Dominant Modes in a Gas Cyclone Flow Field Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition

Kumar, Mayank and Banerjee, Raja and Mangadody, Narasimha and et al, . (2022) Dominant Modes in a Gas Cyclone Flow Field Using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 61 (6). pp. 2562-2579. ISSN 0888-5885

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The complex turbulent swirling flow inside cyclone separators was studied using high-fidelity large eddy simulations (LESs). Using the appropriate subgrid-scale LES model, flow features such as mean and turbulent statistics were studied for the variations in the inlet Reynolds number (Re) and geometric swirl number (S). Spectral analysis of the turbulent fluctuations shows multiple peaks pertaining to multiple coherent turbulent structures. In order to reveal the turbulent flow modes and their transient evolution, proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) of the time-dependent LES-computed values was performed. At lower S, the single-helix mode was found to be the predominant energy-containing turbulent mode. An increase in S results in a high-frequency double-helix mode. An increase in the energy content of the double-helix mode was observed with increasing S. The reconstruction using the reduced order POD model reveals that the coherent helical modes extract energy from the high-strain regions of the mean flow and contribute significantly to the increased fluctuation levels observed in the RMS velocity profiles near the axis of the cyclone. The reduced order model was able to reconstruct the RMS velocity profile capturing over 90% of the total turbulent kinetic energy using 200 of the most energetic POD modes and was multiple times faster than the transient LES simulation. © 2022 American Chemical Society

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Banerjee, Raja
Mangadody, Narasimha
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Additional Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge IIT Hyderabad for providing the resources to conduct this research and DST’s Vajra scheme (VJR/2017/000 203) for the support to Prof. Surya Pratap Vanka to visit IIT Hyderabad. We also thank NMDC R&D Limited Uppal for providing the computational resource of the NMDC cluster on which the computations have been performed.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dominant mode; Double helix; Energy; Gas cyclones; High-fidelity; Large-eddy simulations; RMS velocities; Subgrid scale; Turbulent swirling flows; Velocity profiles
Subjects: Physics > Mechanical and aerospace
Chemical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemical Engineering
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
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Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2022 11:06
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2022 11:06
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