Stirred tank mixing is a process used across many industries, including the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industries, chemical processing, food processing, oil and gas, and mineral processing. Understanding mixing tank performance and behavior is important for design, scale-up, optimization and troubleshooting. Simulation can provide valuable insight in these areas, including:
- Understanding mixing characteristics: flow visualization, residence and blend time.
- Prediction of shear rate, shear history and mass transfer rates.
- Prediction of gas hold up.
While there are numerous mixing tank applications involving gas-liquid or gas-solid flows that can be simulated using Ansys Fluent, the starting point to understanding how to set up and solve these problems is learning how to calculate the flow for a single-phase liquid, and this is what you will learn how to do in this course.
- Completion of Ansys Fluent Getting Started is recommended.
- Completion of Creating a CAD Model of a Mixing Tank in Ansys SpaceClaim is recommended.
Chemical engineers, process engineers and others working in the field of mixing.
This is a self-paced course that will teach you how to import a CAD model of a mixing tank into Ansys Fluent, generate a mesh using the Watertight Geometry guided meshing workflow, calculate the flow field and post-process the results in the Ansys Fluent single-window user environment.