Simulation of particle diffusion and heat transfer in a two-phase turbulent boundary layer using the Eulerian-Eulerian approach

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Mathematics and Science, U.C.P. Engg. School, Berhampur - 760 010, Dist. Ganjam, Odisha, India

2 Khallikote - 761030, Dist. Ganjam, Odisha, India

3 Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), P.O. Box 1664, Al-Khobar 31952, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Abstract

This work investigates the response of two-dimensional, turbulent boundary layer characteristics over a flat plate to the presence of suspended particulate matter. Both phases are assumed to be interacting continua. That is, the carrier fluid equations are considered to be coupled with the particle-phase equations. A finite-difference technique with non-uniform grid has been employed for the solution of the governing equations and therefore, interpretation of the results and comparison of the present result with the results of other references. The results clearly demonstrate that the presence of particles damped the fluid turbulence and apparently affects the skin friction and heat transfer characteristics equally.

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