fbpx

Modeling Mixing Tanks Using CFD

CFD Simulation of Mixing Tank Process


In manufacturing settings, a mixing tank is often used to prepare materials for production. Large amounts of materials are put into an enormous tank in order to blend components together through a refined CFD Mixing Tank.


Mixing tanks are an important piece of equipment in industries such as:

  • Water/Effluent Treatment
  • Pharma/Bio-Tech
  • Biofuels
  • Cosmetics
  • Oil & Petroleum
  • Mineral Processing
  • Flue Gas Desulpherization
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Polymer & Plastics
  • Mining
  • Chemical Processing

Manufacturing Variables | Effects on Speed, Temperature, Quality

The $64,000 question for the manufacturer: Do the quality and consistency of the final mixture meet the intended goals? If not, what needs to change? Obviously, the manufacturer can adjust the material inputs, the speed of the mixer, and other factors through trial and error. However, this approach provides information only on the inputs and outputs. If I add so much of product A and so much of product B, and mix at a certain speed for a certain time and at a certain temperature, then I get product C. This method doesn’t offer much information on the actual mixing process itself.

Simulated-Evaluation-of-New-Batch-Mixing-Tank-Design-using-CFD-SimuTech-Group

Simulation in CFD Mixing Tanks

Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) simulation software can provide much more insight into the mixing process, showing the manufacturer a detailed picture of what is happening inside the tank and how the materials are reacting over time. For example, what if the mixing process could be shortened by 30 seconds? What kind of economic impact would that make?

To demonstrate how Ansys CFD works powerfully in these situations, we recently hosted a one-hour webinar, “Modeling Mixing Tanks Using Ansys CFD.” This webinar covers setting up a mixing vessel simulation in Ansys CFD and discusses rotating components and their interaction with stationary components. Specifically, rotating and stationary domains and their interfaces are explored in depth. There is also a discussion of multiple phases and changing material properties during the mixing process.

Watch this webinar: Modeling Mixing Tanks Using Ansys CFD

Also, there is a helpful Ansys CFD App – Mixing Guided Process Template that provides easy-to-use and automated workflow for creating mixing tank geometry, running single phase (flow blend and exposure analysis) simulations and generating comprehensive mixing report.

Expert CFD Consulting

Our CFD engineers can assist you with any of your mixing tank simulations. Contact us today at (800) 566-9190 or info@simutechgroup.com to discuss your needs in modeling all types of mixing vessels.

SHARE THIS POST

11 Comments. Leave new

  • 앤드류 윈드필드
    February 6, 2021 7:36 pm

    유체 흐름 및 열 응용 | 전산유체역학(CFD) 컨설팅

    ◉ 시뮬레이션을 통해 설계 실패를 줄이고 엔지니어링 설계를 최적화합니다.

    ◉ 실제 엔지니어링 문제를 해결하고 복잡한 유체 흐름, 열 전달에 대한 더 나은 이해

    ◉ 다양한 환경에서 발생하는 관련 흐름 프로세스의 3D 모델링

    SimuTech Group은 의료, 제조 및 회전 기계, 항공 우주, 해양, 모션 및 다중 물리학, 토목 및 자동차 분야에서 수년간의 CFD 프로젝트 작업을 통해 전산 유체 역학(CFD) 컨설팅에 대한 전문성을 확립했습니다.

    ◉ 우리의 작업은 실험 및 서비스 테스트를 통해 포괄적으로 벤치마킹되었습니다.
    스트레스 생활
    ◉ 스트레인 라이프
    ◉ 골절 역학

    Reply
  • アンドリューウィンドフィールド
    September 24, 2021 3:16 pm

    流体の流れと熱の応用| 計算流体力学(CFD)コンサルティング

    ◉シミュレーションで設計の失敗を減らし、エンジニアリング設計を最適化します。

    ◉実際のエンジニアリングの課題を解決し、複雑な流体の流れ、熱熱伝達をよりよく理解する

    ◉さまざまな環境で発生する関連するフロープロセスの3Dモデリング

    SimuTech Groupでは、数値流体力学(CFD)の専門知識を確立し、医療、製造、回転機械、航空宇宙、海洋、モーション&マルチフィジックス、民間および自動車における長年のCFDプロジェクト作業に取り組んでいます。

    ◉私たちの仕事は、実験と稼働中のテストによって包括的にベンチマークされています。
    ストレスライフ
    ◉ひずみ寿命
    ◉破壊力学

    Reply
  • 安德鲁·温德菲尔德
    September 24, 2021 3:44 pm

    流体流动和热应用 | 计算流体动力学 (CFD) 咨询

    ◉ 通过仿真减少设计失败并优化工程设计。

    ◉ 解决现实世界的工程挑战,更好地理解复杂的流体流动、热传热

    ◉ 不同环境中发生的相关流动过程的3D建模

    在 SimuTech Group,我们在医疗、制造和旋转机械、航空航天、海洋、运动和多物理场、民用和汽车领域多年的 CFD 项目工作中建立了我们在计算流体动力学 (CFD) 咨询方面的专业知识。

    ◉ 我们的工作已通过实验和在役测试进行了全面的基准测试。
    压力生活
    ◉ 应变寿命
    ◉ 断裂力学

    Reply
  • Andreas Windfeld
    December 12, 2021 6:52 am

    Strömungs- und Wärmeanwendungen | Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Beratung

    ◉ Reduzieren Sie Konstruktionsfehler und optimieren Sie Konstruktionskonstruktionen mit Simulation.

    ◉ Lösen Sie reale technische Herausforderungen und gewinnen Sie ein besseres Verständnis für komplexe Fluidströmungen und thermische Wärmeübertragung

    ◉ 3D-Modellierung verwandter Strömungsprozesse, die in verschiedenen Umgebungen auftreten

    Bei der SimuTech Group haben wir unsere Expertise in der Beratung zu Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) mit jahrelanger CFD-Projektarbeit in den Bereichen Medizin, Fertigung und Rotationsmaschinen, Luft- und Raumfahrt, Schifffahrt, Bewegung und Multiphysik, Zivil- und Automobilbau aufgebaut.

    ◉ Unsere Arbeit wurde umfassend durch Experimente und Betriebstests bewertet.
    Stress Leben
    ◉ Belastungsleben
    ◉ Bruchmechanik

    Reply
  • Iyidupo Fuquyi
    January 24, 2022 7:36 am

    Flux de fluide et applications thermiques | Conseil en dynamique des fluides computationnelle (CFD)

    ◉ Réduisez les échecs de conception et optimisez les conceptions techniques grâce à la simulation.

    ◉ Résolvez les défis d’ingénierie du monde réel et ayez une meilleure compréhension de l’écoulement complexe des fluides, du transfert de chaleur thermique

    ◉ Modélisation 3D des processus de flux associés qui se produisent dans différents environnements

    Chez SimuTech Group, nous avons établi notre expertise dans le conseil en dynamique des fluides computationnelle (CFD) grâce à des années de travail sur des projets CFD dans les domaines médical, de la fabrication et des machines rotatives, de l’aérospatiale, de la marine, du mouvement et de la multiphysique, du civil et de l’automobile.

    ◉ Notre travail a été largement étalonné par des expériences et des tests en service.
    Stress Vie
    ◉ Durée de vie
    ◉ Mécanique des ruptures

    Reply
  • ເຮັນຣີ ມາແຊລ
    January 24, 2022 7:50 am

    ການວິເຄາະຄວາມລົ້ມເຫລວ & ການຄິດໄລ່ຜະລິດຕະພັນ ຫຼືຄວາມເມື່ອຍລ້າຂອງໂຄງສ້າງ

    ການສືບສວນຄວາມລົ້ມເຫລວຮຽກຮ້ອງໃຫ້ມີຄວາມເຂົ້າໃຈທີ່ສົມບູນແບບກ່ຽວກັບລັກສະນະຂອງວັດສະດຸ, ສະພາບແວດລ້ອມແລະການໂຫຼດຂອງການດໍາເນີນງານເພື່ອຊ່ວຍໃນການກໍານົດສາເຫດຂອງຄວາມລົ້ມເຫຼວ.

    ຄວາມເມື່ອຍລ້າແມ່ນອາດຈະເປັນຮູບແບບຂອງຄວາມລົ້ມເຫຼວທົ່ວໄປທີ່ສຸດ. ໂດຍທົ່ວໄປແລ້ວມັນໄດ້ຖືກເຂົ້າໃຈວ່າເປັນການເສື່ອມສະພາບຂອງວັດສະດຸທີ່ຄ່ອຍໆໃນເວລາທີ່ມີການໂຫຼດຊ້ໍາຊ້ອນ.

    ປັດໄຈທີ່ສໍາຄັນແມ່ນຄວາມກົດດັນສະເລ່ຍ (ສະເລ່ຍສູງສຸດແລະຕໍາ່ສຸດທີ່), ແລະການປ່ຽນແປງ (ຄວາມແຕກຕ່າງລະຫວ່າງສູງສຸດແລະຕໍາ່ສຸດທີ່) ອົງປະກອບ.

    ໃນຂະນະທີ່ຂໍ້ມູນສ່ວນໃຫຍ່ໄດ້ຖືກພັດທະນາສໍາລັບຄໍາຮ້ອງສະຫມັກທີ່ກົງກັນຂ້າມຢ່າງເຕັມສ່ວນ, ມີເຕັກນິກການນໍາຂໍ້ມູນເຫຼົ່ານີ້ເພື່ອທົດແທນສະຖານະການຄວາມເມື່ອຍລ້າ.

    ບາງຄັ້ງຄວາມກົດດັນແຕກຕ່າງກັນເນື່ອງຈາກການດໍາເນີນງານປົກກະຕິ, ແລະສໍາລັບກໍລະນີອື່ນໆ, ມີຄວາມຕື່ນເຕັ້ນຂອງຄວາມຖີ່ປະສົມກົມກຽວທີ່ເຮັດຫນ້າທີ່ຂະຫຍາຍການໂຫຼດໄດ້ນໍາໃຊ້.

    ກຸ່ມ SimuTech ມີປະສົບການຢ່າງກວ້າງຂວາງໃນການວິເຄາະຄໍາຮ້ອງສະຫມັກທີ່ມີການໂຫຼດທີ່ປ່ຽນແປງແລະກໍານົດເງື່ອນໄຂການສະຫມັກທີ່ກ່ຽວຂ້ອງ.

    ມີຫຼາຍວິທີໃນການປະເມີນຄວາມເມື່ອຍລ້າ:

    ◉ ຊີວິດຄວາມກົດດັນ
    ◉ ເມື່ອຍຊີວິດ
    ◉ ກົນໄກການກະດູກຫັກ

    Reply
  • Epelapi Piamoz
    January 24, 2022 8:03 am

    Analîza têkçûn û hesabkirina hilber an westandina strukturel

    Lêkolîna têkçûnê têgihîştinek berfireh a xwezaya materyal, hawîrdor, û barên xebitandinê hewce dike ku ji bo naskirina sedema bingehîn a têkçûnê bibe alîkar.

    Westiyayî dibe ku awayê têkçûnê yê herî gelemperî ye. Bi gelemperî tê fêm kirin ku ew xerabûna gav bi gav a materyalê dema ku di bin barkirinên dubare de ye.

    Faktorên sereke stresa navîn (navîna herî zêde û hindiktirîn), û cûdahiya (cudahiya di navbera herî zêde û hindiktirîn) pêkhatan de ne.

    Digel ku piraniya daneyan ji bo serîlêdana bi tevahî berevajîkirî hatine pêşve xistin, ji bo sepandina van daneyan ji bo rewşên westandina alternatîf teknîk hene.

    Carinan stres ji ber xebata normal diguhezin, û ji bo rewşên din jî heyecanek frekansek ahengek heye ku ji bo zêdekirina barkirina sepanê tevdigere.

    Koma SimuTech bi analîzkirina serîlêdanên bi barkêşên guhêrbar û diyarkirina pîvanên serîlêdanê yên têkildar re xwedan ezmûnek berfireh e.

    Gelek awayên nirxandina westandinê hene:

    ◉ Jiyana Stresê
    ◉ Jiyana Strain
    ◉ Mekanîka Şikestinê

    Reply
  • 헨리 마샬
    January 24, 2022 8:16 am

    고장 분석 및 제품 또는 구조적 피로 계산

    고장 조사에는 고장의 근본 원인을 식별하는 데 도움이 되는 재료, 환경 및 작동 부하의 특성에 대한 포괄적인 이해가 필요합니다.

    피로는 아마도 가장 흔한 실패 모드일 것입니다. 일반적으로 반복적인 하중을 받을 때 재료가 점진적으로 열화되는 것으로 이해됩니다.

    주요 요인은 평균 응력(최대값과 최소값의 평균)과 변동(최대값과 최소값의 차이) 구성 요소입니다.

    대부분의 데이터는 완전 역전 응용 프로그램을 위해 개발되었지만 이러한 데이터를 대체 피로 상황에 적용하는 기술이 있습니다.

    때때로 응력은 정상 작동으로 인해 변하고, 다른 경우에는 적용된 부하를 증폭시키는 역할을 하는 고조파 주파수의 여기가 있습니다.

    SimuTech Group은 가변 부하가 있는 애플리케이션을 분석하고 관련 애플리케이션 기준을 정의하는 데 광범위한 경험을 보유하고 있습니다.

    피로를 평가하는 몇 가지 방법이 있습니다.

    ◉ 스트레스 라이프
    ◉ 스트레인 라이프
    ◉ 골절 역학

    Reply
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Thermal Applications:

    Intuitive, yet extremely powerful, computational fluid dynamics software often accelerates product development. CFD products engineers the possibility to make incredible progress through innovation as pressures to optimize products ratchet up and margins for error narrow quickly.

    Reply
  • This is a great article! Most websites make you pay for information surrounding CFD application. Have always liked SimuTech Group for that reason.

    Reply
  • Great introduction. For rookies entering into CFD, here is a quick rundown:

      Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) products are for engineers who need to make better, faster decisions. CFD simulation products have been validated and are highly regarded for their superior computing power and accurate results. The goal is to reduce development time and efforts while improving your product’s performance and safety.
    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

Most Recent Blogs

Menu