Base case simulation of 'Parameters affecting plug characteristics in dense phase pneumatic conveying of ellipsoidal particles'

  • Prashant Gupta (Creator)
  • Kevin Hanley (Creator)
  • Jin Ooi (Creator)
  • Oguzhan Erken (Creator)
  • Luigi Capozzi (Creator)

Dataset

Abstract

OpenFOAM and Aspherix simulation data for the paper, 'Parameters affecting plug characteristics in dense phase pneumatic conveying of ellipsoidal particles.' The study examines the plug flow of ellipsoidal particles in dense phase horizontal pneumatic conveying within a rigid and cylindrical pipe with periodic boundaries in the axial direction. We use coupled Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) -- Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulations to investigate the effect of particle shape on four plug characteristics: velocity, length, porosity, and particle exchange rate with the stationary bed. Both ellipsoidal and spherical particles are used, and the parameters varied are the particle size, aspect ratio, pressure gradient, particle--particle and particle--wall sliding and rolling friction coefficients, and coefficients of restitution. The provided simulation data is for the case that is defined as the "base case" in the paper. The simulation was run using 'CFDEMcoupling-Nonspherical-6.1.0' and 'Aspherix-6.1.0.' Aspherix is a proprietary software from DCS Computing and well recognized within Discrete Element Method (DEM) research community.

This dataset is contained in a single zip file, which includes all the files produced from the simulation and the input files to re-run. The other simulation cases in the publication are created by varying the parameters of this base case simulation folder.
Date made available5 Dec 2023
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare

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