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Multidimensional modeling of turbulent two-phase flows in stirred vessels

Gosman, AD, Lekakou, C, Politis, S, Issa, RI and Looney, MK (1992) Multidimensional modeling of turbulent two-phase flows in stirred vessels AICHE JOURNAL, 38 (12). pp. 1946-1956.

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This article outlines a computational procedure for the prediction of dispersed two-phase, solid-liquid and gas-liquid, turbulent flows in baffled, impeller-stirred vessles common in the chemical industries. A two-flow Eulerian model is employed, based on the main assumption of interpenetrating coexisting continua. Mean momentum and mass conservation equations are solved for each phase and turbulent closure is effected by extending the single phase k- epsilon turbulence model to two-phase flows. The resulting set of highly coupled equations is solved by a two-phase implicit algorithm, PISO-2P, which allows calculation for a wide range of phase fraction, particle size and phase density ratios. Predictions are presented for solid-liquid and gas-liquid (bubbly) flows. Comparisons are made with experimental data for the mean phase velocities and volume fraction, mean slip velocity and turbulence quantities. (from Authors)

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Gosman, AD
Politis, S
Issa, RI
Looney, MK
Date : 1 January 1992
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:52
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:58

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