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Asymptotic CFD study of a plenum chamber in swirling fluid bed

Naji, Tammam S. and Othman , Safiah and Raghavan, Vijay R. (2011) Asymptotic CFD study of a plenum chamber in swirling fluid bed. In: International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 2011 (ICME 2011), 06-07 Jun 2011, Putrajaya.

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In the present study, the technique of combining asymptotics with computational fluid dynamics (CFD), called the asymptotic computational fluid dynamics (ACFD), has been used to obtain a correlation between pressure drop coefficient and the number of pipe inlet into the plenum chamber of a swirling fluidized bed based on CFD results obtained by Othman [2010]. Othman [2010] investigated the influence of various inlet types and hub designs as well as the introduction of multiple inlets on the aerodynamic behavior in the plenum chamber of a swirling fluidized bed. The final design chosen was the four radial offset (R/2) air inlets into the plenum chamber containing a full length cylindrical hub. This design offers a balance in the required performance characteristics, thus leads to optimum performance of the fluidized bed. The obtained correlation provide a full range of CFD results without actually carrying out the entire set of calculations. This powerful tool is still very rarely applied, especially in Malaysia. Therefore this study has provided a significant benchmark of ACFD study for fluid flow.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: asymptotic CFD ; plemun chamber swirling fluidized bed; pressure drop coefficient; geometrical configurations
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2011 03:06
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2011 03:06
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1643
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