Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 5, No 4 (2013)

Mathematical Model of the Multi-Channel Spiral Cyclone

Justina Danilenkaitė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Aleksandras Chlebnikovas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Petras Vaitiekūnas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


The article deals with a problem of experimental investigation and numerical simulation of gas aerodynamics of a multi-channel spiral cyclone with a tangential inlet. The paper presents an overview of experimental and theoretical works on the cyclones having a particularly complex turbulent flow and focuses on three-dimensional transport differential equations for a non-compressible laminar and turbulent flow inside the cyclone. The equations have been solved applying the numerical finite volume method using the RNG (Re–Normalisation Group) k-ε turbulence model. The numerical simulation of the flow cyclone has been carried out. The height of the cyclone is 0.80 m with 0.33 m in diameter, the height of the spiral–cylindrical part – 0.098 meters and that of the cone – 0.45 m. Inlet dimensions (cylindrical part on the side), in accordance with drawings makes a×b = 28×95 mm. The mathematical model for the air traffic movement cyclone has accounted for Navier-Stokes (Reynolds) three-dimensional differential equations. The simulation results have been obtained with reference to the cyclone of tangential velocity profiles using RNG k-ε turbulence model. The inlet velocity of 5.1 m/s slightly differs from experimental results, thus making an error of 7%.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2013-11-25

Keyword(s): spiral cyclone; solids; numerical modelling; turbulence; single-phase flow

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2013.56

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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