Document Type: Full article
The turbulent flow field generated in a baffled stirred tank was computed by large eddy simulation (LED) and the flow field was developed using the Sliding Mesh (SM) approach. In this CFD study, mixing times and power number have been determined for a vessel agitated by a 6-blade Rushton turbine. The predicted results were compared with the published experimental data. The satisfactory results of comparisons indicate the potential usefulness of this approach as a computational tool for designing stirred reactors.