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Pressure distribution around mixing blades in biodiesel reactor using computational fluid dynamics (GFD)

Sadikin, Azmahani and Md Noor, Md Iskandar and Mat Isa, Norasikin and Basharie, Siti Mariam and Khalid, Amir (2014) Pressure distribution around mixing blades in biodiesel reactor using computational fluid dynamics (GFD). Applied Mechanics and Materials , 554. pp. 381-385. ISSN 1660-9336

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Abstract

This paper presented simulation analysis of pressure distribution along a mixing blades propeller used in biodieset reactor tank. The mixing blade types used are: (l) three bladed mixing propeller, (2) pitch turbine blade and (3) Rushton blade. ANSYS FLUENT software was used to run-the simulation. The highest pressure distribution along the mixing fluid was created by pitch turbine blade type. When comparing the pressure distribution at all three blade t1pes, the Rushton blade gives ttre irighest pr...ur" at the tips of the blades. The Rushton blade is the best blade used for biodiesel reactor. 'ihe selection of the right tlpe mixing blade can improve the biodiesel production and lower the maintenance cost. The result obtained from the simulation is agreed well with the published data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: three bladed mixing propeller; pitch turbine blade; rushton blade; biodiesel reaclor; computational fluid dynamics
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA349-359 Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Plant and Automotive Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 07:49
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 07:49
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6257
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