Kinetic Theory Modeling of Turbulent Multiphase Flow


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

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.

Contact Information

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

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