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Cyclonic or particle separation is a process used to extract specifically identified particulates from a fluid stream (air, gas or liquid). This cyclone separator design forgoes filters, and instead relies on vortex separation for the operation. These applications vary depending on the fluid from which particles are removed. For example, a hydrocyclone is used for liquid, a gas cyclone for gas, and a dust or air cyclone separator is used for air fluid streams.
Cyclone separators can be applied in a variety of use cases, including but not limited to:
Simulation allows engineers to validate cyclone separator designs before expensive physical prototypes are built. Simulating as early as possible in the design process means more iterations and improvements. However, the high cost of hardware and steep learning curves of traditional, on-premises tools leave many designers to feel that simulation is not an option.
SimScale has eliminated such traditional hurdles, thanks to the power of the cloud. With SimScale, engineers can:
This project explains how to run a fluid flow simulation of a dust cyclone separator. In this particle separation experiment, the given inlet flow rate and dimension, pressure drop, and velocity distribution inside the separator are analyzed.
This simulation project investigates a single-phase flow through a cyclone separator. This public project can help users improve their own cyclone separator design iterations.
This simulation project slide deck explains how users can analyze pressure drop of a dust cyclone separator depending on the dust concentration, and specifically how to run an incompressible, steady-state airflow simulation.
This tutorial shows easy, step-by-step instructions on how to run a cyclone separator simulation using SimScale.