TY - GEN

T1 - Particle dispersion and deposition in a curved duct

AU - Winkler, C. M.

AU - Vanka, S. P.

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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U2 - 10.1115/IMECE2009-12970

DO - 10.1115/IMECE2009-12970

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:77954261593

SN - 9780791843826

T3 - ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings

SP - 1835

EP - 1843

BT - Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2009, IMECE 2009

PB - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

T2 - ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2009

Y2 - 13 November 2009 through 19 November 2009

ER -