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CFD Simulation of Segregation in Particulate Multiphase Flows With Binary Solids

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Zuoxin Hao

BSS Petro-Chemical Equipment Company, Beijing, China

Paper No. FEDSM2005-77375, pp. 669-676; 8 pages
  • ASME 2005 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting
  • Volume 2: Fora
  • Houston, Texas, USA, June 19–23, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4199-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3760-2
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


Segregation in particulate multiphase flow with binary solid mixture has extensive applications in industrial separation processes. Up to now there have been few attempts towards numerical simulation of segregation in particulate multiphase flow with binary mixture due to complexity of the problem. In view of this, the primary objective of present work is to simulate the problem by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and to validate by comparison with experimental measurements. Eulerian-Eulerian approach, incorporating the granular temperature, an essential ingredient in the solids pressure and solids viscosity formulation, was used to model the flow field of multiphase flow and was solved by Fluent 6.0. The CFD simulation results have been validated by experiments of liquid fluidization of binary solid mixtures. Validation results show that CFD simulation predict segregation and solid volume fraction profile precisely, and in addition, it can supply a more realistic prediction of other hydrodynamic features of the multiphase flow, such as velocity vector of all phases and pressure drop. The success of such CFD simulations opens doors for many potential studies.

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