Browse by author
Lookup NU author(s): Elena Meneguz,
Emeritus Professor Mike Reeks
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
Preferential concentration of particles in turbulence is studied numerically by quantifying the Lagrangian compressibility of the particulate phase. The compressibility of the particle velocity field predicted by the "Full Lagrangian method" (Osiptsov 1984) is compared with the mesoscopic Eulerian particle velocity field (Fevrier et al. 2005) both in a direct numerical simulation of turbulence and in a synthetic flow field. We demonstrate that the Lagrangian method, in contrast to the Eulerian, accurately predicts the compressibility of the particle velocity field even when the latter is characterized by singularities. Results show that the particle clustering occurs predominantly in regions where the particle velocity field is compressed.
Author(s): Meneguz E, Reeks MW, Soldati A
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: ICHEAP-9: 9th International Conference on Chemical and Process Engineering, Parts 1-3
Year of Conference: 2009
Publisher: Aidic Servizi Srl
Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item