Numerical Analysis of Velocity Magnitude in a Swirling Fluidized Bed with Spiral Blade Distributor

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  • Muhammad Lutfi Abd Latif Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Aras 1, Blok S2, Kampus UniCITI Alam, Sungai Chuchuh, 02100 Padang Besar, Perlis, Malaysia
  • Mohd Al Hafiz Mohd Nawi Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Aras 1, Blok S2, Kampus UniCITI Alam, Sungai Chuchuh, 02100 Padang Besar, Perlis, Malaysia
  • Wan Azani Mustafa Department of Electrical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Aras 1, Blok S2, Kampus UniCITI Alam, Sungai Chuchuh, 02100 Padang Besar, Perlis, Malaysia
  • Mohd Sharizan Md Sarip Department of Chemical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Aras 1, Blok S2, Kampus UniCITI Alam, Sungai Chuchuh, 02100 Padang Besar, Perlis, Malaysia
  • Mohd Aminudin Jamlos Department of Electronic Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Aras 1, Blok S2, Kampus UniCITI Alam, Sungai Chuchuh, 02100 Padang Besar, Perlis, Malaysia
  • Masniezam Ahmad Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Aras 1, Blok S2, Kampus UniCITI Alam, Sungai Chuchuh, 02100 Padang Besar, Perlis, Malaysia
  • Ku Mohammad Yazid Ku Ibrahim Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Aras 1, Blok S2, Kampus UniCITI Alam, Sungai Chuchuh, 02100 Padang Besar, Perlis, Malaysia
  • Hazizul Hussein Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Aras 1, Blok S2, Kampus UniCITI Alam, Sungai Chuchuh, 02100 Padang Besar, Perlis, Malaysia

Keywords:

swirling fluidized bed, spiral blade distributor, velocity magnitude

Abstract

This paper presents numerical analysis studies to identify air flow distribution affected by various blade distributor configurations in a swirling fluidized bed (SFB). The SFB is in contrast with conventional that impart swirling motion to the particle. The study focused on the effect of spiral blade distributor configuration whereby the effect of various pitch length (60 mm, 80 mm and 100 mm) via various horizontal inclination angle (0°, 12° and 15°). The simulation was applied to compute and evaluate the performance results of velocity magnitude in an SFB. Moreover, the new types of the annular spiral blade had less to reduce the power being wasted during the processes. The numerical analysis with the parameter of horizontal blade inclination of 0° through all pitch length configuration of spiral blade distributor has shown that the air flow in SFB rise until 40 m/s. This condition is due to the air flow was very close to the SFB entry space. The flow of air entering the area between the two blades is not much flow disturbance.

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2020-12-16

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Abd Latif, M. L. ., Mohd Nawi, M. A. H. ., Mustafa, W. A. ., Md Sarip, M. S. ., Jamlos, . M. A. ., Ahmad, M. ., Ku Ibrahim, K. M. Y. ., & Hussein, H. . (2020). Numerical Analysis of Velocity Magnitude in a Swirling Fluidized Bed with Spiral Blade Distributor. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 59(1), 38–44. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2594

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