IJIMT 2014 Vol.5(2): 111-115 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2014.V5.496

Numerical Analysis of Water Vortex Formation for the Water Vortex Power Plant

Tze Cheng Kueh, Shiao Lin Beh, Dirk Rilling, and Yongson Ooi
Abstract— The behavior of the water vortex is interested in designation of turbine blade for Water Vortex Power Plant (WVPP). This study uses Xflow, a commercialize CFD code base on Lagrangian approach, which provides the details of water vortex formation without much difficulty as discretization of flow domain is not required at all. The boundary conditions of the CFD models are applied based on the experiment setup. Two conditions were investigated, with two different holes size for water discharge. The result in first condition shows the vortex height agree each other in experiment and CFD. For second condition, the final vortex height of the CFD model is different from the experiment result. As the discharge hole is getting larger, more turbulent flow has set in and causing more errors in the CFD model in predicting the water vortex formation. However, the CFD model can be improved by better turbulent modeling.

Index Terms— CFD, water vortex, turbine.

Tze Cheng Kueh, Shiao Lin Beh, and Yongson Ooi are with the Multimedia University, 75450 Melaka, Malaysia (e-mail: kuehtzecheng@hotmail.com, slbeh@mmu.edu.my, yongson.ooi@mmu.edu.my).
Dirk Rilling is with Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach, 74821 Mosbach, Germany (e-mail: d.rilling@me.com).

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Cite: Tze Cheng Kueh, Shiao Lin Beh, Dirk Rilling, and Yongson Ooi, " Numerical Analysis of Water Vortex Formation for the Water Vortex Power Plant," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 111-115, 2014.

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