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Smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulation of high velocity impact dynamics of molten sand particles

Chaussonnet, Geoffroy; Bravo, L.; Flatau, A.; Koch, Rainer; Bauer, Hans-Jörg

Sand ingestion is highly detrimental for gas turbines because it leads to erosion and corrosion of engine components, accelerating material fatigue and contributing to global engine failure. In this paper the high velocity impact of a molten sand particle onto a solid wall is investigated by means of the Smoothed Particles Hydrodynamics method where the three phases are taken into account. Nominal conditions are a 25 μm particle composed of molten sand (dynamic viscosity μl=11 Pa·s) impacting the wall at a velocity of 250 m/s. The influence of different parameters are explored such as the mechanical properties of the molten sand particle (density, viscosity, surface tension), the impact conditions (velocity magnitude, particle size and angle of impact) as well as the particle shape (sphere or cube with different geometrical features impacting the wall). It is found that the particles do not form a lamella during the impact but mostly conserve its initial shape. It is also confirmed that sharp features such as edges lead to a larger normal pressure at the impact location. Correlations to quantify (i) the spread factor, (ii) the maximum and mean impact force and impact pressure and (iii) the slip distance are derived for the first time based on the investigated parameters. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000125665
Veröffentlicht am 05.11.2020
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Thermische Strömungsmaschinen (ITS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1996-1073
KITopen-ID: 1000125665
Erschienen in Energies
Band 13
Heft 19
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 5134
Schlagwörter smoothed particle hydrodynamics; molten sand; droplet impact; gas turbine
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