Turbulent Flow Behavior of Mixing Process Inside a Pharmaceutical Stirred Tank
V. Sharan1, D. Bhuvaneshwar2, R. Harish3
1V. Sharan, Postgraduate Student, M. Tech CAD CAM, School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), India.
2D. Bhuvaneshwar, Postgraduate Student, M. Tech CAD CAM, School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), India.
3R. Harish*, Assistant Professor, Thermal and Automotive Research Group, School of Mechanical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on January 20, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 05, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 29, 2020. | PP: 3893-3897 | Volume-9 Issue-3, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: C6425029320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C6425.029320
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Abstract: As mixing is an essential operation in many engineering fields a mixing system is designed using agitated vessels in which it is difficult to obtain accurate information on induced turbulence by the impeller where CFD can provide detailed understanding of such systems. Here the impeller is designed and tested in both single phase &multiphase. Here specifically incompressible flow is used and Multiple reference frame is used to model the motion of the impeller zone. Hence, we study the flow characteristics by comparing the velocity and temperature contour of three different rotating speed of the impeller and predict the percentage increase and decrease for varying boundary conditions.
Keywords: Mixing tank, Moving Reference Frame, Large Eddy Simulation, Turbulence Flow, Computational fluid dynamics.