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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2002 Vol.3 No.4 P.387-390


Numerical study on the flow features of U-beam inertial separator

Author(s):  CHEN Li-hua, FAN Jian-ren, CEN Ke-fa

Affiliation(s):  College of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   mecclh@cmee.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  U-beam inertial separator, Numerical simulation, Dynamic features

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CHEN Li-hua, FAN Jian-ren, CEN Ke-fa. Numerical study on the flow features of U-beam inertial separator[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2002, 3(4): 387-390.

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Detailed parametric study of three-dimensional gas-particle multiphase flow characteristics in U-beam tube bundle inertial separators was conducted by numerical simulation. The carrier phase was treated in the Eulerian frame, the particles were tracked in the Lagrangian frame, and particle-wall collision was considered. Simulation carried out at different inflow rate and mass loading ratios revealed the pressure losses in the separators, velocity field of the gas phase, and the trajectories of particles. The study results revealed the multiphase flow-dynamic features of the separators, and the relationship between separator pressure losses and different inlet velocity. The numerical simulation can provide basis both for optimal design of impacting-inertial separator used in circulating fluidized bed boiler; and for study of gas-particle multiphase circumfluence flow.

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