Challenges and opportunities in the Eulerian approach to numerical simulations of fixed-bed combustion of biomass
Paper in proceedings, 2015

Fixed-bed combustion is a commonly employed technique for commercial production of heat and power from biomass and waste. In this work, the modeling challenges and opportunities within the Eulerian (averaged) approach to simulations of fixed-bed combustion systems are investigated in relation to the challenges faced within the biomass combustion area today. It is shown how the particle models for use with the Eulerian approach to numerical simulations of fixed-bed combustion should be constructed to make possible accurate predictions of the volatile release, particle heat transfer and ash slagging phenomena. A number of numerical challenges related to the accuracy and efficiency of Eulerian models for fixed-bed conversion are also identified and possible strategies to remedy them are proposed.

subgrid-scale modelling

biomass conversion

computational fluid dynamics

fixed-bed combustion

Author

Henrik Ström

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Srdjan Sasic

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Henrik Thunman

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Energy Technology

Procedia Engineering

18777058 (ISSN)

Vol. 102 1573-1582

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Energy Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

Areas of Advance

Energy

Roots

Basic sciences

Infrastructure

C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

DOI

10.1016/j.proeng.2015.01.293

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Created

10/7/2017