Investigations on Hydrodynamic in Stirred Vessels for Educational Purposes

A. Egedy, T. Varga, and T. Chován
University of Pannonia
Department of Process Engineering
Veszprém, Hungary
Published in 2011

With detailed hydrodynamic modelling of a system the critical parameters and operation limits can be determined. In the field of fluid dynamic and reactor engineering one of the most important aspects is the practical knowledge of future engineers and technicians.

In our research several different reactor constructions and impeller configurations were modelled to achieve a better understanding on mixing, and hydrodynamics in stirred tanks. The primary goal of this work was to create a database supporting education and basic research in the field of stirred vessels and related fluid dynamics. For educational purposes all of the results of simulations were presented in an open access web site in the form of animations and pictures.