Study of 'Wedge-Shaped'-Hopper with different geometric arrangements

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Short description and remarks

'Wedge-Shaped'-Hoppers are widely spread in the field of chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. Hoppers come in different shapes and sizes.The hopper has two geometric characteristics namely the half-angle and the outlet dimension.We studied cases with different half-angle and outlet dimensions of the hopper.
This page contains the 2D simulation of flows in a hopper with hopper half-angle=20 degrees, inlet radius=1.0 and outlet radius=0.15. The calculation starts from rest. The flow is observed with the Reynolds number 1000. This simulation is part of a Software-Praktikum at the University of Dortmund in 2004.


  • Pressure

    Visualization via pressure plots, shaded (0.15 MB).

  • Streamfunction

    Visualization via streamline plots (0.15 MB).

  • Velocity

    Visualization via velocity plots (0.15 MB).

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