The present work deals with the three-dimensional computational study of dilute gas-particle suspension through thin and thick orifice. The objective of the study is to predict the two phase pressure drop across an orifice for relatively higher solid loading but within the limit of dilute phase flow situation. The study involves the investigation of effect of five pertinent parameters namely area ratio, thickness of orifice, particle phase volume fraction, particle size, and particle phase density on the two phase pressure drop across orifice. The Eulerian–Eulerian model (Two fluid model) has been used for this purpose. The numerical procedure adopted in the present work has been validated with the experimental data for gas-particle flow through a horizontal sudden expansion pipe and good agreement has been revealed. The study reveals that the two phase pressure drop across orifice increases with increases in solid volume fraction and particle density, whereas it decreases with increase in particle diameter and area ratio of the pipe. Moreover, slight increase in pressure drop across orifice is observed with increase in thickness of orifice. Thus, higher pressure drop is observed for thick orifice as compared to thin orifice.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)