On the physical origin of enhanced turbulentdispersion of inertial particles in boundary layer flows
Abstract
One of the most enigmatic science question concerning inertial particle transport by a turbulent boundary layer flow is the value of the turbulent Schmidt number as the ratio of particle diffusivity and turbulent eddy viscosity. Using direct acoustic measurement of turbulent particle flux profile, and twophase flow turbulenceresolving numerical simulation, it is demonstrated that turbulent dispersion of particles is reduced rather than enhanced when predicted with existing literature model. The explanation lies in the misleading assumption of settling velocity in quiescent water to estimate the turbulent particle diffusivity while direct measurements and simulations of turbulent particle flux support the occurrence of settling retardation.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 December 2020
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2012.10270
 Bibcode:
 2020arXiv201210270C
 Keywords:

 Physics  Fluid Dynamics