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An Analysis Method for Inertial Particle Separator

Saeed, Farooq and Al-Garni, Ahmed Z. (2007) An Analysis Method for Inertial Particle Separator. AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 44 (4). pp. 1150-1158.

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The paper describes an analysis method for an inertial particle separator (IPS) system modeled as a multi-element airfoil configuration. The analysis method is implemented in a numerical tool that is able to perform impingement analysis using spherical, non-spherical particles as well as water droplets for a range of Reynolds number (10-4 ≤ Re ≤ 5×105). A limitations of the analysis tool is that it lacks an appropriate particle rebound model for the treatment of particle-wall collisions. The usefulness of the analysis tool is its use in conjunction with a multipoint inverse design tool for the design of multi-element airfoil based IPS system model in an inverse fashion as opposed to the direct design methods being employed currently for this task. With such a design and analysis tool at hand, the design space can be explored as well as trade-off studies can be performed that can aid in the development of a more efficient design methodology for multi-element airfoil based IPS systems.

Item Type:Article
Date:01 July 2007
Date Type:Publication
Creators:Saeed, Farooq and Al-Garni, Ahmed Z.
Email:farooqs@kfupm.edu.sa, algarni@kfupm.edu.sa
ID Code:814
Deposited By:Dr. FAROOQ SAEED
Deposited On:30 Mar 2008 11:17
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:05

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