Kinetic Theory Modeling of Turbulent Multiphase Flow Email Page
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Performer:  Ames National Laboratory Location:  Ames, IA
Project Duration:  10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Award Number:  FWP-AL-14-330-058
Technology Area:  Coal Utilization Science Total Award Value:  $900,000
Key Technology:  Simulation-Based Engineering DOE Share:  $900,000
Performer Share:  $0

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Project Description

The work carried out under this Field Work Proposal (FWP) will contribute directly to improving the continuum computational models used by the gasification group at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) for system design and analysis. The modeling capabilities will be extended to handle variable-density and variable-size reacting particles in turbulent flow using state-of-the-art mathematical modeling tools.

Project Benefits

The project will further the present understanding of circulating fluidized beds from the conceptual standpoint of kinetic theory. The primary purpose is to provide a theoretical underpinning for the construction of computer codes to better understand and predict multiphase flow behavior in circulating fluidized beds and, in particular, to provide theoretical estimates for the transport coefficient analogues that parameterize the computer simulations.

This project will reduce design time for gasification combustion and supporting systems, which will result in lower capital costs for future facilities.

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Federal Project Manager Charles E. Miller:
Technology Manager Briggs White:
Principal Investigator Rodney Fox: