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Title: Euler-euler anisotropic gaussian mesoscale simulation of homogeneous cluster-induced gas-particle turbulence

An Euler–Euler anisotropic Gaussian approach (EE-AG) for simulating gas–particle flows, in which particle velocities are assumed to follow a multivariate anisotropic Gaussian distribution, is used to perform mesoscale simulations of homogeneous cluster-induced turbulence (CIT). A three-dimensional Gauss–Hermite quadrature formulation is used to calculate the kinetic flux for 10 velocity moments in a finite-volume framework. The particle-phase volume-fraction and momentum equations are coupled with the Eulerian solver for the gas phase. This approach is implemented in an open-source CFD package, OpenFOAM, and detailed simulation results are compared with previous Euler–Lagrange simulations in a domain size study of CIT. Here, these results demonstrate that the proposed EE-AG methodology is able to produce comparable results to EL simulations, and this moment-based methodology can be used to perform accurate mesoscale simulations of dilute gas–particle flows.
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  1. Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
  2. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (People's Republic of China)
  3. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  4. Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)
  5. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0001-1541
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358; 91434119; CBET-1437865; CBET-1437903
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
AIChE Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 63; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0001-1541
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; fluid-particle flow; kinetic theory of granular flow; quadrature-based moment methods; kinetic-based finite-volume methods; OpenFOAM
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OSTI ID: 1401895