Eulerian simulation of bubble formation at a jet in a two-dimensional fluidized bed

  • Boemer A
  • Qi H
  • Renz U
  • 45


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 117


    Citations of this article.


A promising method to describe the fluid dynamics of highly loaded particle flows is the Eulerian representation. In this approach, the solid phase is treated as a continuum, although physically it consists of individual particles. This is possible by using physical models derived from the kinetic theory of granular flow. Central to these models is the so-called granular temperature, representing the specific fluctuating kinetic energy of the particles. In this paper, several forms proposed for these models are summarized and different descriptions of granular temperature are investigated. Furthermore, an alternative approach derived from soil mechanics is tested. Measurements of a two-dimensional bubbling bed found in literature are finally used to verify the results.

Author-supplied keywords

  • 1
  • and design
  • and power
  • applications of the chemical
  • be found in many
  • bubbling fluidized bed
  • computer simulations are turning
  • eulerian simulation
  • fuid dynamics
  • gas-solid
  • gas-solid multiphase systems can
  • i n t r
  • industry
  • kinetic theory
  • o d u c
  • out to be a
  • powerful tool to understand
  • t i o n

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • a. Boemer

  • H. Qi

  • U. Renz

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free