Fans are the heart of the system and play a significant role in the manufacturing process in the industry. The design of a suitable fan with a good performance curve and material matched to the process demand is the most important principle. The fan-axis is referred to an air ventilator in which the air flow is parallel to the propeller shaft. The propeller has an airfoil section and rotates inside a cylindrical container. The efficiency of these ventilators is about 70% to 80%, and in some special designs, it even reaches to 90%. Under equal operating conditions, a vertical fan will be smaller than a centrifugal fan.
The design and construction of a fan as a turbomachine requires a profound empirical understanding and sufficient knowledge in fluid mechanics. The issue of designing and manufacturing industrial ventilation is, in fact, an abstract and integrating the consciousness between theory and experience. The design of the fan, discharge and compression components is provided by the machine with the best energy conversion efficiency.
In this analysis, it has been tried to simulate and analyze the fluid flow in a vertical fan with a stator by Ansys Fluent software.
TITLE: CFD SIMULATION OF FLUID FLOW IN A VERTICAL FAN WITH A STATOR
SOFTWARE: ANSYS FLUENT
PROJECT TYPE: HEAT TRANSFER
TIME: 2 WEEKS