May 16-21, 2010
In the present work the layer inversion phenomenon observed in experiments from the literature is reproduced via discrete element simulations, in which a novel drag force model valid for bi- and poly-disperse particle systems is used. The simulations serve both as validation of the drag model and as a tool to analyze the dynamics of the phenomenon. The comparison with published data is carried out in terms of bed height and component distributions as functions of the liquid velocity, showing very good agreement.
Alberto Di Renzo, Fernando Cello, and Francesco Paolo Di Maio, "COMPUTATIONAL STUDY OF LAYER INVERSION IN TWO-COMPONENT LIQUID-FLUIDIZED BEDS BY DEM-CFD" in "The 13th International Conference on Fluidization - New Paradigm in Fluidization Engineering", Sang Done Kim,Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea; Yong Kang, Chungnam National University, Korea; Jea Keun Lee, Pukyong National University, Korea; Yong Chil Seo, Yonsei University, Korea Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2010). http://dc.engconfintl.org/fluidization_xiii/100