## Two-way coupling effects in dilute gas-particle flows/sup 1/

A general analysis of gas-particle flows, under the hypotheses of number of particles large enough to consider the solid phase as a continuum and of volume fraction small enough to consider the suspension as dilute, is presented. The Stokes number Sk and the particle loading ratio ..beta.. are shown to be the basic parameters governing the flow. Depending on the values of these two parameters, in one case the reciprocal interaction of the fluid and solid phases must be considered (two-way coupling), in the second case only the effect of the fluid field on the particle motion is relevant (one-waymore »