Numerical solution for the flow of highly viscous fluid in agitated vessel with anchor impeller

M. Kuriyama, H. Inomata, K. Arai, S. Saito

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Abstract

Fluid motion in an agitated vessel with an anchor impeller is characterized by flow in a horizontal plane induced by the vertical arms of the impeller rotating near the vessel wall. A numerical algorithm of the two‐dimensional flow in the horizontal plane is established using an iterative method for the determination of the boundary values of stream function. The computational results of the velocity profiles and agitation power are compared with those of the experiments, and it is shown that the numerical method used in this study is very useful to analyze the flow past the vertical arms of an anchor impeller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-391
Number of pages7
JournalAIChE Journal
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982 May

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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