UDV measurements and CFD simulation to two-phase flow in a stirred vessel

Sanna Haavisto, Antti Koponen, Jouni Syrjänen, Mikko Manninen

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Ultrasound Doppler Velocimetry (UDV) was successfully applied for measuring the three-dimensional velocity profiles of sand–water slurry in a cylindrical tank equipped with a 45° pitched blade turbine. Radial, axial and tangential velocity components were determined at the middle angular position between two baffles. The flow field in the tank was simulated by employing CFD with an algebraic slip mixture model combined with a sliding mesh method for the impeller. The simulated and measured velocity profiles were compared, and good general agreement between these results was found.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-382
Number of pages8
JournalProgress in Computational Fluid Dynamics
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • CFD
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • chemical reactors
  • hydrodynamics
  • solid-liquid flow
  • stirred tank
  • UDV
  • ultrasound Doppler velocimetry

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