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Application of XDEM as a novel approach to predict drying of a packed bed
Mahmoudi, Amir Houshang; Hoffmann, Florian; Peters, Bernhard
2014In International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 75, p. 65e75
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Keywords :
Drying; Heat transfer; Packed bed; Biomass
Abstract :
[en] A majority of solid fuels especially biomass contains moisture, which may amount up to the mass of the dry particles. Thus it is important to determine the details of drying when considering biomass as a fuel. Therefore, the objective of this work is to apply the Extended Discrete Element Method (XDEM) as a numerical simulation framework to prediction of drying within a packed bed reactor. The novel numerical concept resolves the particulate phase by the classical Discrete Element Method (DEM), however, extends it by the thermodynamic state e.g. temperature distribution and evaporation of water content of each particle in conjunction with heat and mass transfer to the surrounding gas phase. The latter is described by a continuous approach namely a set of differential conservation equations as employed in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for porous media. Comparison with measurement was carried out and good agreement was achieved.
Research center :
ULHPC - University of Luxembourg: High Performance Computing
Disciplines :
Mechanical engineering
Author, co-author :
Mahmoudi, Amir Houshang ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit
Hoffmann, Florian ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit
Peters, Bernhard ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit
External co-authors :
no
Language :
English
Title :
Application of XDEM as a novel approach to predict drying of a packed bed
Publication date :
01 January 2014
Journal title :
International Journal of Thermal Sciences
ISSN :
1290-0729
Publisher :
Elsevier Science, Paris, France
Volume :
75
Pages :
65e75
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
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