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Venturi ToolKit

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The whole idea behind this project is to present a clear concept of what is going on inside a venturi meter. Students studying fluid mechanics may know how different variables affect the flowrate of a pipe. However, in this project specifically we will be helping students visualize exactly how different components such as temperature, pressure and velocity affect the flow rate of a venturi meter. We started gathering information on different designs of venturi meters. For example, we studied the smooth, jagged, sharp and eccentric type of angles and how the geometric factors affect the flow rate. The smooth angle was the most common and we decided to go with this type as of our main design. We made calculations, geometries and schematics of the venturi meter in order to ensure that our model works. The second part of our project is to work and create our design for the students to work on. We will be using Fluent to create our design. Our vital deliverable to the students using our design would be the manual instruction we would provide at the end of our project. The manual instruction would allow any student to follow directions step by step in order to find the desired variables such as pressure, temperature or velocity. The most significant goal of the lab manual is that any student can use this instructions even if they have no prior knowledge of the Fluent software.

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Venturi ToolKit

The whole idea behind this project is to present a clear concept of what is going on inside a venturi meter. Students studying fluid mechanics may know how different variables affect the flowrate of a pipe. However, in this project specifically we will be helping students visualize exactly how different components such as temperature, pressure and velocity affect the flow rate of a venturi meter. We started gathering information on different designs of venturi meters. For example, we studied the smooth, jagged, sharp and eccentric type of angles and how the geometric factors affect the flow rate. The smooth angle was the most common and we decided to go with this type as of our main design. We made calculations, geometries and schematics of the venturi meter in order to ensure that our model works. The second part of our project is to work and create our design for the students to work on. We will be using Fluent to create our design. Our vital deliverable to the students using our design would be the manual instruction we would provide at the end of our project. The manual instruction would allow any student to follow directions step by step in order to find the desired variables such as pressure, temperature or velocity. The most significant goal of the lab manual is that any student can use this instructions even if they have no prior knowledge of the Fluent software.

 

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