Turbulent Diffusion of Heavy-Particles in Turbulent Jets

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A. A. Mostafa

Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

J. Fluids Eng 114(4), 667-671 (Dec 01, 1992) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2910083 History: Received June 09, 1989; Online May 23, 2008


The turbulent dispersion of heavy suspended particles in turbulent shear flows is analyzed when crossing trajectory effects are important. A semiempirical expression for particle diffusion coefficient is developed via a comparison with experimental data of two-phase turbulent jet flows. This expression gives the particle momentum diffusion coefficient in terms of the gas diffusion coefficient, mean relatively velocity, and root mean square of the fluctuating fluid velocity. The proposed expression is used in a two-phase flow mathematical model to predict different particle-laden jet flows. The good agreement between the predictions and data suggests that the developed expression for particle diffusion coefficient is reasonably accurate in predicting particle dispersion in turbulent free shear flows.

Copyright © 1992 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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