A novel coupling method for unresolved CFD-DEM modeling
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2023

In CFD-DEM (computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method) simulations particles are considered Lagrangian point particles. The details of the flow near the particle surface are therefore not fully resolved. When the particle scale is larger than the resolved flow scale, the coupling between the CFD model and the DEM model is critical. An effective coupling scheme should minimize the risk of artificial influences on the results from choices of numerical parameters in implementations and consider efficiency and robustness. In this work, a novel coupling method is developed. The method includes both the smoothing of the particle data and the sampling of the gas phase quantities. The smoothing employs the diffusion-based method. The gas sampling method can reconstruct the filtered fluid quantities at the particle center. The sampling method is developed based on the diffusion-based method with higher efficiency. The new method avoids mesh searching and it can be easily implemented in parallel computing. The developed method is validated by the simulation of a forced convection experiment for a fixed bed with steel spheres. With the well-posed grid-independent coupling scheme, the simulation results are in good agreement with the experimental measurements. The coupling effects and the computational cost are discussed in detail.



Forced convection


Fixed bed


Jingyuan Zhang

Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Strömningslära

Tian Li

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Strömningslära

Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

RISE Fire Research AS

Henrik Ström

Chalmers, Mekanik och maritima vetenskaper, Strömningslära

Boyao Wang

Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

Terese Løvås

Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

0017-9310 (ISSN)

Vol. 203 123817




Strömningsmekanik och akustik



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