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 and mechanical engineering. Hopper come in different shapes and sizes. The hopper has two geometric characteristics namely the half-angle and the outlet dimensions. we studied cases with different half angle and outlet dimensions of hopper.
This page contains the 2D simulation of flow in a hopper with hopper half-angle = 25 degrees, inlet radius = 1.0 and outlet radius =0.3. The calculation starts from rest. The flow is observed with the Reynolds. This simulation is part of a Software-Praktikum at the University of Dortmund in 2004.


  • Pressure

    Visualization via pressure plots, shaded (0.13 MB).

  • Streamfunction

    Visualization via streamline plots (0.12 MB).

  • Velocity

    Visualization via velocity plots (0.12 MB).

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