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An Adhesive Cfd-Dem Model for Simulating Nanoparticle Agglomerate Fluidization

An Adhesive Cfd-Dem Model for Simulating Nanoparticle Agglomerate Fluidization, Daoyin Liu, Berend G. M. van Wachem, Robert F. Mudde, Xiaoping Chen, and J. Ruud van Ommen. A.I.Ch.E. Journal 2016, 62  (7), 2259–2270.

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Abstract

Nanoparticles are fluidized as agglomerates with hierarchical fractal structures. In this study, we model nanoparticle fluidization by assuming the simple agglomerates as the discrete element in an adhesive (Computational Fluid Dynamics-Discrete Element Modelling) CFD-DEM model. The simple agglomerates, which are the building blocks of the larger complex agglomerates, are represented by cohesive and plastic particles. It is shown that both the particle contact model and drag force interaction in the conventional CFD-DEM model need modification for properly simulating a fluidized bed of nanoparticle agglomerates. The model is tested for different cases, including the normal impact, angle of repose (AOR), and fluidization of nanoparticle agglomerates, represented by the particles with the equivalent material properties. It shows that increasing the particle adhesion increases the critical stick velocity, angle of repose, and leads from uniform fluidization to defluidization. The particle adhesion, bulk properties, and fluidization can be linked to each other by the current adhesive CFD-DEM model. (c) 2016 American Institute of Chemical Engineers

BibTeX

@article{ ISI:000377274600003,
Author = {Liu, Daoyin and van Wachem, Berend G. M. and Mudde, Robert F. and Chen, Xiaoping and van Ommen, J. Ruud},
Title = {An Adhesive Cfd-Dem Model for Simulating Nanoparticle Agglomerate Fluidization},
Journal = {A.I.Ch.E. Journal},
Year = {2016},
Volume = {62},
Number = {7},
Pages = {2259-2270},
Month = {},
Abstract = {Nanoparticles are fluidized as agglomerates with hierarchical fractal structures. In this study, we model nanoparticle fluidization by assuming the simple agglomerates as the discrete element in an adhesive (Computational Fluid Dynamics-Discrete Element Modelling) CFD-DEM model. The simple agglomerates, which are the building blocks of the larger complex agglomerates, are represented by cohesive and plastic particles. It is shown that both the particle contact model and drag force interaction in the conventional CFD-DEM model need modification for properly simulating a fluidized bed of nanoparticle agglomerates. The model is tested for different cases, including the normal impact, angle of repose (AOR), and fluidization of nanoparticle agglomerates, represented by the particles with the equivalent material properties. It shows that increasing the particle adhesion increases the critical stick velocity, angle of repose, and leads from uniform fluidization to defluidization. The particle adhesion, bulk properties, and fluidization can be linked to each other by the current adhesive CFD-DEM model. (c) 2016 American Institute of Chemical Engineers},
DOI = {10.1002/aic.15219},
ISSN = {0001-1541},
EISSN = {1547-5905},
Unique-ID = {ISI:000377274600003},
}

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