 2D transient analysis does the same thing as steady state i.e. runs in time until the flow fully diverts in one side and then does not divert to the other side, even though the flow in the feedback loop looks good enough.

2. The same thing simulated in 3D does not give the same results as 2D(velocities are much lower) and the vector plot values does not match the VSUM values.

BC ARE: Inlet velocity: 1000 in/sec, outlet pressure 1000 psi in both legs. Assumed inlet flow is 2 bbl /min.

How can I make the transient work? How much can the mesh assymetry effect the results? The purpose of the simulation is to determine the geometry that will ensure flow divertion.

Any assistance is appreciated.

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