Analyses of hydraulic performance of velocity caps

Erik Damgaard Christensen, Mark Chr. Degn Eskesen, Jeppe Buhrkall, Bjarne Jensen

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The hydraulic performance of a velocity cap has been investigated. Velocity caps are often used in connection with offshore intakes. CFD (computational fluid dynamics) examined the flow through the cap openings and further down into the intake pipes. This was combined with dimension analyses in order to analyse the effect of different layouts on the flow characteristics. In particular, flow configurations going all the way through the structure were revealed. A couple of suggestions to minimize the risk for flow through have been tested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBook of Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event3rd IAHR Europe Congress - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 14 Apr 201416 Apr 2014
Conference number: 3


Conference3rd IAHR Europe Congress


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