Loha, Chanchal and Chattopadhyay, Himadri and Chatterjee, Pradip K. (2014) Effect of coefficient of restitution in Euler–Euler CFD simulation of fluidized-bed hydrodynamics. Particuology, 15. pp. 170-177.

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Collision between particles plays an important role in determining the hydrodynamic characteristics of gas–solid flow in a fluidized bed. In the present work, earlier work (Loha, Chattopadhyay, & Chatterjee, 2013) was extended to study the effect of the elasticity of particle collision on the hydrodynamic behavior of a bubbling fluidized bed filled with 530-μm particles. The Eulerian–Eulerian two-fluid model was used to simulate the hydrodynamics of the bubbling fluidized bed, where the solid-phase properties were calculated by applying the kinetic theory of granular flow. To investigate the effect of the elasticity of particle collision, different values of the coefficient of restitution were applied in the simulation and their effects were studied in detail. Simulations were performed for two different solid-phase wall boundary conditions. No bubble formation was observed for perfectly elastic collision. The bubble formation started as soon as the coefficient of restitution was set below 1.0, and the space occupied by bubbles in the bed increased with a decrease in the coefficient of restitution. Simulation results were also compared with experimental data available in the literature, and good agreement was found for coefficients of restitution of 0.95 and 0.99.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Computational fluid dynamics
Depositing User: Dr. Sarita Ghosh
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 06:32
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 06:32
URI: http://cmeri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/314

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