Dynamic Multi-Phase Modelling and Optimisation of Fluid Jet Polishing ProcessA. Beaucamp, R. Freeman, and Y. Namba
Chubu University, Kasugai, Japan
Zeeko Ltd, Coalville, UK
In the Fluid Jet Method, a polishing fluid is compressed and delivered through a nozzle, allowing the spot area to become continuously replenished with abrasives and coolant. Process parameters include: Abrasive type and concentration, Inlet pressure, Nozzle diameter, Impingement angle, Surface feed of spot.
The simulation uses COMSOL’s turbulent 2-phase flow model, with the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The slurry/air interface is modelled using both the Phase-field or Level-set method.
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