A pressure-loss model for flow-through round-hole perforated plates of moderate porosity and thickness in laminar and turbulent flow regimes
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2024

In this paper, we proposed a novel fluid flow model for pressure loss through plates with circular perforations in both laminar and turbulent flows. The design of this model is based on the recent measurements conducted at ONERA in the framework of the ongoing European Union H2020 INVENTOR project, as well as an existing model for laminar flows. The new model is then validated against existing numerical simulations in the laminar regime and experiments in the turbulent regime. Overall, the predictions given by the new model agree well with the numerical simulations and experiments, and are superior to other models in the literature. This is significant, considering that the present model is much simpler than these previous models. To demonstrate the applicability of the new model in numerical simulations, two-dimensional channel flows are simulated using Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) equations with the new model as a pressure-drop source term added to the momentum equations. Results show that the RANS predictions agree very well with the present model predictions.

Darcy-Forchheimer equation

Perforated plate

Numerical model

Channel flow

Pressure loss


Shuai Li

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Strömningslära

Lars Davidson

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Strömningslära

Peng Shia-Hui

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Strömningslära

International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

0017-9310 (ISSN)

Vol. 226 125490

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Europeiska kommissionen (EU) (EC/H2020/860538), 2020-05-01 -- 2024-04-30.


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