DEVELOPMENT OF A SWIRL NOZZLE FOR POWDER TECHNOLOGY


Sofuoglu M. A. , ERBAŞ M. , USLAN İ. , BIYIKOĞLU A.

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2013), California, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, 15 - 21 Kasım 2013 identifier

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  • Basıldığı Şehir: California
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Amerika Birleşik Devletleri

Özet

In this study, a gas atomization nozzle for metal powder production has been designed and modeled numerically. The design has been performed in two stages. At the first stage of the design, the size and geometry of the nozzle have been developed to obtain circulated flow through the nozzle as a predesign. At the second stage, a parametrical analysis has been done using a CFD code. The geometry of the nozzle has been changed and the effect of geometric parameters was determined to find out the more efficient nozzle design parameters. Gas behavior at the nozzle exit and effect of the gas on the melt delivery tube tip has been investigated. Appropriate values for the investigated parameters have been determined to get maximum pressure in vacuum condition at the tip of the melt. The pressure observed at the melt delivery tube was compared with the experimental melt tip pressure data. These results suggest that the CFD solutions can be used in the design of the nozzle. Thus, the lower cost and shorter time would be possible to develop highly efficient nozzle geometry.