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Heat transfer in laminar Couette flow laden with rigid spherical particles
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW. KTH, Centres, SeRC - Swedish e-Science Research Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4328-7921
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW. KTH, Centres, SeRC - Swedish e-Science Research Centre. School of Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University.
University of Padova, Department of Industrial Engineering.
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Mechanics. KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Centres, Linné Flow Center, FLOW. KTH, Centres, SeRC - Swedish e-Science Research Centre.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4346-4732
2018 (English)In: Journal of Fluid Mechanics, ISSN 0022-1120, E-ISSN 1469-7645, Vol. 834, p. 308-334Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We study heat transfer in plane Couette flow laden with rigid spherical particles by means of direct numerical simulations. In the simulations we use a direct-forcing immersed boundary method to account for the dispersed phase together with a volume-of-fluid approach to solve the temperature field inside and outside the particles. We focus on the variation of the heat transfer with the particle Reynolds number, total volume fraction (number of particles) and the ratio between the particle and fluid thermal diffusivity, quantified in terms of an effective suspension diffusivity. We show that, when inertia at the particle scale is negligible, the heat transfer increases with respect to the unladen case following an empirical correlation recently proposed in the literature. In addition, an average composite diffusivity can be used to approximate the effective diffusivity of the suspension in the inertialess regime when varying the molecular diffusion in the two phases. At finite particle inertia, however, the heat transfer increase is significantly larger, smoothly saturating at higher volume fractions. By phase-ensemble-averaging we identify the different mechanisms contributing to the total heat transfer and show that the increase of the effective conductivity observed at finite inertia is due to the increase of the transport associated with fluid and particle velocity. We also show that the contribution of the heat conduction in the solid phase to the total wall-normal heat flux reduces when increasing the particle Reynolds number, so that particles of low thermal diffusivity weakly alter the total heat flux in the suspension at finite particle Reynolds numbers. On the other hand, a higher particle thermal diffusivity significantly increases the total heat transfer.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2018. Vol. 834, p. 308-334
Keywords [en]
multiphase and particle-laden flows, multiphase flow, particle/fluid flows
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Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-204163DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2017.709ISI: 000415855500013Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85034576917OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-204163DiVA, id: diva2:1084198
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Swedish e‐Science Research Center
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QC 20171207

Available from: 2017-03-23 Created: 2017-03-23 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
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1. Numerical study of non-spherical/spherical particles in laminar and turbulent flows
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Numerical study of non-spherical/spherical particles in laminar and turbulent flows
2017 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The presence of solid rigid particles alters the global transport and rheological properties of the mixture in complex (and often unpredictable) ways. In recent years a few studies have been devoted to investigating the behavior of dense suspensions in the turbulent/inertial regime with the majority of theses analyses limited to mono-disperse rigid neutrally-buoyant spheres. However, one interesting parameter that is rarely studied for particles with high inertia is the particle shape. Spheroidal particles introduce an anisotropy, e.g. a tendency to orient in a certain direction, which can affect the bulk behavior of a suspension in an unexpected ways. The main focus of this study is therefore to investigate the behavior of spheroidal particles and their effect on turbulent/inertial flows.

We perform fully resolved simulations of particulate flows with spherical/spheroidal particles, using an efficient/accurate numerical approach that enables us to simulate thousands of particles with high resolutions in order to capture all the fluid-solid interactions.

Several conclusions are drawn from this study that reveal the importance of particle's shape effect on the behaviour of a suspension e.g. spheroidal particles tend to cluster while sedimenting. This phenomenon is observed in this work for both particles with high inertia, sedimenting in a quiescent fluid and inertialess particles (point-like tracer prolates) settling in homogenous isotropic turbulence. The mechanisms for clustering is indeed different between these two situations, however, it is the shape of particles that governs these mechanisms, as clustering is not observed for spherical particles. Another striking finding of this work is drag reduction in particulate turbulent channel flow with rigid oblate particles. Again this drag reduction is absent for spherical particles, which instead increase the drag with respect to single-phase turbulence. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017. p. 31
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Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-204421 (URN)978-91-7729-333-0 (ISBN)
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2017-04-20, E51, Osquars backe 14, Stockholm, 14:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-03-28 Created: 2017-03-24 Last updated: 2017-03-28Bibliographically approved

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