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Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied to Waste-to-Energy Processes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128175408, 9780128175415

Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied to Waste-to-Energy Processes

1st Edition

A Hands-On Approach

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Authors: Valter Bruno Silva João Cardoso
Paperback ISBN: 9780128175408
eBook ISBN: 9780128175415
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 19th June 2020
Page Count: 220
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Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied to Waste-to-Energy Processes: A Hands-On Approach provides the key knowledge needed to perform CFD simulations using powerful commercial software tools. The book focuses on fluid mechanics, heat transfer and chemical reactions. To do so, the fundamentals of CFD are presented, with the entire workflow broken into manageable pieces that detail geometry preparation, meshing, problem setting, model implementation and post-processing actions. Pathways for process optimization using CFD integrated with Design of Experiments are also explored. The book’s combined approach of theory, application and hands-on practice allows engineering graduate students, advanced undergraduates and industry practitioners to develop their own simulations.

Key Features

  • Provides the skills needed to perform real-life simulation calculations through a combination of mathematical background and real-world examples, including step-by-step tutorials
  • Presents worked examples in complex processes as combustion or gasification involving fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, and complex chemistry sets


Engineering graduate students, advanced undergraduates, junior researchers and practitioners in the field of waste to energy. Those in energy, aerospace, mechanical, chemical, civil and marine engineering working on thermochemical conversion processes in research and industrial environments

Table of Contents

  1. How to use Computational Fluid Dynamics tools to get most from Waste-to-Energy Processes
    2. A CFD tool workflow
    3. How to approach a real problem - A decision-making process
    4. Overview of Combustion Modelling
    5. Combustion case studies - A tutorial approach
    6. Overview of Gasification Modelling
    7. Gasification case studies - A tutorial approach
    8. Process optimization using CFD combined with Design of Experiments
    9. Advanced topics


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About the Authors

Valter Bruno Silva

Dr. Silva is working as Senior Researcher at the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal. He leads a team whose research focus is the use of numerical and analytical tools that could facilitate solutions for the long term of energy-related societal problems, namely, exploring the use of waste blends to produce high-quality syngas in quasi-industrial gasifiers, by means of experimental and numerical approaches tied by validation and uncertainty quantification techniques. In the last 5 years, Dr. Silva has been heading and co-heading several national and international projects (industrial and academic) with a total funding of 888 k€. He promoted the knowledge transference between the academy and the industry through the implementation of predictive tools targeting products and process optimization in several Portuguese companies. He has leading several international cooperation projects with recognized institutions such as the University of Carnegie Mellon or the University of Texas at Austin, to mention a few. Recently, he has completed the Specialist´s degree in Numerical Simulation in Engineering with ANSYS ministered by the Technical University of Madrid and ANSYS.

Affiliations and Expertise

Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portugal

João Cardoso

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