Immersed boundary method

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Abstract

In this paper, we report the extension of an earlier developed Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) model to study coupled heat and mass transfer problems in particulate flows. The DNS model builds on an efficient ghost-cell based Immersed Boundary Method (IBM) which implicitly incorporates the boundary conditions into the discretized momentum, thermal and species conservation equations of the fluid phase. On the particles an exothermic surface reaction takes place. The heat and mass transport is coupled through the particle temperature, which offers a dynamic boundary condition for the fluid phase thermal energy equation. The present simulations are performed for four fluid-solid systems. Following the case of the unsteady mass and heat diffusion in a large pool of quiescent fluid, we consider a stationary sphere under forced convection. In both cases variable reaction rates are imposed at the particle surface, and the particle temperatures obtained from DNS show a good agreement with analytical/empirical solutions. After that, we apply our DNS model to the three-bead reactor and finally, a dense particle array consisting of hundreds of particles distributed in a random fashion is studied. The concentration and temperature profiles are compared with a ID heterogeneous reactor model and the heterogeneity inside the array is discussed. .

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFluidization and Multiphase Flow 2018 - Topical at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology
PublisherAmerican Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Pages313-342
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781510869790
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventFluidization and Multiphase Flow 2018 - Topical at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology - Orlando, United States
Duration: 22 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

Conference

ConferenceFluidization and Multiphase Flow 2018 - Topical at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period22/04/1826/04/18

Keywords

  • Coupled heat and mass transfer
  • Damktthler number
  • Direct numerical simulation
  • Gas-solid flow
  • Immersed boundary method

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