Influence of physical properties of melt on liquid dripping in packed bed analyzed by MPS method

Tatsuya Kon, Shungo Natsui, Shigeru Ueda, Ryo Inoue, Tatsuro Ariyama

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Abstract

The liquid dripping under the cohesive zone influences gas flow and permeability in the lower part of the blast furnace, and it is closely related to blast furnace productivity and operational stability. Especially, liquid distribution and hold-up in the coke packed bed can be mentioned as important phenomena regarding the liquid dripping. Although these phenomena are influenced by the structure of the packed bed and the physical properties of the melt, numerical analysis of blast furnace based on melt properties is difficult. Therefore, in this research, the influence of the physical properties of the melt on liquid flow distribution and hold-up phenomena was studied by modeling the liquid flow in a packed bed and performing numerical analysis based on Moving Particle Semi-implicit (MPS) method, which is one of the particle methods. The results of the analysis clarified the fact that the viscosity of the liquid is the controlling factor for dynamic hold-up, and solid-liquid wettability is the controlling factor for static hold-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)590-597
Number of pages8
JournalIsij International
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 21

Keywords

  • Blast furnace
  • Ironmaking
  • Liquid dripping
  • MPS method
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Packed bed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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