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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:How do dispersed inertial particles modify turbulent flows ?
Seminar:CCMA PDEs and Numerical Methods Seminar Series
Speaker:Said Elghobashi, University of California, Irvine
Turbulent flows laden with inertial particles are ubiquitous in nature (e.g. aerosols in clouds, and dust storms on Earth and Mars) and in industrial applications (e.g. liquid fuel and pulverized coal sprays in combustion chambers). Experimental and numerical studies of these flows are quite challenging due to the wide spectra of length- and time- scales of the dispersed particles in addition to the spectra of scales intrinsic to the carrier fluid turbulence. The two-way and and four-way nonlinear interactions between the dispersed particles and the turbulence result in complex multi-scale physical phenomena. The lecture focuses on the physical mechanisms of interactions between dispersed spherical particles and isotropic turbulence using Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS). Particles whose diameter is smaller than the Kolmogorov length scale are simulated as point particles. Larger particles with diameter of the order of Taylor microscale are fully resolved using the Immersed Boundary method.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB315
Date:10 / 10 / 2014
Time:03:30pm - 05:00pm