DNS of dispersed multiphase flows with heat transfer and rarefaction effects
Journal article, 2014
We propose a method for DNS of particle motion in non-isothermal systems. The method uses a shared set of momentum and energy balance equations for the carrier- and the dispersed phases. Measures are taken to ensure that non-deformable entities (solid particles) behave like rigid bodies. Moreover, deformable entities (e.g. bubbles) as well as rarefaction effects can be accommodated. The predictions of the method agree well with the available data for isothermal solid particles motion in the presence of walls and other particles, natural convection around a stationary particle, solid particles motion accompanied with heat transfer effects and isothermal solid particles motion under rarefied conditions. The method is used to investigate the simultaneous effects of heat transfer and rarefaction on the motion of a solid catalyst particle in an enclosure, the interaction of a solid particle and a microbubble in a flotation cell and a case with more than 1000 particles.