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Modelling three-phase flow in metallurgical processes
  • Christoph Goniva
  • Gijsbert Wierink
  • Kari Heiskanen
  • Stefan Pirker
  • Christoph Kloss
The 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.
  • CFD,
  • CFD-DEM,
  • three-phase flow
Publication Date
Winter December, 2012
9th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Minerals and Process Industries, 10-12 December 2012, MCEC, Melbourne, Australia.
Citation Information
Christoph Goniva, Gijsbert Wierink, Kari Heiskanen, Stefan Pirker, et al.. "Modelling three-phase flow in metallurgical processes" (2012)
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