Simulation of a Fluidized Bed Using a Hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian Method for Particle Tracking

  • Cédric Corre
  • Jean-Luc Estivalezes
  • Stéphane Vincent
  • Olivier Simonin
  • Stéphane Glockner
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 110)


The characterisation of fluidized beds still requires specific investigation for understanding and modelling the local coupling between the dispersed phase and the carrier fluid. The aim of this work is to simulate this type of unsteady particle laden flows via Direct Numerical Simulations in order to provide a local and instantaneous description of particle flow interactions and to extract statistical parameters useful for large scale models. A fluidized bed has been studied experimentally by Aguilar Corona ([1]). In this laboratory experiment, 3D tracking of a single bed particle provided Lagrangian properties of the discrete phase motion, while 2D PIV was used to characterize the flow of the continuum phase. This fluidized bed has been simulated during nine seconds in order to compare experimental and numerical results and to obtain some data that experimental studies can’t give.


Direct Numerical Simulation Virtual Particle Cylindrical Tank Viscous Stress Tensor Soft Sphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cédric Corre
    • 1
  • Jean-Luc Estivalezes
    • 1
  • Stéphane Vincent
    • 2
  • Olivier Simonin
    • 3
  • Stéphane Glockner
    • 2
  1. 1.ONERA/DMAEToulouseFrance
  2. 2.TREFLE-ENSCPB, UMR 8508 CNRSUniversité de BordeauxPessac CedexFrance
  3. 3.IMFT (Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse), CNRS ; IMFT ; F-31400 Toulouse, FranceUniversité de Toulouse; INPT, UPSToulouseFrance

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