Advanced Powder Technology, Vol.29, No.7, 1655-1663, 2018
Analysis of particle rotation in fluidized bed by use of discrete particle model
The particle rotation was found important in the fluidized bed when the heterogeneous structures appeared. Some researches show that Magnus lift force might play an pivotal role in fluid-solid system, especially when the particles have fast rotation speed. As the Magnus lift force is acted at the single particle level, a pseudo two-dimensional discrete particle model (DPM) was used to investigate the influence of Magnus lift force in fluidized bed. The rotational Reynolds number (Re-r) bases on the angular velocity and the diameter of the spheres is used to characterize the rotational movement of particles. We studied the influence of Magnus lift force for particles with rotational Reynolds number in the range of 1-100. Our results show that the influence of Magnus lift force is enhanced with a higher Rer. Magnus lift force affects the movement of particles in both radial and axial directions while Rer is high. However, in low Rer case it can be neglected in computational simulation model. This indicates the introduction of Magnus lift force may improve the discrete particle model only in high Re-r case and Magnus effect should be considered in real gas-solid two phase system when the particle rotational speed is high. (C) 2018 The Society of Powder Technology Japan. Published by Elsevier B.V. and The Society of Powder Technology Japan. All rights reserved.