Non-dimensionalization and Three-dimensional Flow Regime Map for Fluidization Analyses

Azri, Alias and Kuwagi, Kenya and Kogane, Atsuto and Hirano, Hiroyuki and Takami, Toshihiro (2014) Non-dimensionalization and Three-dimensional Flow Regime Map for Fluidization Analyses. Chemical Engineering Science, 119. pp. 199-211. ISSN 0009-2509. (Published)

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This article is on the dimensional analysis and the classification of fluidization from the viewpoint of numerical analysis. At first, the governing equations used in the DEM (Discrete Element Method) and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) coupling model was non-dimensionalized with the method of Hellums and Churchill (1964). From the resulting dimensionless equations, it was concluded that the five dimensionless numbers, i.e. Re: Reynolds number, Ar: Archimedes number, Ga: Galilei number, Fr: Froude number and �*: ratio of particle density divided by fluid density, can be derived and hydrodynamically dominant on the fluid behaviors. Further, these can illustrate the dimensionless numbers proposed in the previous studies. Secondary, a three-dimensional flow regime map of homogeneous, bubbling and turbulent fluidizations was proposed with these dimensionless numbers using the DEM-CFD simulations. Finally, the plane of the minimum bubbling fluidization velocity umb in the map can be proposed and expressed as,�Re�_mb=0.263�^(*-0.553) �Ar�^0.612. umb can be estimated using this equation for various conditions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Azri Alias
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2014 04:06
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2016 04:24
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