A new statistical model for subgrid dispersion in large eddy simulations of particle-laden flows
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Physics (IOP)
Rights accessOpen Access
Dispersed multiphase turbulent flows are present in many industrial and commercial applications like internal combustion engines, turbofans, dispersion of contaminants, steam turbines, etc. Therefore, there is a clear interest in the development of models and numerical tools capable of performing detailed and reliable simulations about these kind of flows. Large Eddy Simulations offer good accuracy and reliable results together with reasonable computational requirements, making it a really interesting method to develop numerical tools for particle-laden turbulent flows. Nonetheless, in multiphase dispersed flows additional difficulties arises in LES, since the effect of the unresolved scales of the continuous phase over the dispersed phase is lost due to the filtering procedure. In order to solve this issue a model able to reconstruct the subgrid velocity seen by the particles is required. In this work a new model for the reconstruction of the subgrid scale effects over the dispersed phase is presented and assessed. This innovative methodology is based in the reconstruction of statistics via Probability Density Functions (PDFs).
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CitationMuela, J., Lehmkuhl, O., Perez, C., Oliva, A. A new statistical model for subgrid dispersion in large eddy simulations of particle-laden flows. A: European Thermal-Sciences Conference. "Journal of Physics: conference series, vol. 745, 2016". Krakow: Institute of Physics (IOP), 2016.