CFD Analysis of Non-Newtonian Pseudo Plastic Liquid Flow through Bends
Non-Newtonian pseudo plastic liquid flow through different types of 0.0127 m diameter pipe bends as well as straight pipe have been investigated experimentally to evaluate frictional pressure drop across the bends in laminar and water flow in turbulent condition. We have studied here the effect of flow rate, bend angle, fluid behavior on static pressure and pressure drop. A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based software is used to predict the static pressure, pressure drop, shear stress, shear strain, flow structure, friction factor, loss co- efficient inside the bends for Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (SCMC) solution as a non-Newtonian pseudo plastic fluids and water as a Newtonian fluid. Laminar Non-Newtonian pseudo plastic Power law model is used for SCMC solution to numerically solve the continuity and the momentum equations. The experimental data are compared with the CFD generated data and is well matched. The software predicted data may be used to solve any industrial problem and also to design various equipment.