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This paper describes methods and approaches that have been used to simulate and model the transport, mixing and agglomeration of small particles in a flowing turbulent gas. The transported particles because of their inertia are assumed not to follow the motion of the large scales of the turbulence and or the motion of the small dissipating scales of the turbulence. We show how both these behaviours can be represented by a PDF approach analogous to that used in classical kinetic theory. For large scale dispersion the focus is on transport in simple generic flows like statistically stationary homogeneous and isotropic turbulence and simple shear flows. Special consideration is given to the transport and deposition of particles in turbulent boundary layers. For small scale transport the focus is on how the small scales of turbulence together with the particle inertial response enhance collision processes like particle agglomeration. In this case the importance of segregation and the formation of caustics, singularities and random uncorrelated motion is highlighted and discussed.
Author(s): Reeks MW
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Flow, Turbulence and Combustion
Print publication date: 01/01/2014
ISSN (print): 1386-6184
ISSN (electronic): 1573-1987
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