# Lattice‐Boltzmann and finite element simulations of fluid flow in a SMRX Static Mixer Reactor

@article{Kandhai1999LatticeBoltzmannAF, title={Lattice‐Boltzmann and finite element simulations of fluid flow in a SMRX Static Mixer Reactor}, author={Drona Kandhai and David Vidal and Alfons G. Hoekstra and Huub C. J. Hoefsloot and Piet D. Iedema and Peter M. A. Sloot}, journal={International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids}, year={1999}, volume={31}, pages={1019-1033} }

SUMMARY A detailed comparison between the finite element method (FEM) and the lattice-Boltzmann method (LBM) is presented. As a realistic test case, three-dimensional fluid flow simulations in an SMRX static mixer were performed. The SMRX static mixer is a piece of equipment with excellent mixing performance and it is used as a highly efficient chemical reactor for viscous systems like polymers. The complex geometry of this mixer makes such three-dimensional simulations non-trivial. An…

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