Discrete modeling and suggested measurement of heat transfer in gas-solids flows

J. Li, G. M. Campbell, A. S. Mujumdar

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This article presents a two-dimensional transient model for gas-solids flow and heat transfer through pipes using the coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics and Discrete Element Method approach. Numerical simulations have been conducted to examine the modification of fluid thermal structure due to the presence of particles in a pneumatic transport pipeline. Modeled results have demonstrated the key role of transversal motion of rebounding particles in the pipe cross section in altering fluid temperature. Further implementation of this modeling technique in air-drying processes is discussed and possible experimental methods for the measurement of in situ particle and fluid motion and temperature profile are cited.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)979-994
Number of pages16
JournalDrying Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


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