'Rotating Zones: Taylor-Couette Flow' simulation project by sjoshi


#1

I created a new simulation project called 'Rotating Zones: Taylor-Couette Flow':

This project simulates Couette flow - flow in annulus fixed-rotating cylinder pair.


More of my public projects can be found here.


#2

For detailed study please go to Rotating Zones: Taylor-Couette Flow documentation.

The geometry was uploaded and meshed using the snappyHexMesh tool. Fixed and rotating zones were defined during the meshing process. The resulting mesh consists of 195154 nodes and is shown in the figure below.

The simulation validates the rotating zones facility provided on the SimScale platform. Both AMI and MRF techniques are tested. Post processing of results gives insight into the rotating zones facility, and validates the solvers in question. Shown below are contours of velocity and pressure.