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CFD modeling of riser with Group B particles

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– A series of tests were conducted in a large cold flow CFB unit (18 m long riser and 30 cm in diameter) with two different Group B powders. The impact of particle nature on the riser hydrodynamics was investigated at similar operating conditions through pressure taps and extraction probes. To study the impact of particle size and sphericity, sand and glass beads were used. Resulting axial pressure profiles are very different in both the acceleration and in the fully developed region. These differences can most probably be explained by the difference in shape between the solids. Higher sphericity seems to generate smaller pressure drop. Trough extraction probe measurements, the core-annulus regime was found on the developed zone of the riser. An assessment of a commercial CFD code to predict riser flow was carried out. For glass beads, simulation results agree reasonably well with experimental pressure profiles but the core annulus structure is underpredicted. However, pressure drop along the riser is strongly underestimated in sand simulations.
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hal-01214338 , version 1 (12-10-2015)

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Sofia H. Rodrigues, Anne Forret, F Montjovet, M Lance, Thierry Gauthier. CFD modeling of riser with Group B particles. Powder Technology, 2015, 283, pp.519-529. ⟨10.1016/j.powtec.2015.05.020⟩. ⟨hal-01214338⟩
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