Complex Fluids and Granular Flow

Fluidization

Research activity

Granular flow. Segregation phenomena in bubbling fluidised bed gasifiers. Oscillatory patterns in granular flows.

Past Works

  • Prati A., Selmo F., Nigro A., Baratieri M., and Larcher M. «Experimental and numerical analysis of a bubbling fluidized bed gasifier for renewable energy production.» In: Proceedings of the XII International Conference of on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer ICCHMT2019, (2019).
  • Selmo F., Prati A., Nigro A., Baratieri M., and Larcher M. «Full and simplified set of dimensionless parameters for Fluidized beds hydrodynamic scaling: preliminary simulations.» In: Proceedings of the XII International Conference of on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer ICCHMT2019, (2019).
  • A. Köhler, D.C. Guío-Peréz, Prati A., M. Larcher, and D. Pallarès. «Rheological effects of a gas fluidized bed emulsion on falling and rising spheres.» Powder Technology (2021).

Ongoing projects

  • numerical simulations of fluidised bed for thermochemical conversion processes;
  • analysis of the segregation processes in dry granular flow driven by gravity
  • experimental measurements on both dry and wet fluidised granular beds

People involved

  • Michele Larcher
  • Anna Prati

Collaboration

  • Politecnico of Bari (Italy)
  • Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)