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Optimization of the Cyclone Separator Geometry via Multimodel Simulation

  • Cyclone separators are popular devices used to filter dust from the emitted flue gases. They are applied as pre-filters in many industrial processes including energy production and grain processing facilities. Increasing computational power and the availability of 3D printers provide new tools for the combination of modeling and experimentation, which necessary for constructing efficient cyclones. Several simulation tools can be run in parallel, e.g., long running CFD simulations can be accompanied by experiments with 3D printers. Furthermore, results from analytical and data-driven models can be incorporated. There are fundamental differences between these modeling approaches: some models, e.g., analytical models, use domain knowledge, whereas data-driven models do not require any information about the underlying processes. At the same time, data-driven models require input and output data, whereas analytical models do not. Combining results from models with different input-output structure is of great interest. This combination inspired the development of a new methodology. An optimization via multimodel simulation approach, which combines results from different models, is introduced. Using cyclonic dust separators (cyclones) as a real-world simulation problem, the feasibility of this approach is demonstrated. Pros and cons of this approach are discussed and experiences from the experiments are presented. Furthermore, technical problems, which are related to 3D-printing approaches, are discussed.

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Author:Thomas Bartz-BeielsteinGND, Horst Stenzel, Martin Zaefferer, Beate Breiderhoff, Quoc Cuong Pham, Dimitri Gusew, Aylin Mengi, Baris Kabacali, Jerome Tünte, Lukas Büscher, Sascha Wüstlich, Thomas Friesen
Series (Serial Number):CIplus (9/2016)
Document Type:Preprint
Year of Completion:2016
Release Date:2016/12/20
Tag:3D Printing; Ccomputational fluid dynamics; Combined simulation; Simulation-based Optimization; Surrogate Mod
GND Keyword:3D-Druck; Numerische Strömungssimulation
Page Number:28
Institutes and Central Facilities:Fakultät für Informatik und Ingenieurwissenschaften (F10)
CCS-Classification:I. Computing Methodologies / I.6 SIMULATION AND MODELING (G.3)
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / 004 Informatik
Open Access:Open Access
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht kommerziell, Keine Bearbeitung