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    New turbulence modeling for air/water stratified flow

    , Article Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science ; Volume 5, Issue 1 , 2020 , Pages 55-67 Ghafari, M ; Ghofrani, M. B ; Sharif University of Technology
    Shanghai Jiaotong University  2020
    Abstract
    The prediction of interfacial turbulence characteristics is one of the still challenging of two-phase stratified flow. The evaluation of some important parameters such as interfacial heat transfer coefficient based on turbulence kinetic energy and turbulence dissipation rate in some models, intensifies the importance of turbulence flow correct simulation. High gradient of velocity and turbulence kinetic energy at the interface of two-phase stratified flow leads to a major overestimation or underestimation of flow characteristics without any special treatment. Consideration of a source function of turbulence eddy frequency at the interface is one of the common solution employed in past... 

    Aerosol modeling of soot nanoparticles in a turbulent diffusion flame using an extended detailed kinetic scheme

    , Article 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting - AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, SciTech 2014 ; 2014 Darbandi, M ; Ghafourizadeh, M ; Schneider, G. E ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    In this work, a hybrid finite volume element FVE method is extended to simulate the evolution of soot nanoparticles in a turbulent axisymmetric confined diffusion flame. The FVE method can handle irregular-shaped solution domains and maintain the underlying physical conservation principles. To consider the evolutionary process of soot nanoparticles including nucleation, coagulation, surface growth, and oxidation, a two-variable approach is employed. In this approach, the soot mass fraction and soot number density transport equations are solved using an extended detailed chemical kinetics. Considering the phenyl route to describe the nucleation process, soot inception is based on the... 

    Flow field around single and tandem piers

    , Article Flow, Turbulence and Combustion ; Volume 90, Issue 3 , April , 2013 , Pages 471-490 ; 13866184 (ISSN) Ataie Ashtiani, B ; Aslani-Kordkandi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    2013
    Abstract
    The present study provides a comparison between the flow pattern around two circular piers in tandem and a single pier set up on a moderately rough flat bed in a laboratory flume. Velocities are measured by an Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV). The contours of the time-averaged velocity components, Reynolds shear stresses, turbulence intensities and turbulence kinetic energy at different planes are presented. Streamlines and vectors are used to study the flow features. The analysis of power spectra around the piers is also presented. The results show that the presence of downstream pier changes the flow structure to a great extent, particularly in the near-wake region. Within the gap... 

    On the effect of inflow conditions in simulation of a turbulent round jet

    , Article Archive of Applied Mechanics ; Volume 81, Issue 10 , 2011 , Pages 1439-1453 ; 09391533 (ISSN) Faghani, E ; Saemi, S. D ; Maddahian, R ; Farhanieh, B ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    This paper investigates the impact of the inflow conditions on simulations of a round jet discharging from a wall into a large space. The fluid dynamic characteristics of a round jet are studied numerically. A numerical method based on the control volume approach with collocated grid arrangement is employed. The k-ε model is utilized to approximate turbulent stresses by considering six different inlet conditions. The velocity field is presented, and the rate of decay at the jet centerline is determined. The results showed that inflow conditions had a strong influence on the jet characteristics. This paper also investigates both sharp-edged and contoured nozzles. The effects of velocity,... 

    Scour hole influence on turbulent flow field around complex bridge piers

    , Article Flow, Turbulence and Combustion ; Volume 97, Issue 2 , 2016 , Pages 451-474 ; 13866184 (ISSN) Beheshti, A. A ; Ataie Ashtiani, B ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer Netherlands 
    Abstract
    Experimental results of detailed flow measurements using an Acoustic-Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) around a complex bridge pier (CBP) are presented. The pier consists of a column, a pile cap (PC) and a 2×4 pile group. The time-averaged velocities, turbulence intensities, and Reynolds stresses are studied and presented at different horizontal and vertical planes. Streamlines obtained from the velocity fields are used to show the complexity of the flow around the pier. It is shown that the main feature of the flow responsible for the entrainment of the bed sediments is a contracted (pressurized) flow below the PC toward the piles. A deflected flow around the PC and a strong down-flow along its... 

    Numerical study of the mixing dynamics of trans- And supercritical coaxial jets

    , Article Physics of Fluids ; Volume 32, Issue 12 , 2020 Poormahmood, A ; Farshchi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Institute of Physics Inc  2020
    Abstract
    Characterization of the transcritical coaxial injectors, accounting for the geometrical features and thermodynamics nonlinearities, is of both practical and fundamental importance. In the present study, the interactions and effects of turbulent mixing and pseudo-boiling phenomena are investigated. To do this, the mixing dynamics of bi-shear jets injected under trans- and supercritical conditions has been investigated numerically using the large-eddy simulation technique. The numerical framework provides real-gas thermodynamics and transport properties, using the Peng-Robinson equation-of-state and Chung's models, respectively. The obtained flow quantities are in good agreement with the... 

    Flow field around side-by-side piers with and without a scour hole

    , Article European Journal of Mechanics, B/Fluids ; Volume 36 , 2012 , Pages 152-166 ; 09977546 (ISSN) Ataie Ashtiani, B ; Aslani Kordkandi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    2012
    Abstract
    The present study provides the experimental results of the flow pattern around two-circular piers positioned in side-by-side arrangement. The experiments were performed for two bed configurations (with and without a scour hole). Velocities were measured by an Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV). Flat bed and scour hole were frozen by synthetic glue to facilitate the performance of the experiments. The contours and distributions of the time-averaged velocity components, turbulence intensities, turbulence kinetic energy, and Reynolds stresses at different horizontal and vertical planes are presented. Streamlines and velocity vectors obtained from time-averaged velocity fields are used to show... 

    The effect of inlet turbulence intensity on nano-particulate soot formation in Kerosene-fueled combustors

    , Article ASME 2016 5th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer, MNHMT 2016, 4 January 2016 through 6 January 2016 ; Volume 2 , 2016 ; 9780791849668 (ISBN) Darbandi, M ; Ghafourizadeh, M ; Heat Transfer Division ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Society of Mechanical Engineers  2016
    Abstract
    In this work, we numerically study the effects of turbulence intensity at the fuel and oxidizer stream inlets on the soot aerosol nano-particles formation in a kerosene fuel-based combustor. In this regard, we study the turbulence intensity effects specifically on the thermal performance and nanoparticulate soot aerosol emissions. To construct our computer model, we simulate the soot formation and oxidation using the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons PAHs-inception and the hydroxyl concept, respectively. Additionally, the soot nucleation process is described using the phenyl route, in which the soot inception is described based on the formations of tworinged and three-ringed aromatics from... 

    Experimental study of three-dimensional flow field around a complex bridge pier

    , Article Journal of Engineering Mechanics ; Volume 136, Issue 2 , 2010 , Pages 143-154 ; 07339399 (ISSN) Beheshti, A. A ; Ataie Ashtiani, B ; Sharif University of Technology
    2010
    Abstract
    In this paper, three-dimensional turbulent flow field around a complex bridge pier placed on a rough fixed bed is experimentally investigated. The complex pier foundation consists of a column, a pile cap, and a 2×4 pile group. All of the elements are exposed to the approaching flow. An acoustic-Doppler velocimeter was used to measure instantaneously the three components of the velocities at different horizontal and vertical planes. Profiles and contours of time-averaged velocity components, turbulent intensity components, turbulent kinetic energy, and Reynolds stresses, as well as velocity vectors are presented and discussed at different vertical and horizontal planes. The approaching...