Analyzing the Effects of Geometrical and Particle Size Uncertainty in Circulating Fluidized Beds using CPFD Simulation

Janitha C. Bandara
Department of Process, Energy and Environmental Technology, University of South-eastern Norway

Britt M. E. Moldestad
Department of Process, Energy and Environmental Technology, University of South-eastern Norway

Marianne S. Eikeland
Department of Process, Energy and Environmental Technology, University of South-eastern Norway

Ladda ner artikelhttps://doi.org/10.3384/ecp20170182

Ingår i: Proceedings of The 60th SIMS Conference on Simulation and Modelling SIMS 2019, August 12-16, Västerås, Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 170:28, s. 182-189

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Publicerad: 2020-01-24

ISBN: 978-91-7929-897-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Computational fluid dynamic modeling and simulation is becoming a useful tool in the detailed analysis of multiphase flow systems. The level of uncertainty is different depending on selected modeling concept and numerical schemes. Physical uncertainties originated from geometrical dimensions and particle properties are important aspects. In this work, CPFD method was used to analyze the effect of dimensional uncertainty of loop seal pipe diameter and particle size distribution in a circulating fluidized bed. Five different pipe diameters were studied and 20% growth in particle circulation rate was observed as the diameter reduced from 30mm to 26mm. The effect of small changes in the particle size distribution was negligible and the particle circulation rate decreased by 32% with monodisperse particles of mean size.


CPFD simulation, uncertainty, circulating fluidized bed, particle circulation rate


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