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Particle Dispersion and Deposition in a Curved Duct

[+] Author Affiliations
C. M. Winkler

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, MO

S. P. Vanka

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Paper No. IMECE2009-12970, pp. 1835-1843; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2009-12970
From:
  • ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 9: Heat Transfer, Fluid Flows, and Thermal Systems, Parts A, B and C
  • Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, November 13–19, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4382-6 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3863-1
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME

abstract

Particle transport in ducts of square cross-section with constant streamwise curvature is studied using numerical simulations. The flow is laminar, with Reynolds numbers of Reτ = 40 and 67, based on the friction velocity and duct width. The corresponding Dean numbers for these cases are 82.45 and 184.5, respectively, where De = Rea/R, a is the duct width and R is the radius of curvature. A Lagrangian particle tracking method is used to account for the particle trajectories, with the particle volume fraction assumed to be low such that inter-particle collisions and two-way coupling effects are negligible. Four particle sizes are studied, τp + = 0.01, 0.05, 0.1, and 1. Particle dispersion patterns are shown for each Dean number, and the steady-state particle locations are found to be reflective of the Dean vortex structure. Particle deposition on the walls is shown to be dependent upon both the Dean number and particle response time, with the four-cell Dean vortex pattern able to prevent particle deposition along the center of the outer wall.

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