Authors: J.I. Córcoles a,b, A. Acosta-Iborra c, J.A. Almendros-Ibáñez a,b
a Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, E.T.S. de Ingenieros Industriales, Dpto. de Mecánica Aplicada e Ingeniería de Proyectos, Campus universitario s/n, 02071 Albacete, Spain
b Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Renewable Energy Research Institute, Section of Solar and Energy Efficiency, C/ de la Investigación s/n, 02071 Albacete, Spain
c Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, ISE Research Group, Thermal and Fluids Engineering Department, Avda. de la Universidad 30, 28911 Leganés, Madrid, Spain
Source: This paper was published in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.
Abstract: This paper presents a 2-D numerical simulation of a freely bubbling ﬂuidized bed with immersed surfaces, using the Computational Particle Fluid Dynamics ( CPF D ) model implemented in the Barracuda commercial software. The heat transfer coeﬃcients obtained are compared with an experimental study available in the open literature and numerical simulations based on the two-ﬂuid model approach performed by other authors. Two different immersed surfaces, representing spherical and cylindrical geometries were studied.
The simulations results show different heat transfer mechanisms, depending on the angular position in the two immersed surface geometries studied. The time average heat transfer coeﬃcient around the whole heat transfer surface were 25 % and 38 % lower than the experimental study, for the cylindrical and spherical surfaces, respectively. These differences are lower than the results obtained with the two-ﬂuid model approach reported in the open literature. The numerical results indicate that CPFD-Barracuda is able to properly simulate the heat transfer and the dynamics of the bed in deﬂuidized regions, such as on the top of an immersed surface, where the two-ﬂuid model fails and overpredicts the heat transfer rate.