Pipe Flow 3D

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Model Description

A 3D model of a pipe with a parabolic flow profile in Y direction across the radius of the pipe. With the flow velocity set in positive X direction, the model can be used to evaluate the effect of flow on the receive signal and severity of beam deflection.

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Basic Model Schematic

Parametric Variables

The model allows the following design variables to be adjusted to control design metrics such as maximum flow velocity:

Parametric Variable

Description

Default Value

pipeRad

Radius of the Pipe

20 mm

txRad

Radius of the Transducers

10 mm

txAng

Incident Angle of transducers

45 degrees

vflow

Maximum flow velocity in the X-direction

30 m/s

 

Outputs

 Here are a list of the types of outputs to expect from this model:

  •  Time Histories (XY Graphs)
    • Drive input signal
    • Receive signal – average pressure across face of receive transducer
  • Field data
    • Maximum Pressure field

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Post Processor 3D Outputs

Runtime Statistics

Model size

10 092 000 elements

Solve Time

257 s (4 CPU)

Core Hours

0.286

Memory Usage

3.72 GB

Recommended CPU Configuration

4 CPU

 

Files

The following input files are required to run this model:

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