Lattice approaches to packed column simulations

Richard Caulkin, Xiaodong Jia, Michael Fairweather, Richard A Williams

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This work presents a review of the findings into the ability of a digitally based particle packing algorithm, called DigiPac, to predict bed structure in a variety of packed columns, for a range of generic pellet shapes frequently used in the chemical and process engineering industries. Resulting macroscopic properties are compared with experimental data derived from both invasive and non-destructive measurement techniques. Additionally, fluid velocity distributions, through samples of the resulting bed structures, are analysed using lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) simulations and are compared against experimental data from the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-411
Number of pages8
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


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