Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.3795/KSME-B.2016.40.1.009
Title & Authors
Numerical Study on Fluid Flow Characteristics in Taylor Reactor using Computational Fluid Dynamics Lee, Seung-Ho; Shim, Kyu Hwan; Jeon, Dong Hyup;
This study investigated the variations of Taylor flow and particle residence time in a Taylor reactor according to the changes of angular velocity and inlet velocity using computational fluid dynamics technique. The results showed that the fluid in a reactor became unstable with an increase of angular velocity. The flow moved to the regions of CCF, TVF, WVF and MWVF resulting in an increase of Reynolds number. Accordingly, the flow characteristics were different for each regions. We confirmed that the inlet velocity influences the Taylor flow. The particle residence time and standard deviation increased with an increase of angular velocity and a decrease of inlet velocity.
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