• Fulltext

       

        Click here to view fulltext PDF


      Permanent link:
      https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/sadh/045/0091

    • Keywords

       

      Trapezoidal weir; laser Doppler anemometer; fluid dynamics; volume of fluid; velocity field; flow characteristics.

    • Abstract

       

      The characteristics of the trapezoidal weir flow are measured using a one-dimensional laser Doppler anemometer for two different flow conditions. The governing equations of the flow are solved using Standard k–e, Realizable k–e, Modified k–x and Reynolds Stress Model based on the Reynolds-Averaged Navier–Stokes Equations and by Large Eddy and Detached Eddy Simulations. ANSYS-Fluent package program is used for the numerical analysis of flow with the same experimental conditions. The free surface of the trapezoidal weir flowis computed by the volume of fluid method. The effect of the selected grid structure on the numerical results is examined by Grid Convergence Index. Moreover, two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) analyses ofthe trapezoidal weir flow are included to estimate the effects of side walls. Experimental results of the velocity field and free surface profiles are compared to the numerical results of 2D and 3D simulations for the validationpurposes. From the comparisons it is concluded that the Reynolds Stress Model estimates the flow field more accurately compared with those of the other models used in the present study. Furthermore, the flow characteristics such as turbulence kinetic energy, energy spectrum and pressure distributions for different flow rates are presented. Lastly, the discharge coefficients for different flow–weir configurations are compared experimentally and numerically.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      N GOKSU SOYDAN OKSAL1 M SAMI AKOZ2 OGUZ SIMSEK3

      1. Department of Civil Engineering, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey
      2. Department of Civil Engineering, C¸ ukurova University, Adana, Turkey
      3. Department of Civil Engineering, Harran University, S¸ anlıurfa, Turkey
    • Dates

       
  • Sadhana | News

    • Editorial Note on Continuous Article Publication

      Posted on July 25, 2019

      Click here for Editorial Note on CAP Mode

© 2021-2022 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.