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Simulation Analysis of Capacitance Method in Two-Phase Flow Concentration Measurement by Coupled Fields

  1. State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
  2. Institute of Geophysical Instrument, Xi’an Research Institute of China Coal Technology & Engineering Group Corp, Xi’an 710077, China
Version 1 : Received: 30 August 2016 / Approved: 31 August 2016 / Online: 31 August 2016 (09:03:30 CEST)

How to cite: Wang, X.; Hu, H.; Li, L.; Wang, B. Simulation Analysis of Capacitance Method in Two-Phase Flow Concentration Measurement by Coupled Fields. Preprints 2016, 2016080234 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0234.v1). Wang, X.; Hu, H.; Li, L.; Wang, B. Simulation Analysis of Capacitance Method in Two-Phase Flow Concentration Measurement by Coupled Fields. Preprints 2016, 2016080234 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0234.v1).

Abstract

This paper proposed three-dimensional numerical simulation method by coupling of electrostatic and fluid fields to evaluating the performance of electrical sensor in the concentration measurement of gas/solid two-phase flow. Compared with the static numerical simulation, this real-time dynamic 3-D simulation method can research on a designed capacitance sensor combining the dynamic characteristics of the two-phase flows for concentration measurement. Several fluid-electrostatic models of transmission pipes with different sensor structures are built. Under different test positions and different particle concentrations, the flow characteristics and the corresponding electric signals can be obtained, and the correlation coefficient between the concentration values and the capacitance values are used for performance evaluation of the sensors. The effects of flow regimes on concentration measurement are also been investigated in this paper. To validate the results of simulation, an experimental platform with horizontal straight pipe for phase volume concentration measurement of solid/air two-phase flow is built, and the experimental results agree well with simulation conclusions. The simulation and test results show that the coupling models can give constructive reference opinions for the sensor design and collection of installation position in different transmission pipelines, which are very important for the practical process of pneumatic conveying system.

Subject Areas

3-D fluid-electrostatic coupling field; electrical sensor performance; concentration measurement; gas/solid two-phase flow

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