LES of a particle-laden turbulent channel flow

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Large-eddy simulations of a vertical turbulent channel flow with 420,000 solid particles are performed in order to get insight into fundamental aspects of a riser flow. The question is addressed whether collisions between particles are important for the flow statistics. The turbulent channel flow corresponds to a particle volume fraction of 0.013 and a mass load ratio of 18, values that are relatively high compared to recent literature on large-eddy simulation of two-phase flows. In order to simulate this flow, we present a formulation of the equations for compressible flow in a porous medium including particle forces. These equations are solved with LES using a Taylor approximation of the dynamic subgrid-model. The results show that due to particle-fluid interactions the boundary layer becomes thinner, leading to a higher skin-friction coefficient. Important effects of the particle collisions are also observed, on the mean fluid profile, but even more on particle properties. The collisions cause a less uniform particle concentration and considerably flatten the mean solids velocity profile.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Eventconference; Lecture given at: Contactgroep Turbulentie, TU-Delft; 2010-10-04; 2010-10-04 -
Duration: 4 Oct 20104 Oct 2010


Conferenceconference; Lecture given at: Contactgroep Turbulentie, TU-Delft; 2010-10-04; 2010-10-04
OtherLecture given at: Contactgroep Turbulentie, TU-Delft


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