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Influence of the Lagrangian Integral Time Scale Estimation in the Near Wall Region on Particle Deposition

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Grégory Lecrivain

Institut für Fluiddynamik,Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Bautzner Landstraße 400, 01328 Dresden, Germanyg.lecrivain@hzdr.de

Uwe Hampel

 Technische Universität Dresden,Institut für Energietechnik,AREVA-Stiftungsprofessur für,Bildgebende Messverfahren für,die Energie- und Verfahrenstechnik und Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Institut für Fluiddynamik, 01328 Dresden, Germanyu.hampel@hzdr.de

J. Fluids Eng 134(7), 074502 (Jun 25, 2012) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4006912 History: Received January 24, 2012; Revised May 21, 2012; Published June 25, 2012; Online June 25, 2012

In a high temperature pebble-bed reactor core where thousands of pebbles are amassed, the friction between the outer graphite layer of the fuel elements triggers the formation of carbonaceous dust. This dust is eventually conveyed by the cooling carrier phase and deposits in the primary circuit of the high temperature reactor. The numerical prediction of carbonaceous dust transport and deposition in turbulent flows is a key safety issue. Most particle tracking procedures make use of the Lagrangian integral time scale to reproduce the turbulent dispersion of the discrete phase. In the present Lagrangian particle tracking procedure, the effect of the Lagrangian integral time scale near the wall is thoroughly investigated. It is found that, in the linear sublayer, a value of the normalized wall normal component of the Lagrangian integral time scale lower that 4 delivers accurate particle deposition velocities. The value worked out here near the wall region is in accordance with Lagrangian integral time scales derived from recent direct numerical simulations.

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Comparison of the velocity fluctuations with DNS data

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Effect of TL2+ on particle deposition behavior in a vertical duct flow

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Effect of TL2+ on particle deposition behavior in a horizontal duct flow

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Figure 1

Evolution of the wall normal Lagrangian time scale near the wall




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