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SEDIMENTATION TANKS

MAIN FEATURES

  • Selection of an unlimited number of sedimentation tanks for each analysis
  • Definition of tank structures through geometric dimensions (length, width and height)
  • Description of sediment characteristics through expected grain density and diameter range
  • Computation of grain hydraulic characteristics (i.e. Reynolds number, drag coefficient and settling velocity of grain as a function of grain diameter according to various power law formulations)
  • Computation of sedimentation tank features (i.e. discharge, velocity and residence time as a function of grain diameter etc.)
  • Identification of critical working conditions (grain diameter and discharge) for each solution
  • Comparison of results with available field data
  • Visualisation of results
  • Suitable for designing and testing

OPTIONS FOR IO OPERATIONS

  • Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Files (xlsx)

OPTIONS FOR GRAPHICS

  • Standard Image Formats (jpeg, tiff)
  • Portable Document Format (pdf)

TEST CASES

Figure 1, Figure 2, Figure 3, Figure 4, Figure 5 and Figure 6 illustrate some typical simulation results, comparing different design solutions.

Figure 1. Grain diameter (Y-Axis) versus grain Reynolds number (X-Axis).

Figure 2. Grain diameter (Y-Axis) versus grain drag coefficient (X-Axis).

Figure 3. Grain diameter (Y-Axis) versus grain velocity (X-Axis).

Figure 4. Grain diameter (Y-Axis) versus discharge (X-Axis).

Figure 5. Grain diameter (Y-Axis) versus velocity (X-Axis).

Figure 6. Grain diameter (Y-Axis) versus residence time (X-Axis).

DELIVERABLES


User's Manual

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