TECHNICAL PAPERS: Internal Combustion Engines

Features of Automotive Gas Tank Filler Pipe Two-Phase Flow: Experiments and Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations

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R. Banerjee, K. M. Isaac

University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409

L. Oliver, W. Breig

Dayco Technical Center, Springfield, MO 65807

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 124(2), 412-420 (Mar 26, 2002) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1445439 History: Received July 01, 1999; Revised June 01, 2001; Online March 26, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Photograph of 1:1 glass model of filler pipe and nozzle setup
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(a) Flow visualization in Region 0 (left column) and Region 1 (right column). Flow rates (top to bottom): 3.78, 7.56, 11.34, and 18.93 lpm. (b) Flow visualization in Region 2 (left column) and Region 3 (right column). Flow rates (top to bottom): same as in (a).
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Phase distribution. Flow rates: (a) 7.56 lpm, (b) 11.34 lpm, (c) 34 lpm, (d) 44 lpm.
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Velocity vectors. (a) Region 1, (b) Region 2, and (c) Region 3. Flow rate: 11.34 lpm.
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Velocity vectors at a cross section after Bend 2. Flow rates: (a) 7.56 lpm, (b) 34 lpm.
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Velocity vectors at a cross section after Bend 4. Flow rates: (a) 7.56 lpm, (b) 34 lpm.



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