The prediction of the threedimensional turbulent flow field in a flowsplitting teejunction
Abstract
Coarsegrid predictions of the steady turbulent flow in a rightangled teejunction are presented, attention being confined to the cylindrical 'horizontal' portion of the tee. The finitedifference forms of the conservation equations of mass and momentum governing the flow in a teejunction are solved by using a threedimensional version of the SIMPLE algorithm of Patankar and Spalding. The kineticenergy and dissipationrate equations of a model of turbulence are also solved. The predictions show that the calculation procedure is capable of producing physically realistic predictions.
 Publication:

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
 Pub Date:
 March 1978
 DOI:
 10.1016/00457825(78)900646
 Bibcode:
 1978CMAME..13..293P
 Keywords:

 Finite Difference Theory;
 Flow Distribution;
 Joints (Junctions);
 Prediction Analysis Techniques;
 Three Dimensional Flow;
 Turbulent Flow;
 Algorithms;
 Computer Programs;
 Conservation Equations;
 Energy Dissipation;
 Kinetic Energy;
 Separated Flow;
 Steady Flow;
 T Shape;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer