The role of particle collisions in pneumatic transport
- Jenkins, J. T.
- Sep 1, 1989.
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- Louge, M. and Mastorakos, E.
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- A model of dilute gas-solid flow in vertical risers is developed in which the particle phase is treated as a granular material, the balance equations for rapid granular flow are modified to incorporate the drag force from the gas, and boundary conditions, based on collisional exchanges of momentum and energy at the wall, are employed. In this model, it is assumed that the particle fluctuations are determined by inter-particle collisions only and that the turbulence of the gas is unaffected by the presence of the particles. The model is developed in the context of, but not limited to, steady, fully developed flow. A numerical solution of the resulting governing equations provides concentration profiles generally observed in dilute pneumatic flow, velocity profiles in good agreement with the measurements of Tsuji, et al. (1984), and an explanation for the enhancement of turbulence that they observed.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19900001076.
Accession ID: 90N10392.
NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Constitutive Relationships and Models in Continuum Theories of Multiphase flows; p 127-137.
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