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Laminar Pipe Flow
Created using ANSYS 16.2
Learning Goals
In this module, you'll learn to:
 Develop the numerical solution to a laminar pipe flow problem in ANSYS Fluent
 Verify the numerical results from ANSYS Fluent
 Connect the ANSYS steps to concepts covered in the Computational Fluid Dynamics section
Problem Specification
This module is drawn from MAE 4230/5230 Intermediate Fluid Dynamics at Cornell University.
Consider fluid flowing through a circular pipe of constant radius as illustrated below. The figure is not to scale. The pipe diameter D = 0.2 m and length L = 3 m Consider the inlet velocity to be constant over the crosssection and equal to 1 m/s. The pressure at the pipe outlet is 1 atm. Take density ρ = 1 kg/ m 3 and coefficient of viscosity µ = 2 x 10 3 kg/(m*s). These parameters have been chosen to get a desired Reynolds number of 100 and don't correspond to any real fluid.
We'll solve this problem numerically using ANSYS Fluent. We'll look at the following results:
Velocity vectors
Velocity magnitude contours
Pressure contours
Velocity profile at the outlet
We'll verify the results by following a systematic process which includes comparing the results with the analytical solution in the fulldeveloped region.