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author = {Bhutani, G and Brito, Parada PR and Cilliers, JJ},
doi = {10.1016/j.compchemeng.2016.01.011},
journal = {Computers and Chemical Engineering},
pages = {208--225},
title = {Polydispersed flow modelling using population balances in an adaptive mesh finite element framework},
url = {},
volume = {87},
year = {2016}

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AB - An open-source finite element framework to model multiphase polydispersed flows is presented in this work. The Eulerian–Eulerian method was coupled to a population balance equation and solved using a highly-parallelised finite element code—Fluidity. The population balance equation was solved using DQMOM. A hybrid finite element–control volume method for solving the coupled system of equations was established. To enhance the efficiency of this solver, fully-unstructured non-homogeneous anisotropic mesh adaptivity was applied to systematically adapt the mesh based on the underlying physics of the problem. This is the first time mesh adaptivity has been applied to the external coordinates of the population balance equation for modelling polydispersed flows. Rigorous model verification and benchmarking were also performed to demonstrate the accuracy of this implementation. This finite element framework provides an efficient alternative to model polydispersed flow problems over the other available finite volumeCFD packages.
AU - Bhutani,G
AU - Brito,Parada PR
AU - Cilliers,JJ
DO - 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2016.01.011
EP - 225
PY - 2016///
SN - 1873-4375
SP - 208
TI - Polydispersed flow modelling using population balances in an adaptive mesh finite element framework
T2 - Computers and Chemical Engineering
UR -
UR -
VL - 87
ER -