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AIR FLOW BEHAVIOUR IN

A SPIRAL FUNNEL
SYED JAMALUDDIN BIN WAN ABDULLAH
2013675352
EM220

SUPERVISOR : DR. NOR AFIFAH BINTI YAHAYA


CO-SUPERVISOR : EN. SHAIFUL AZUAR BIN ROZALI

BACKGROUND
Spiral

funnel concept is rarely used in today technology but they have their
own unique criterion if they were studied on its characteristic of air flow
through spiral funnel.

Spiral

funnel used for transferring purpose for specific liquid base


substance or kitchen utensil.

Nowadays,

funnel being use for air and gasses transfer purpose.

The

system of funneling is important to guide the air flowing from the


outside environment directly into the system.

The

innovation of the spiral funnel give high velocity and vortex or swirling
pattern output of the air flow behavior when passes through the spiral
funnel system.

PROBLEM STATEMENT
1. What is flow speed condition when enter
spiral funnel.
2. What is output pressure performance of
flow via spiral funnel.
3. What the flow condition/ pattern at outlet
of spiral funnel.
4. Is the performance of spiral funnel greater
than normal funnel?
5. What are spiral funnel could contribute in
today application?

OBJECTIVES
To stimulate the air flow behaviour
when enter the spiral funnel using
CFD simulation.
To investigate the air flow speed
enters the spiral funnel.

To compare the air flow


performance between normal funnel
and spiral funnel.

SCOPE OF WORK
IN THE STUDY OF THE FLOW BEHAVIOUR IN SPIRAL FUNNEL, THE SCOPE OF
WORK OF THIS PROJECT ARE:
CFD simulation will be conduct using the ANSYS fluent.
CFD simulation will be done toward two types of funnel which are
normal funnel (without spiral form) and spiral funnel.
The study of flow in normal funnel, the simulation will be done to
obtain the ratio effect between distance, x and two parameters
include velocity, V and pressure, P.
The study of flow in the spiral funnel is to obtain effect the
distance, x (related to pitch) and the velocity, V and pressure, P.

PROJECT
START

METHODOLOGY

Obtain the Topic


Identify Problem
Information Gathering

Model Design Selection:


1. Normal Funnel (without spiral)
2. Spiral
CADFunnel
DRAWING:
1. Normal Funnel (without
spiral)
2. Spiral Funnel
CAD SIMULATION:
1. Pre-Processing
2. Solver
3. Post-Processing
Data Analysis & Comparisons

END

LITERATURE REVIEW
INTRODUCTION

Spiral funnel is the new technology that been


introduce in today application such as to
transfer the liquid from the bottle.

E.g.: Spiral Pewter Funnel Archimedes.

The inner design of the spiral funnel consists


of spiral that allows the flow of the liquid
flow in vortex or spiral form.

Though the mechanism have being


extensively studied in the past and but not
completely understood.

In term of funnelling innovation, the spiral


funnel is better that giving the flow from the
lower to greater output performance of the
air flow speed.

Spiral Pewter
Funnel Archimedes

Available at:
http://
www.halffullglassware.ca/produ
cts/royal-selangor-wine-funnel
-archimede

pe
Spiral sha
effect on
outlet
nc e
performa

Definition :

The spiral is the shape that in


form
of circular or curve in helical
path.
Function :

As a flow pathway.

Guide Direction Flow

To perform the flow into spiral


or
vortex at outlet.

Spiral Mesh Foam


Generator

Available at:
http://
www.halffullglassware.ca/produc
ts/royal-selangor-wine-funnel-a

Spiral shape
effect on
outlet
performance

Spiral Mesh Foam Generator

Use the spiral mesh to control or


reducing the dust concentration in
underground coal mines.

is
of

Spiral Mesh Foam


Generator

Result :- pressure gradient at the output


greater than the inlet.
- quantity of the production rates
foam increase when the pressure
gradient is higher.

Journal of Process Safety and


Environmental Protection

( By Xinxiao Lu et al.)

Vortex or
w
Spiral Flo

Definition :
The flow of the substance or medium in
form of the rotating around the axis line.
Vortex flow giving the greater output
performance parameter due to the flow of
the substance in the form of the vortices
or spiral.

Vortex/ Spiral Flow

Available at:
http://
jnaudin.free.fr/html/vtxbottle.h
tm

Vortex or
w
Spiral Flo

Criteria :
Normally occur due to flow in funnel.
Funnel shape must in form of cylindrical.
Large surface area vessel located at the
inlet of the funnel.

Journal of Physica A

( By M. Piva et al.)

Vortex or
w
Spiral Flo

Effect :
Results in the turbulent flow and giving
the greater kinetic energy due to the aircore correlation.
Vortex flow and spirally outlet flow
condition cause the flow at outlet doesnt
scattering.
High speed of flow condition at outlet.

Spiral Flow And


Funnel-shaped Free
Water Surface

Jounal of Procedia Engineering

( By Yunliang CHEN et al.)

PRELIMINARY OUTCOMES
CURRENT STATUS

Model Design:
Using CATIA cad drawing software.
Consist of two type of design:
1. Normal Funnel
2. Spiral Funnel

1. Normal Funnel Design Model

The design of the model was


using the ratio of 1:4 of the
diameter inlet and outlet.

Design parameter :

Parameter

Size

Height, h

1980 mm (1.98m)

Diameter 1(D1)

100 mm (0.1m)

Diameter 2 (D2)

50 mm (0.05m)

Pitch, P

300 mm (0.3m)

Taper Angle,

10 degree (100)

2. Spiral Funnel Design Model

Design parameter :

Parameter

Size

Height, h

1980 mm (1.98m)

Diameter 1(D1)

100 mm (0.1m)

Diameter 2 (D2)

50 mm (0.05m)

Pitch, P

300 mm (0.3m)

Taper Angle,

10 degree (100)

ESULT
EXPECTED R

The flow behavior when enter both funnel


which are normal funnel (without spiral)
spiral funnel will be investigate
through
simulation.
Obtaining output/outlet performance
parameter;
Flow Speed/ Velocity.
Pressure.
Flow Condition/ Pattern.

Compare the flow between both funnel.

and
CFD

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PROJECT PLANNING (FYP1)

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