In this paper, a new mass-based numerical method is developed using the notion of Forestier-Coste & Mancini (Forestier-Coste & Mancini 2012, SIAM J. Sci. Comput. 34, B840–B860. (doi:10.1137/110847998)) for solving a one-dimensional aggregation population balance equation. The existing scheme requires a large number of grids to predict both moments and number density function accurately, making it computationally very expensive. Therefore, a mass-based finite volume is developed which leads to the accurate prediction of different integral properties of number distribution functions using fewer grids. The new mass-based and existing finite volume schemes are extended to solve simultaneous aggregation-growth and aggregation-nucleation problems. To check the accuracy and efficiency, the mass-based formulation is compared with the existing method for two kinds of benchmark kernels, namely analytically solvable and practical oriented kernels. The comparison reveals that the mass-based method computes both number distribution functions and moments more accurately and efficiently than the existing method.
|Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
|Published - Nov 1 2019
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Mathematics
- General Engineering
- General Physics and Astronomy