Coarse grid simulation of bed expansion characteristics of industrial-scale gas–solid bubbling fluidized beds

J. Wang, Martin Anton van der Hoef, J.A.M. Kuipers

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    Abstract

    Two-fluid modeling of the hydrodynamics of industrial-scale gas-fluidized beds proves a long-standing challenge for both engineers and scientists. In this study, we suggest a simple method to modify currently available drag correlations to allow for the effect of unresolved sub-grid scale structures, by assuming that the particles inside each computational cell are presented in the form of a two-phase structure. This method would thus make it possible to simulate the hydrodynamics of industrial-scale bubbling fluidized beds of Geldart B and D particles with a coarse computational mesh. It is shown that with the proposed modification of the drag force correlation, the experimentally measured bed expansion characteristics of industrial-scale bubbling fluidized beds can be reasonably predicted at acceptable computational cost. Also the simulation result for the macroscopic solid circulation pattern is in qualitative agreement with the experimental data.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)2125-2131
    JournalChemical engineering science
    Volume65
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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    Coarse grid simulation of bed expansion characteristics of industrial-scale gas–solid bubbling fluidized beds. / Wang, J.; van der Hoef, Martin Anton; Kuipers, J.A.M.

    In: Chemical engineering science, Vol. 65, No. 6, 2010, p. 2125-2131.

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