CFD-DEM simulation of superquadric cylindrical particles in a spouted bed and a rotor granulator
The fluidization behavior of cylindrical particles in a spouted bed was first investigated experimentally using a camera setup. The obtained average spouted bed height was used to evaluate the accuracy of different drag models in CFD-DEM simulations with the superquadric approach to model the particle shape. The drag model according to Sanjeevi et al. showed the best agreement. With this model, cylindrical particles were simulated in a rotor granulator and the particle dynamics were compared with the fluidization of volume equivalent spherical particles.
Fluidized bed rotor granulator
Non-spherical drag models