An Improved Eddy Interaction Model for Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Particle Dispersion

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D. I. Graham

School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, PL48AA United Kingdom

J. Fluids Eng 118(4), 819-823 (Dec 01, 1996) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2835514 History: Received May 02, 1995; Revised May 01, 1996; Online January 22, 2008


Three main effects have been observed in experimental investigations of the dispersion of low concentrations of solid particles in homogeneous turbulent flows, namely the crossing trajectories, inertia, and continuity effects. This paper discusses the development of a simple Lagrangian eddy interaction model to account for all three of these effects. By choosing the length, time, and velocity scales in the model so as to be consistent with the corresponding scales in homogeneous, isotropic, and stationary turbulence, the proper limiting behavior is ensured both for fluid particles and for heavy solid particles. Because only one time step is required per eddy, the computational efficiency of the model is ensured.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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