CFD simulations of early- to fully-turbulent conditions in unbaffled and baffled vessels stirred by a Rushton turbine

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Abstract

Laboratory scale unbaffled tanks provided with a top cover and a baffled tank both stirred by a Rushton turbine were simulated by carrying out RANS simulations. Three different turbulence models were adopted (k-ω SST, k-ε and the SSG Reynolds stress model) to predict the flow field and the relevant performance parameters (power and pumping numbers) of the tank operated from early to fully turbulent conditions. CFD results were compared with literature experimental data and DNS simulation results to validate and properly compare the models. In the range of Reynolds numbers investigated, results showed that, for the unbaffled tank, the SSG model based on Reynolds stresses is a better choice at larger Re, while the k-ω SST model better reproduces the experiments at lower values. Conversely, no significant differences between the predictions of the three models were found in the baffled vessel.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)36-47
Numero di pagine12
RivistaCHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH & DESIGN
Volume171
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2021

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