Direct numerical simulations of particle collisions on a wet surface

Y. Tang, B. Buck, S. Heinrich, N.G. Deen, J.A.M. Kuipers

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Direct numerical simulations can provide detailed understanding of micro-mechanics of individual particle collisions in the presence of liquid, which is crucial in wet granular flows in many industrial applications. In this work, a numerical model is developed for such detailed simulations of collision of a spherical particle on a wet surface. The model combines the immersed boundary method and the volume-of-fluid method supplemented with a contact model for the description of gas-liquid-solid contact line. Careful verifications of the model are conducted for droplet-wall as well as droplet-sphere contacts. Simulation results for normal collisions of a sphere on wet surfaces are reported, and compared with the corresponding experimental data.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event8th International Granulation Workshop - Cutlers' Hall, Church Street, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Jun 201730 Jun 2017
Conference number: 8


Conference8th International Granulation Workshop
Abbreviated titleGranulation 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
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    Tang, Y., Buck, B., Heinrich, S., Deen, N. G., & Kuipers, J. A. M. (2017). Direct numerical simulations of particle collisions on a wet surface. Paper presented at 8th International Granulation Workshop, Sheffield, United Kingdom.