Analysis of Coupled CFD-DEM Simulations in Dense Particle-Laden Turbulent Jet Flow Conference Paper uri icon

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abstract

  • Abstract In this paper, coupled CFD-DEM simulations of dense particle-laden jet flow are performed using CFDEM® coupling interface that couples LAMMPS-based LIGGGHTS® DEM engine with OpenFOAM CFD framework. Suspensions of mono-sized spherical glass particles with 80 microns diameter and a mass loading of 0.23 and 0.86 are considered. Three different CFD meshes are used with an average mesh resolution dimension of 3.06, 2.67, and 1.86 particle diameters and it is determined that mesh resolution does not change results for void fraction calculation (using the divided model) of the CFD-DEM equations. Samples of particle flux are taken at 0.1, 10, and 20 nozzle diameters along the axial direction of the jet region. The numerical results for particle flux are compared with a well cited experimental data found in literature. The CFD-DEM simulations in turbulent jet flow are found to be highly sensitive to initial particle velocity inputs but the experimental data provide sufficient information to produce comparable results.

publication date

  • July 13, 2020