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Process analysis in thermal process engineering with high-performance computing using the example of grate firing
Peters, Bernhard; Rousset, Alban; Besseron, Xavier et al.
2020In Scherer, Viktor; Fricker, Neil; Reis, Albino (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers
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Keywords :
Biomass; Combustion; XDEM; CFD; Enel green power SpA
Abstract :
[en] Biomass as a renewable energy source continues to grow in popularity to reduce fossil fuel consumption for environmental and economic benefits. In the present contribution, the combustion chamber of a 16 MW geothermal steam super-heater, which is part of the Enel Green Power "Cornia 2" power plant, is being investigated with high-performance computing methods. For this purpose, the extended discrete element method (XDEM) developed at the University of Luxembourg is used in a high-performance computing environment, which includes both the moving wooden bed and the combustion chamber above it. The XDEM simulation platform is based on a hybrid four-way coupling between the Discrete Element Method (DEM) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). In this approach, particles are treated as discrete elements that are coupled by heat, mass, and momentum transfer to the surrounding gas as a continuous phase. For individual wood particles, besides the equations of motion, the differential conservation equations for mass, heat, and momentum are solved, which describe the thermodynamic state during thermal conversion. The consistency of the numerical results with the actual system performance is discussed in this paper to determine the potentials and limitations of the approach.
Research center :
LuXDEM - University of Luxembourg: Luxembourg XDEM Research Centre
Disciplines :
Engineering, computing & technology: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
Peters, Bernhard ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit
Rousset, Alban ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit
Besseron, Xavier  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit
Mainassara Chekaraou, Abdoul Wahid ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit
Gallo, Maria Grazia
Sansone, Franco
Lupi, Alessio
Galleti, Chiara
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Process analysis in thermal process engineering with high-performance computing using the example of grate firing
Publication date :
November 2020
Event name :
12th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers
Event date :
10-11 November 2020
Audience :
International
Main work title :
Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Industrial Furnaces and Boilers
Editor :
Scherer, Viktor
Fricker, Neil
Reis, Albino
ISBN/EAN :
978-972-99309-8-0
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Focus Area :
Computational Sciences
Sustainable Development
Funders :
University of Luxembourg - UL
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