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Assessment of flow patterns in service reservoirs : observed and modelled temperature results using computational fluid dynamics model

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posted on 2024-06-13, 08:14 authored by Annelie ScholtzAnnelie Scholtz

The purpose of the study was to determine the flow patterns of a service reservoir using physical experiments and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling. The results were used to make a conclusion regarding the mixing patterns inside the reservoir and a possible solution was developed to improve flow inside the reservoir. The results include the temperature variations in the reservoir from a physical experiment using temperature sensors and a data logger. The CFD model and the modelled temperature results are included.

Funding

Water Research Commission Project, Grant Number: K5/2884

History

Department/Unit

Civil Engineering

Sustainable Development Goals

  • 6 Clean Water and Sanitation