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dc.contributor.authorFrye, Bradley
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-11T16:50:44Z
dc.date.available2010-06-11T16:50:44Z
dc.date.created2010-05-21
dc.date.issued2010-06-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/68
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the performance of a small air cyclone under varying gravity and pressure con- ditions, using a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) program. We simulate dust loading in the cyclone and calculate filtration efficiency as a function of particle diameter, under different con- ditions of ambient pressure and external gravitational field, and we study the effects of varying ambient pressure on the pressure drop across the cyclone. We also utilize a theoretical model for calculating pressure drop for our cyclone, and we compare it against simulation data to show that it accurately predicts pressure drop.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPhysics & Astronomy Department, Carthage College; Professor Kevin Crosby, advisor; Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (financial support); Reduced Gravity Office at NASA Johnson Space Center for support of the Systems Engineering Educational Discovery (SEED) Programen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleComputational Fluid Dynamics Study of an Air Cyclone in Reduced Pressure and Gravityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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