Two-fluid modelling of cooling-tube erosion in a fluidized bed
Journal article, 2000

The fluid dynamics of a bubbling fluidized bed is simulated in general curvilinear co-ordinates using an Eulerian two-fluid model. Computations are performed at different pressure levels for a bed with a cross-sectional width of 0.3 m in which two heat exchanger tubes were inserted. A monolayer kinetic energy dissipation model is implemented to simulate the erosion of cooling tube surfaces. The local visible bubble flow and particle motion close to the tubes are correlated with the modelled instantaneous erosion rate. Experiments were conducted in order to validate the erosion simulations, and fair qualitative agreement between experimental and numerical results was obtained.

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Curvilinear co-ordinates

Tubes

Fluidized bed

Erosion

Author

Mattias Gustavsson

Alf-Erik Almstedt

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics

Chalmers, Department of Thermo and Fluid Dynamics

Chemical Engineering Sciences

0009-2509 (ISSN)

Vol. 55 4 867-879

Subject Categories

Chemical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

DOI

10.1016/S0009-2509(99)00357-7

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10/8/2017