Software Platform for Computation Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Mixing and Crystallization in a Stirred Vessel

Dong Hoon Oh, Rak Young Jeon, Derrick Adams, Woo Young Jung, Hong Min Shim, Chang Ha Lee, Kwang Joo Kim

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Mixing and crystallization are strongly influenced by fluid flow and kinetics in a stirred vessel. Computation fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation is a powerful tool to predict transient behaviors of such processes. In this study, we developed a software that simplifies procedures such as geometry, meshing, simulation, and preprocessing that occur when using CFD. For the development of this software, C# language was employed for a user-friendly interface with a built-in library, generation of user-defined functions for crystallization kinetics, and a translator to generate script language to invoke FLUENT software. To elucidate applications of the developed software, CDF simulation for mixing in a stirred vessel with four different impellers and scale-up of DTB crystallizer from 500 to 3000 L was executed within the framework of this software. Results of both cases were compared with corresponding references and showed good agreements. Examples showed the benefit of this software in saving time and effort, eventually giving a user more time to focus on problem solving strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1172-1185
Number of pages14
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb 5

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Agency for Defense Development (Project No. 201800600001)

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © 2019 American Chemical Society.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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