Prediction of turbulent gas-solid flow in a duct with a 90° bend using an Eulerian-Lagrangian approach

Authors

  • Derrick O. Njobuenwu,

    1. Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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  • Michael Fairweather,

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    1. Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    • Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
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  • Jun Yao

    1. Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
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Abstract

A dilute, particle-laden turbulent flow in a square cross-sectioned duct with a 90° bend is modeled using a three-dimensional Eulerian-Lagrangian approach. Predictions are based on a second-moment turbulence closure, with particles simulated using a Lagrangian particle tracking technique, coupled to a particle-wall interaction algorithm and a random Fourier series method used to model particle dispersion. The performance of the model is tested for a gas-solid flow in a horizontal-to-vertical duct, with predictions showing good agreement with experimental data. In particular, the consistent use of anisotropic and fully three-dimensional approaches throughout yields predictions that result in fluctuating particle velocities in acceptable agreement with data. © 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers AIChE J, 2012

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