Maximization of Power Through Metaheuristic Technique in the Design of a Jacketed Vessel Mixing Solid-Liquid Phases

Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

2 Department of Mechanical Engineering R.V.R & J.C College of Engineering, Chowdawaram, Guntur, INDIA


This study aims to improve power for stirrer vessel equipment by involving the parameters like diameter of solid particles; tank diameter, height, and density of slurry are varied with weight percentage. The above parameters affect Zwietering's mass ratio, the kinematic viscosity of the slurry, Reynolds' number, Froude's number, impeller diameter, and just suspension speed. In the metaheuristic technique, the Ant Colony Algorithm is among the best algorithms for solving nonlinear problems. From ACO among propeller, Paddle, and Rushton impeller, the Rushton impeller has more power value of 8856.70W. In sensitivity analysis by keeping ants constant by varying iterations and by keeping iterations constant varying ants the Rushton impeller has a higher power value when compared with the propeller impeller and paddle impeller


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