Modelling three-phase flow in metallurgical processes(2012)
AbstractThe interaction between gasses, liquids, and solids plays a critical role in many processes, such as coating, granulation and the blast furnace process. In this paper we present a comprehensive numerical model for three phase flow including droplets, particles and gas. By means of a coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) - Discrete Element Method (DEM) approach the physical core phenomena are pictured at a detailed level. Sub-models for droplet deformation, breakup and coalescence as well as droplet-particle and wet particle-particle interaction are applied. The feasibility of this model approach is demonstrated by its application to a rotating drum coater. The described numerical model is implemented completely in an open source framework developed and provided by the authors.
- three-phase flow
Publication DateWinter December, 2012
Citation InformationChristoph Goniva, Gijsbert Wierink, Kari Heiskanen, Stefan Pirker, et al.. "Modelling three-phase flow in metallurgical processes" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gijsbert_wierink/14/