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Particle transport in semi-dilute turbulent pipe flow


Langsholt, M and Zarruk, GA, Particle transport in semi-dilute turbulent pipe flow, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 36, (10) pp. 1513-1526. ISSN 0193-2691 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/01932691.2014.1003222


Suspension flow experiments carried out in a horizontal test pipe with D=60 mm are presented. Three different particle types with different densities and all with diameters ~250 Ám were used. The particle volume concentrations were 0.5%, 2% and 5%. Bulk velocities were chosen in order to capture homogeneous and heterogeneous flow regimes. The objective was to acquire experimental data suitable for model development and testing for semi-dilute suspensions, where existing data is sparse. A traversing gamma densitometer was used to measure the particle fraction. Axial velocity and turbulence intensity profiles, for the particles only, were measured with a laser doppler anemometer.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:particle-laden, multiphase flow, pipe flow, particle transport, semi-dilute suspension, suspension flow, turbulence
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
Research Field:Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Zarruk, GA (Dr Gustavo Zarruk Serrano)
ID Code:97595
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-12-29
Last Modified:2017-01-19

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