A4 Conference proceedings

Comparison of Ansys Fluent and OpenFOAM is simulation of circulating fluidized bed riser

Publication Details
Authors: Nikku Markku, Jalali Payman, Hyppänen Timo
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of Fluidized Bed Technology
Start page: 349
End page: 356
Number of pages: 8
ISBN: 978-83-62079-16-2
JUFO level of this publication: 0
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


In this work, two CFD codes are utilized in Eulerian-Eulerian modeling of laboratory-scale cold model of CFB. The objective of the work is to compare the accuracy and performance between the utilized codes, which are the commercial code of Ansys Fluent 17.0 and open-source code of OpenFOAM 3.0.1 with the solver twoPhaseEulerFoam. The same mesh and as similar settings as possible are utilized in transient simulations. The average profiles of pressure, velocity and solids volume fraction are similar between the CFD codes and match well with the measurements from the cold model. The computational times and performance are compared and OpenFOAM was found to perform better, but having more limited time step size.

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