Design, construction and calibration of a macro-viscosimeter using CFD-methods
To optimize the power input, the mixing behaviour and the geometry in biogas fermenter it is necessary to determine the rheological behaviour of the used slurry. These slurrys contain a large amount of suspended particles and fibres. Thus this fluid has a complex rheological attribute and the used viscosimeter has to deal with this challenge.
Precisely because this design was complety new an was never used bevor a calibration has to be carried out. This is done with the so called Metzner-Otto-Method. Additional the calibration was also done with CFD Methods using user defines subroutines.