Packed bed reactors dominate a broad range of engineering applications.
In a packed bed reactor, heat is transferred from the solid particles to the gas flow stream through the void space between particles.
Using a XDEM approach, continuous and discrete phases have been coupled in order to predict convective heat transfer between solid
and fluid within packed beds. For the solid matrix a discrete intra-particle model, namely DPM,
was used to solve for each particle of the bed, and a CFD tool was employed to resolve the fluid flow.