Title

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

Abstract

Extensive flow visualization in an automotive fuel filler pipe made visible by introducing dyes and smoke in water and air, respectively, were conducted for nominal flow rates of 4-18 liters per minute. Video and still cameras were used for imaging. Features of the flow such as laminar-to-turbulent transition, progressive development of strong swirl along filler pipe axis, air entrainment, and mixing with the liquid were observed in the experiments. The experimental observations were supported by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of the flow which also showed features such as swirl and air entrainment.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Automobiles; Flow Simulation; Flow Visualisation; Fuel; Swirling Flow; Turbulence; Two-Phase Flow

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.


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