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(366b) Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Mixing in the Transition Region

Authors 

Foster, D. G. - Presenter, University of Rochester
Oliver, Z. J., University of Rochester
Steve, P. W., University of Rochester
Flower, R. D., University of Rochester
Funkenbusch, W. T., University of Rochester

Computational
Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Mixing in the Transition Region

text-align:center"> " times new roman>Zachary J. Oliver, Riley D. Flower, William T.
Funkenbusch, Paul W. Steve and David G. Foster

Department of Chemical
Engineering

University of Rochester

text-align:center"> " times new roman>Rochester, New York

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The simulation of mixing in the transition region has both
industrial importance and intellectual challenges. Many processes that are
operated in the transition region are by default simulated in the laminar or
turbulent regions. This paper will overview our work using Computational Fluid
Dynamics (CFD) to understand the importance of mixing in the transition region
in with regard to several geometries and configurations with fluids of
industrial importance.  This work will summarize our research to understand CFD
simulations in the transition region including the effect of impeller geometry,
baffle placement, fluid properties and velocities.