I have reactor that looks as follows :


In the first part, my reactants flow in. The reaction is started and generates heat as a result.

It then expands slightly into the second part where after it is forced through a smaller opening, compressing the gases. The compressed gas then once again expands.

The reactor kinetics are not that important for now, I can do that. However, I do not know how to use NS-equations where the fluid expands, compresses and then expands.

I only ask that someone throws me in the right direction so that I may further research this.


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  • $\begingroup$ Are you wanting to know how to use/solve the NS equations numerically or analytically in the region? $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Feb 4 '15 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ What level of answer are you looking for? An analytical solution? RANS, LES, DNS? This is a problem that could take months on a massive super computer to solve correctly depending on what kind of analysis you are trying to do. $\endgroup$ – tpg2114 Feb 4 '15 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ Chapter III Turbulance models may help you, but as fellow commenters have suggested, it is a tough problem to crack. See waset.org/publications/4244/… $\endgroup$ – Autolatry Feb 4 '15 at 13:55
  • $\begingroup$ Given your last sentence and the fairly broad nature of the question (i.e., whole books are written on the subject), I've added in a resource-recommendation tag to prevent closure (and seems to be in-line with what you want). $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Feb 4 '15 at 13:58
  • $\begingroup$ I see now that it is a bit vague. I have a gas, entering at approximately 1300C. A reaction then takes place, which causes a temperature increase down the reactor. The pressure drop in the horizontal direction can be determined by the Ergun equation as far as I know. $\endgroup$ – 22134484 Feb 4 '15 at 13:59