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A finite element method for the solution of rotary pumps

Author
Houzeaux, G.; Codina, R.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Computers and fluids
Date of publication
2007-05
Volume
36
Number
4
First page
667
Last page
679
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2006.02.005 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045793006000776 Open in new window
Abstract
We present in this paper a numerical strategy for the simulation of rotary positive displacement pumps, taking as an example a gear pump. While the two gears of the pump are rotating, the intersection between them changes in time. Therefore, the computational domain should be recomputed in some way at each time step. The strategy used here consists in dividing a cycle into a certain number of time steps and obtaining different computational meshes for each of these time steps. The coupling betwe...
Group of research
(MC)2 - Group of Computational Mechanics on Continuous Medium
(MC)2 - UPC Computational continuum mechanics
ANiComp - Numerical analysis and scientific computation

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