Particle dispersion and deposition in a curved duct

C. M. Winkler, S. P. Vanka

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Abstract

Particle transport in ducts of square cross-section with constant streamwise curvature is studied using numerical simulations. The flow is laminar, with Reynolds numbers of Reτ- 40 and 67, based on the friction velocity and duct width. The corresponding Dean numbers for these cases are 82.45 and 184.5, respectively, where De = Re√a/r, a is the duct width and R is the radius of curvature. A Lagrangian particle tracking method is used to account for the particle trajectories, with the particle volume fraction assumed to be low such that inter-particle collisions and two-way coupling effects are negligible. Four particle sizes are studied, τ+p = 0.01, 0.05, 0.1, and 1. Particle dispersion patterns are shown for each Dean number, and the steady-stale particle locations are found to be reflective of the Dean vortex structure. Particle deposition on the walls is shown to be dependent upon both the Dean number and particle response time, with the four-cell Dean vortex pattern able to prevent particle deposition along the center of the outer wall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages1835-1843
Number of pages9
EditionPART C
ISBN (Print)9780791843826
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
EventASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2009Nov 19 2009

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
NumberPART C
Volume9

Other

OtherASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009
CountryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL
Period11/13/0911/19/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Winkler, C. M., & Vanka, S. P. (2010). Particle dispersion and deposition in a curved duct. In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009 (PART C ed., pp. 1835-1843). (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings; Vol. 9, No. PART C). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2009-12970