Direct Numerical Simulation of Particle Behaviour in a Gas-Solid Three Dimensional Plane Jet

Ray Grout, Hariswaran Sitaraman, N. Qazi, J. C. K. Tang, E. Hawkes, G. Yeoh, M. Talei, R. Taylor, M. Bolla, H. Wang

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In this paper, direct numerical simulations (DNS) of a three-dimensional (3D), non-reacting, temporally evolving planar jet laden with mono-dispersed solid particles in the two-way coupling (TWC) regime are performed. Three different particles Stokes numbers (St = 0.1, 1, 10) have been considered. This has been achieved by varying the particle diameter while keeping the particle mass loading (φm = 1) and the jet Reynolds number (Rejet = 2000) unchanged. The objective is to study the effect of the particle Stokes number TWC regime on the temporal development of the planar jet. Two-way coupled momentum and heat transfer has been studied by investigating mean relative velocity and temperature. Results indicate that the relative parameters are more pronounced on the edges of the jet and decrease in time in general. At the center of the jet however, the mean value first increases and then decreases again. Additionally, lighter particles spread farther than heavier particles from the center of the jet. Furthermore, the heavier particles delay the development of the jet due to TWC effects.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2014
Event19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 8 Dec 201411 Dec 2014


Conference19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-2C00-66196


  • direct numerical simulation
  • planar jet
  • solid particles
  • two-way coupling


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