As proven in a recently published paper [Messa GV, Matoušek V (2020) Analysis and discussion of two fluid modelling of pipe flow of fully suspended slurry. Powder Technol 30:747- 768.], the β-σ two-fluid model is capable of accurately reproducing the main features of turbulent, fully-suspended slurry flows in horizontal pipes provided that suitable values of the two parameters β and σ are chosen. At present, the case-specific nature of β and σ and their lack of a clear physical meaning are the main obstacles that must be overcome to give the β-σ two-fluid model value not only as interpretative tool, but also as a predictive one. An important preliminary step to achieve this goal is to disclose the mathematical essence of the β-σ two-fluid model, namely, to interpret the fluid-dynamic solution on the grounds of the structure of the differential and discretized equations. Such a methodological approach is applied here to the benchmark case of turbulent slurry flow between two infinite, horizontal, parallel plates, focusing, in particular, on the influence of the bulk-mean velocity of the slurry and the volumetric concentration of the solids in the flow. The study provides not only deeper insight into the β-σ model, but also indicates important implications for alternative two-fluid models.

Parametric study of the β - σ two-fluid model for simulating fully suspended slurry flow: effect of flow conditions

Messa G. V.;Matousek V.
2021

Abstract

As proven in a recently published paper [Messa GV, Matoušek V (2020) Analysis and discussion of two fluid modelling of pipe flow of fully suspended slurry. Powder Technol 30:747- 768.], the β-σ two-fluid model is capable of accurately reproducing the main features of turbulent, fully-suspended slurry flows in horizontal pipes provided that suitable values of the two parameters β and σ are chosen. At present, the case-specific nature of β and σ and their lack of a clear physical meaning are the main obstacles that must be overcome to give the β-σ two-fluid model value not only as interpretative tool, but also as a predictive one. An important preliminary step to achieve this goal is to disclose the mathematical essence of the β-σ two-fluid model, namely, to interpret the fluid-dynamic solution on the grounds of the structure of the differential and discretized equations. Such a methodological approach is applied here to the benchmark case of turbulent slurry flow between two infinite, horizontal, parallel plates, focusing, in particular, on the influence of the bulk-mean velocity of the slurry and the volumetric concentration of the solids in the flow. The study provides not only deeper insight into the β-σ model, but also indicates important implications for alternative two-fluid models.
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