Helical Static Mixer

Application ID: 30961


Helical static mixers are often used to mix monomers and initiators that then react during a polymerization process.

The purpose of the Helical Static Mixer application is to demonstrate this mixing process as well as the use of parts and parameterized geometries when building apps. The concentration field is included in the analysis in order to compute the extent of mixing between two streams injected into the static mixer through semicircle-shaped inlets.

The app can be used to estimate the degree of mixing in a system including one to five helical blades whose dimensions can also be varied. The monomers' liquid properties and inlet velocity can also be varied.

This application example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:

COMSOL Multiphysics®