Conference Dates

May 1-5, 2011


Numerical studies of 3D cylindrical fluidized bed by means of combined computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and discrete element method (DEM) were carried out. For motion of particles, Newton's second law and 3D compressible Navier-Stokes equations in generalized curvilinear coordinates in its conservative form were used. Navier-Stokes equations were solved with high order compact finite difference scheme by fully implicit flux decomposition method. Non-reflecting boundary conditions (NRBC) were used for the outflow boundary. The convergence of this method, especially at high Reynolds number, is significantly better than the SIMPLE method.