Spatial scale characteristics of particle clusters are investigated by directly performing Fourier transform of spatial particle concentration distributions. Flow field data are obtained by large-scale Eulerian / Lagrangian simulations. All calculations are performed in three-dimensions and more than sixteen million particles are tracked in the maximum case. The inter-particle collision plays an important role for the development of particle clusters. In this study, results obtained by using the stochastic model based on direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) are compared with that by the deterministic model. The results obtained by DSMC method agree quantitatively with deterministic model. Particle clusters consist of multiple-spatial scale components and the low wave-number, hence large-scale structure, is dominant. Dependency on the domain size and resolution is also investigated in detail.
Characteristic Spatial Scales of Particle Clusters Formed in Gas-Solid Flow
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Tsuji, T, Ito, A, & Tanaka, T. "Characteristic Spatial Scales of Particle Clusters Formed in Gas-Solid Flow." Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2007 5th Joint Fluids Engineering Conference. Volume 1: Symposia, Parts A and B. San Diego, California, USA. July 30–August 2, 2007. pp. 871-880. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2007-37260
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