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baboonthefool February 20, 2013 10:05

Fluidizied Bed with Particle Using CFD
Hello all my friends in this group discussion
Let me introduce my self, my name Andre Sufadia G.S from majority Mechanical Engineering in Institute Technology Bandung. Now, I am still doing my final report for my graduation but I need some favors about simulation fluidizied bed with particles.

Have you ever make simulation about fluidized bed with a particle before?
Can you please tell me the steps or tutorial link how to add the "particle" factor into the simulation by using gambit and fluent?
Thanks you

elina March 28, 2013 05:50

I am also dealing the same problem...

give me your email is my email..send me details..

mettler March 28, 2013 08:30

Fluent - flow through porous media

elina March 28, 2013 09:45

Can you explain regarding the flow through porous media...?? Because I have to make the porosity by arranging the spheres in such a way that I get 40% porosity and also just hot water flowing from the top....Help me pls...

mettler March 28, 2013 10:08

do a literature search for journal articles written regarding the flow through porous media. There has been a lot of research done on the subject. I'll email you some journal papers dealing with the subject.

elina March 28, 2013 13:56

Thank you thanks a lot...but are you talking about the porous material as a substance or as I said is there any related to my problem..?? becoz in my case meshing is the problem....

mettler March 28, 2013 14:13

are you using Fluent? Fluent has a good porous media tutorial. You will just set up a 'porous zone' and define it according to your specific condition..permeability etc.

elina March 28, 2013 20:31

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Hi I am suing Ansys Workbench in that FLUENT and the thing is I cant just consider it as a zone becoz I have to study the heat transfer between the solid Spheres and fluid which is flowing through the surface...See the attachment..this is how it is supposed to be...and in the geometry also I will have to give some contact surface so that the meshing will be proper...But I have no clue how to do...:(

mettler March 28, 2013 20:37

Are you assuming the solid spheres to have a certain flux? or a constant temperature? What is your BC for the spheres? If you just have to the two spheres to mesh, along with the fluid zone, that won't be too difficult. I'd mesh each of the spheres first and then mesh the fluid zone.

elina March 28, 2013 20:48

the assignment is that of a heat storage system..That is layers of Granite may be the sphere material will be arrianged one above the other in a tank where the inside of the tank is insulated..and from the top that is inlet water @ 360 K and 0.001 to 0.1 m/s velocity naturaly there will be some heat transfer between the fluid and spheres..I have to see that and the outlet temperature ..its much better when we get very less outlet temperature say like 200 or watever...but that shows its efficiency that lot of heat is stored in the spheres...And based on the number of elements in the sphere and the fluid region there outlet temperature changes....and at some point it will be have to check that also....and to show the graph...of that temperature and elements dependencies..that is just apart of my the end have to calculate the out let temperature and Biot numbers ,nusselts number etc...and its dependencies...based on the outlet temperatures...Sir can you give me your email ID

masooma August 10, 2013 11:38

setting geometry for fluidized bed
hello friends,i am masooma from chemical engineering department and i am doing my ms project on 2 dimensional fluidized bed but i am facing a problem regarding geometry setting in gambit
can any body help me out......thnx

dahonglong August 13, 2013 10:17

It is very simple to simulate fluidized bed system using Fluent.
You could use the following model
Eulerian granular multiphase model with heat transfer ( fluidized bed simulation)

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