Computational Modelling and Analysis of Fluid Flow Distribution in Process Equipment
Školitel: doc. Ing. Zdeněk Jegla, Ph.D.
Instituce: Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Obor: Design and Process Engineering
O mém projektu
Significant maldistribution negatively influences performance of process equipment containing dense tube bundles and, moreover, it can cause a wide range of operating issues. The project therefore focuses on computational modelling and analysis of flow and distribution of process fluids and heat in equipment for energy utilisation of waste (“waste-to-energy”, WtE). In addition to the usual challenges, WtE plants have specific requirements and limitations in terms of high fouling propensity of the involved media. The aim here is to perform analytical and complex multidimensional modelling and analyses of fluid and heat distribution in selected WtE equipment for identification of design principles to obtain uniform fluid and heat distribution within a bundle. Consequently, a simplified yet accurate enough method for prediction of fluid and heat distribution will be formulated. This method should provide process engineers with an easy way to design and shape-optimise WtE equipment or their parts to improve efficiency, prolong service life, decrease energy consumption and the amount of produced emissions, and, consequently, also reduce environmental impact.