Rodney O. Fox

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Motivation

Understand the fundamental modeling aspects related to multiphase turbulent flows with significant interphase coupling.  More accurately account for particle size change due to various chemical and physical processes in industrial reactors.

Approach

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Accomplishments

Novel multiphase turbulence model for gas-particle flows. Novel polydisperse gas-particle model based on QBMM solution to kinetic equation.

Significance & Impact

  • Demonstrated that for both homogeneous and wall-bounded, gas-particle flows a turbulence model must account for the anisotropy of granular energy in order to predict correct flow dynamics.
  • Facilitate the numerical simulation and scale up of energy systems such as gasifier.

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Application Areas

  • Bubbly Flow
  • Gas Particle Flow
  • Turbulence Mixing and Reacting Flow
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Rodney O. Fox

Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
rofox@iastate.edu[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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