Anomalous velocity fluctuations in particulate turbulent channel flow

Koji Fukagata, Said Zahrai, Shunsuke Kondo, Fritz H. Bark

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Gas-particle turbulent channel flow at Reτ = 644, loaded with copper particles at a mass flow ratio of 2%, is studied numerically by large eddy simulation (LES) coupled with Lagrangian particle tracking (LPT). Inter-particle collisions and correction of drag force in the vicinity of walls are accounted for. Focus is made on the influence of particle wall boundary conditions and their influence on the statistical structure of the flow. It is shown that accordance with experimental data can be improved if a mechanism which can suppress the direct re-entrainment of particles after the impact at the wall is present. Present result shows that inter-particle collisions may play an important role in the re-distribution of particle momentum among different components even at low mass loading conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-719
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Multiphase Flow
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Apr
Externally publishedYes


  • Bimodality
  • Gas-particle flow
  • Interparticle collision
  • Lagrangian particle tracking
  • Large eddy simulation
  • Turbulence
  • Two-phase flow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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