It is known that the global performances of ejector-based systems (viz., at the “global-scale”) depend on the local flow properties within the ejector (viz., at the “local-scale”). For this reason, reliable computational fluid-dynamics (CFD) approaches, to obtain a precise and an a-priori knowledge of the local flow phenomena, are of fundamental importance to support the deployment of innovative ejector-based systems. This communication contributes to the existing discussion by presenting a numerical study of the turbulent compressible flow in a supersonic ejector. In particular, this communication focuses on a precise knowledge gap: the comparison between 2D and 3D modelling approaches as well as density-based and pressure-based solvers. The different approaches have been compared and validated against literature data consisting in entrainment ratio and wall static pressure measurements. In conclusion, this paper is intended to provide guidelines for researchers dealing with the numerical simulation of ejectors.

Computational fluid dynamic modelling of supersonic ejectors: comparison between 2D and 3D modelling

Besagni G.;Inzoli F.;Guedon G. R.
2021-01-01

Abstract

It is known that the global performances of ejector-based systems (viz., at the “global-scale”) depend on the local flow properties within the ejector (viz., at the “local-scale”). For this reason, reliable computational fluid-dynamics (CFD) approaches, to obtain a precise and an a-priori knowledge of the local flow phenomena, are of fundamental importance to support the deployment of innovative ejector-based systems. This communication contributes to the existing discussion by presenting a numerical study of the turbulent compressible flow in a supersonic ejector. In particular, this communication focuses on a precise knowledge gap: the comparison between 2D and 3D modelling approaches as well as density-based and pressure-based solvers. The different approaches have been compared and validated against literature data consisting in entrainment ratio and wall static pressure measurements. In conclusion, this paper is intended to provide guidelines for researchers dealing with the numerical simulation of ejectors.
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
CFD; Ejector
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