Extension of a coarse grained particle method to simulate heat transfer in fluidized beds
Abstract
The heat transfer in a gassolids fluidized bed is simulated with computational fluid dynamicdiscrete element method (CFDDEM) and coarse grained particle method (CGPM). In CGPM fewer numerical particles and their collisions are tracked by lumping several real particles into a computational parcel. Here, the assumption is that the real particles inside a coarse grained particle (CGP) are made from same species and share identical physical properties including density, diameter and temperature. The parcelfluid convection term in CGPM is calculated using the same method as in DEM. For all other heat transfer mechanisms, we derive in this study mathematical expressions that relate the new heat transfer terms for CGPM to those traditionally derived in DEM. This newly derived CGPM model is verified and validated by comparing the results with CFDDEM simulation results and experiment data. The numerical results compare well with experimental data for both hydrodynamics and temperature profiles. Finally, the proposed CGPM model can be used for fast and accurate simulations of heat transfer in large scale gassolids fluidized beds.
 Authors:

 National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Morgantown, WV (United States)
 National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Morgantown, WV (United States); AECOM, Morgantown, WV (United States)
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States). Inhouse Research
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE
 OSTI Identifier:
 1402455
 Alternate Identifier(s):
 OSTI ID: 1397099
 Report Number(s):
 NETLPUB20845
Journal ID: ISSN 00179310; PII: S0017931016333129
 Resource Type:
 Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 111; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 00179310
 Publisher:
 Elsevier
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; Computational fluid dynamics; discrete element method; coarse grained particle method; CFDDEM; heat transfer
Citation Formats
Lu, Liqiang, Morris, Aaron, Li, Tingwen, and Benyahia, Sofiane. Extension of a coarse grained particle method to simulate heat transfer in fluidized beds. United States: N. p., 2017.
Web. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.04.040.
Lu, Liqiang, Morris, Aaron, Li, Tingwen, & Benyahia, Sofiane. Extension of a coarse grained particle method to simulate heat transfer in fluidized beds. United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.04.040.
Lu, Liqiang, Morris, Aaron, Li, Tingwen, and Benyahia, Sofiane. Tue .
"Extension of a coarse grained particle method to simulate heat transfer in fluidized beds". United States. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.04.040. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1402455.
@article{osti_1402455,
title = {Extension of a coarse grained particle method to simulate heat transfer in fluidized beds},
author = {Lu, Liqiang and Morris, Aaron and Li, Tingwen and Benyahia, Sofiane},
abstractNote = {The heat transfer in a gassolids fluidized bed is simulated with computational fluid dynamicdiscrete element method (CFDDEM) and coarse grained particle method (CGPM). In CGPM fewer numerical particles and their collisions are tracked by lumping several real particles into a computational parcel. Here, the assumption is that the real particles inside a coarse grained particle (CGP) are made from same species and share identical physical properties including density, diameter and temperature. The parcelfluid convection term in CGPM is calculated using the same method as in DEM. For all other heat transfer mechanisms, we derive in this study mathematical expressions that relate the new heat transfer terms for CGPM to those traditionally derived in DEM. This newly derived CGPM model is verified and validated by comparing the results with CFDDEM simulation results and experiment data. The numerical results compare well with experimental data for both hydrodynamics and temperature profiles. Finally, the proposed CGPM model can be used for fast and accurate simulations of heat transfer in large scale gassolids fluidized beds.},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.04.040},
journal = {International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer},
number = C,
volume = 111,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {4}
}
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