Multiphase Systems

Many flows in nature and industry involve multiphases. By making a sustained, substantial investment in advanced technology development — and focusing on reliable, fundamentally sound physical model development — ANSYS has developed an impressive range of engineering simulation for multiphase flow system with comprehensive range of established modeling capabilities and the associated engineering experience to help researchers, process engineers and equipment designers to enhance the performance of complex multiphase systems. ANSYS provides an unparalleled depth of capabilities for modeling these systems, which include heat and mass transfer with or without reaction, including free surfaces, gas–liquid, gas–solid, boiling, cavitation, wet steams, flashing, slurries, and particulate systems.

Reflecting its commitment to this technology area, ANSYS CFD for multiphase flow modeling offers a number of unique capabilities tailored to multiphase modeling requirements. For example, ANSYS simulation tools allow engineers to model particle size distribution through population balance, combining detailed fluid mechanics analysis with a better description of the size distribution of particles, bubbles or droplets in a multiphase mixture. This approach accounts for phenomena such as nucleation, growth, dispersion, dissolution, aggregation and breakage. By employing ANSYS CFD for multiphase flow modeling software, engineers can describe and track changes in the particle population.

Multiphase Systems

Fluidized bed with internals using ANSYS Euler-granular.

Fluid mechanics software can be applied as standalone CFD tools or in combination with ANSYS structural or electronic software in a multiphysics for multiphase flow simulation integrated workflow environment. ANSYS engineering simulation for multiphase flow system has a well-established track record of enhancing the performance of multiphase systems in a wide range of applications, including:

  • Bag filters
  • Bubble columns
  • Centrifugal extractors
  • Crystallization
  • Cyclone separators
  • Decanters
  • Droplet separation
  • Dust collection systems
  • Emulsion
  • Fluidized-bed catalytic cracking
  • Fluidized-bed systems
  • Foams
  • Hydrocyclones
  • Loop reactors
  • Mist eliminators
  • Mixers
  • Packed columns
  • Packed beds
  • Particle size reduction systems
  • Particulate systems
  • Precipitators
  • Scrubbers
  • Sedimentation devices
  • Sieve plates
  • Solid suspensions
  • Solid drying systems
  • Surface aerators