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Modeling Particle-Laden Turbulent Flows with the Conditional Quadrature Method of Moments

Abstract Conventional fluid dynamics models such as the Navier-Stokes equations are derived for prediction of fluid motion at or near equilibrium, classic examples being the motion of fluids for which inter-molecular collisions are dominant. Flows at equilibrium permit simplifications such as the introduction of viscosity and also lead to solutions that are single-valued. However, many other regimes of interest include "fluids"' far from equilibrium; for example, rarefied gases or particle-laden flows in which the dispersed phase can be comprised of granular solids, droplets, or bubbles. Particle motion in these flows is not typically dominated by collisions and may exhibit significant memory effects; therefore, is often poorly desc... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Dunn, Dennis Martin (Author) / Squires, Kyle D. (Advisor) / Calhoun, Ronald J. (Committee member) / Chen, Kangping (Committee member) / Dai, Lenore L. (Committee member) / Herrmann, Marcus (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Channel / CQMOM / Free Jet / Knudsen number / QBMM / Stokes number
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 198 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Mechanical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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