The two‐fluid modelling of gas‐particle transport phenomenon in confined systems considering inter particle collision effects

A. Mitter (CMERI, Durgapur, West Bengal, India)
J.P. Malhotra (Aerospace Engineering Department IIT, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India)
H.T. Jadeja (CMERI, Durgapur, West Bengal, India)

International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow

ISSN: 0961-5539

Publication date: 1 July 2004

Abstract

A modelling approach of gas solid flow, considering different physical phenomenon such as fluid turbulence, particle turbulence and interparticle collision effects are presented. The approach is based on the two‐fluid model formulation where both phases are treated as continuum. This implies that the gas phase as well as the particle phase are weighted by their separate volumetric fractions. According to the experimental results and numerical simulations, the inter‐particle collision possesses a significant influence of turbulence level on particle transport properties in gas solid turbulent flow even for dispersed phase volume fraction (α<0.01). Comparisons in predictions have been depicted with inclusion of interparticle collision effect in the equation of particle turbulent kinetic energy and with exclusion of this effect. Experimental research has been conducted in a thermal power plant depicting higher erosion resistance of noncircular square sectioned coal pipe bends in comparison with those with circular cross section, the salient features of the experimental work are presented in this paper. Experiments have been conducted to determine, pressure drop in straight and curved portions of conduits conveying air coal mixtures in a thermal power plant. Validation of this experimental data with numerical predictions have been presented.

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Citation

Mitter, A., Malhotra, J.P. and Jadeja, H.T. (2004), "The two‐fluid modelling of gas‐particle transport phenomenon in confined systems considering inter particle collision effects", International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 14 No. 5, pp. 579-605. https://doi.org/10.1108/09615530410539937

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