Figure 14. Results of 3D flow simulation for V = 0.82 m/s: (a) perspective view of velocity field on the free surface, (b) top view of velocity field on the free surface, (c) velocity field in the horizontal plane at half-length section of the rotor, and (d) velocity field in the rotor symmetry plane.

by Teresa Abramowicz-Gerigk 1,*,Zbigniew Burciu 1,Jacek Jachowski 1,Oskar Kreft 2,Dawid Majewski 3,Barbara Stachurska 3,Wojciech Sulisz 3 andPiotr Szmytkiewicz 3

1Faculty of Navigation, Gdynia Maritime University, 81-225 Gdynia, Poland
2AREX Ltd., 81-212 Gdynia, Poland
3Institute of Hydro-Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences, 80-328 Gdansk, Poland
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Remco J. WiegerinkSensors202121(6), 2216; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21062216
Received: 20 January 2021 / Revised: 9 March 2021 / Accepted: 18 March 2021 / Published: 22 March 2021(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensing in Flow Analysis)

Abstract

본 논문은 자유 표면 효과를 포함한 균일한 흐름 하에서 회전하는 실린더 (로터)에 발생하는 유체 역학적 힘의 실험 테스트 설정 및 측정 방법을 제시합니다. 실험 테스트 설정은 고급 유량 생성 및 측정 시스템을 갖춘 수로 탱크에 설치된 고유 한 구조였습니다.

테스트 설정은 로터 드라이브가 있는 베어링 장착 플랫폼과 유체 역학적 힘을 측정하는 센서로 구성되었습니다. 낮은 길이 대 직경 비율 실린더는 얕은 흘수 강 바지선의 선수 로터 방향타 모델로 선택되었습니다. 로터 역학은 최대 550rpm의 회전 속도와 최대 0.85m / s의 수류 속도에 대해 테스트되었습니다.

실린더의 낮은 종횡비와 자유 표면 효과는 생성 된 유체 역학적 힘에 영향을 미치는 현상에 상당한 영향을 미쳤습니다. 회전자 길이 대 직경 비율, 회전 속도 대 유속 비율 및 양력에 대한 레이놀즈 수의 영향을 분석했습니다. 실험 결과에 대한 계산 모델의 유효성이 표시됩니다. 결과는 시뮬레이션 및 실험에 대한 결과의 유사한 경향을 보여줍니다.

The paper presents the experimental test setup and measurement method of hydrodynamic force generated on the rotating cylinder (rotor) under uniform flow including the free surface effect. The experimental test setup was a unique construction installed in the flume tank equipped with advanced flow generating and measuring systems.

The test setup consisted of a bearing mounted platform with rotor drive and sensors measuring the hydrodynamic force. The low length to diameter ratio cylinders were selected as models of bow rotor rudders of a shallow draft river barge. The rotor dynamics was tested for the rotational speeds up to 550 rpm and water current velocity up to 0.85 m/s. The low aspect ratio of the cylinder and free surface effect had significant impacts on the phenomena influencing the generated hydrodynamic force. The effects of the rotor length to diameter ratio, rotational velocity to flow velocity ratio, and the Reynolds number on the lift force were analyzed. The validation of the computational model against experimental results is presented. The results show a similar trend of results for the simulation and experiment.

Keywords: rotating cylinderforce sensor with built-in amplifierstrain gauge sensorCFD analysis

Figure 1. The push barge model in 1:20 geometrical scale during field experiments.
Figure 1. The push barge model in 1:20 geometrical scale during field experiments.
Figure 2. Scheme of the measurement area.
Figure 2. Scheme of the measurement area.
Figure 3. The force measuring part of the experimental test setup: (a) side view: 1—bearing-mounted platform, 2—drive system, 3—cylinder, 4—support frame, 5—force sensors, and 6—adjusting screw; (b) top view.
Figure 3. The force measuring part of the experimental test setup: (a) side view: 1—bearing-mounted platform, 2—drive system, 3—cylinder, 4—support frame, 5—force sensors, and 6—adjusting screw; (b) top view.
Figure 4. Location of the rotor, rotor drive, and supporting frame in the wave flume.
Figure 4. Location of the rotor, rotor drive, and supporting frame in the wave flume.
Figure 5. Lift force obtained from the measurements in the wave flume for different flow velocities and cylinder diameters.
Figure 5. Lift force obtained from the measurements in the wave flume for different flow velocities and cylinder diameters.
Figure 6. Variation of the lift coefficient with rotation rate for various free stream velocities and various cylinder diameters—experimental results.
Figure 6. Variation of the lift coefficient with rotation rate for various free stream velocities and various cylinder diameters—experimental results.
Figure 7. Boundary conditions for rotor-generated flow field simulation—computing domain with free surface level.
Figure 7. Boundary conditions for rotor-generated flow field simulation—computing domain with free surface level.
Figure 8. General view and the close-up of the rotor wall sector applied for the rotor simulation.
Figure 8. General view and the close-up of the rotor wall sector applied for the rotor simulation.
Figure 9. Structured mesh used in FLOW-3D and the FAVORTM technique—the original shape of the rotor and the shape of the object after FAVOR discretization technique for 3 mesh densities.
Figure 9. Structured mesh used in FLOW-3D and the FAVORTM technique—the original shape of the rotor and the shape of the object after FAVOR discretization technique for 3 mesh densities.
Figure 10. Parameter y+ for the studied turbulence models and meshes.
Figure 10. Parameter y+ for the studied turbulence models and meshes.
Figure 11. Results of numerical computations in time for the cylinder with D2 diameter at 500 rpm rotational speed and current speed V = 0.82 m/s using LES model in dependence of mesh density: (a) FX and (b) FY
Figure 11. Results of numerical computations in time for the cylinder with D2 diameter at 500 rpm rotational speed and current speed V = 0.82 m/s using LES model in dependence of mesh density: (a) FX and (b) FY
Figure 12. Results of 3D flow simulation for V = 0.40 m/s: (a) perspective view of velocity field on the free surface, (b) top view of velocity field on the free surface, (c) velocity field in the horizontal plane at half-length section of the rotor, and (d) velocity field in the rotor symmetry plane.
Figure 12. Results of 3D flow simulation for V = 0.40 m/s: (a) perspective view of velocity field on the free surface, (b) top view of velocity field on the free surface, (c) velocity field in the horizontal plane at half-length section of the rotor, and (d) velocity field in the rotor symmetry plane.
Figure 13. Results of 3D flow simulation for V = 0.50 m/s: (a) perspective view of velocity field on the free surface, (b) top view of velocity field on the free surface, (c) velocity field in the horizontal plane at half-length section of the rotor, and (d) velocity field in the rotor symmetry plane.
Figure 13. Results of 3D flow simulation for V = 0.50 m/s: (a) perspective view of velocity field on the free surface, (b) top view of velocity field on the free surface, (c) velocity field in the horizontal plane at half-length section of the rotor, and (d) velocity field in the rotor symmetry plane.
Figure 14. Results of 3D flow simulation for V = 0.82 m/s: (a) perspective view of velocity field on the free surface, (b) top view of velocity field on the free surface, (c) velocity field in the horizontal plane at half-length section of the rotor, and (d) velocity field in the rotor symmetry plane.
Figure 14. Results of 3D flow simulation for V = 0.82 m/s: (a) perspective view of velocity field on the free surface, (b) top view of velocity field on the free surface, (c) velocity field in the horizontal plane at half-length section of the rotor, and (d) velocity field in the rotor symmetry plane.
Figure 15. Flow chart of validation of the computational model against experimental results.
Figure 15. Flow chart of validation of the computational model against experimental results.
Figure 16. Measured (EXP) and computed (CFD) lift force values.
Figure 16. Measured (EXP) and computed (CFD) lift force values.

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