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Entropy 2016, 18(1), 2; doi:10.3390/e18010002

A Lattice Gas Automata Model for the Coupled Heat Transfer and Chemical Reaction of Gas Flow Around and Through a Porous Circular Cylinder

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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
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Fluidization Research Center, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver V6T 1Z3, Canada
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Academic Editors: Ignazio Licata and Sauro Succi
Received: 30 September 2015 / Revised: 1 December 2015 / Accepted: 14 December 2015 / Published: 22 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Non-Linear Lattice)
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Abstract

Coupled heat transfer and chemical reaction of fluid flow in complex boundaries are explored by introducing two additional properties, i.e. particle type and energy state into the Lattice gas automata (LGA) Frisch–Hasslacher–Pomeau (FHP-II) model. A mix-redistribute of energy and type of particles is also applied on top of collision rules to ensure randomness while maintaining the conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Simulations of heat transfer and heterogeneous reaction of gas flow passing a circular porous cylinder in a channel are presented. The effects of porosity of cylinder, gas inlet velocity, and reaction probability on the reaction process are further analyzed with respect to the characteristics of solid morphology, product concentration, and temperature profile. Numerical results indicate that the reaction rate increases with increasing reaction probability as well as gas inlet velocity. Cylinders with a higher value of porosity and more homogeneous structure also react with gas particles faster. These results agree well with the basic theories of gas–solid reactions, indicating the present model provides a method for describing gas–solid reactions in complex boundaries at mesoscopic level. View Full-Text
Keywords: porous circular cylinder; lattice gas automata; heat transfer; chemical reaction; fluid-structure interaction porous circular cylinder; lattice gas automata; heat transfer; chemical reaction; fluid-structure interaction
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Chen, H.; Zheng, Z.; Chen, Z.; Bi, X.T. A Lattice Gas Automata Model for the Coupled Heat Transfer and Chemical Reaction of Gas Flow Around and Through a Porous Circular Cylinder. Entropy 2016, 18, 2.

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