Barracuda Virtual Reactor is a engineering software package developed exclusively for one single application: gas-particle fluidization reactors and their internal components
VR is based upon our proprietary numerical method which is unique in its ability to model gas flows with any loading of discrete particulate solids of any size distribution
VR has been validated extensively against large-scale experimental data from PSRI and others worldwide R&D organizations
VR has been validated with industrial operating reactors across diverse industries: oil refining; chemicals production; coal combustion; gasification and many other FBRs
VR has its solids chemistry coupled to the flow field to accurately compute your ‘products’
VR users are provide with in-depth training, and then given direct technical support by experienced CPFD engineers
VR is being continually enhanced with new features and state-of-the art computing power
VR can make you highly successful by offering tremendous gains in engineering insights and optimization of your company’s fluidization reactors
The fact that Barracuda uses the entire particle size distribution and not just one (or two) representative particles sizes sets it apart from other commercial CFD tools. In addition, you don’t have to quit your day job to use this code.
— Dr. Ray Cocco, President, Particulate Solid Research Inc.