Hydrodynamics of gas-solid flow around immersed tubes in bubbling fluidized beds

Abstract : A numerical study was conducted based on the gas-solid two-fluid model using the body-fitted coordinate system to analyze the behavior of particles and bubbles flow in bubbling fluidized beds without and with immersed tubes. The kinetic theory of granular flow was implemented in the model. The images of simulated instantaneous particle concentration and velocity gave the process of the formation, coalescence and eruption of bubbles. The effects of the tube pitch and superficial gas velocity on the fluidization in a bubbling fluidized bed were investigated. Calculated bubble frequencies without and with immersed tubes were in agreement with previous experimental and simulation findings. The wavelet multi-resolution analysis was used to analyze the simulated data of instantaneous particle concentration. From the random-like particle concentration fluctuations, the fluctuating components due to particle flow and bubble motion can be extracted based on the wavelet multi-resolution analysis over a time-frequency plane.
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He Yurong, Lu Huilin, Sun Qiaoqun, Yang Lidan, Zhao Yunhua, et al.. Hydrodynamics of gas-solid flow around immersed tubes in bubbling fluidized beds. Powder Technology, Elsevier, 2004, 145 (2), pp.88-105. ⟨10.1016/j.powtec.2004.04.047⟩. ⟨ineris-00962907⟩

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