Image velocimetry and statistical analysis of a mesh-coupled axial blade distributor for mass transfer in a swirling bed
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University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Department of Physics, Pakistan
Muhammad Yasin Naz   

Physics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, University Road, 38040, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Submission date: 2019-09-15
Final revision date: 2019-12-05
Acceptance date: 2020-01-03
Online publication date: 2020-07-15
Publication date: 2020-07-15
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2020;58(3):779–790
A mesh-coupled axial blade distributor was tested for fluidization of particles in a swirling fluidized bed. The bed velocity was estimated experimentally using a high-speed imaging device and MATLAB supported particle image velocimetry (PIV). The bed velocity was also predicted statistically with a response surface analysis method. During statistical analysis, the confidence interval of bed velocity remained between 0.49485 and 0.49998. The bed velocity was measured about 0.49741m/s and 0.538m/s through experimental and statistical methods, respectively. The experimental and statistical analysis revealed similar bed weights and superficial velocities with a slight difference of 6.4 in blade angles.
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