Applied Scientific Research

, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 309–329

On predicting particle-laden turbulent flows

  • S. Elghobashi

DOI: 10.1007/BF00936835

Cite this article as:
Elghobashi, S. Appl. Sci. Res. (1994) 52: 309. doi:10.1007/BF00936835


The paper provides an overview of the challenges and progress associated with the task of numerically predicting particle-laden turbulent flows. The review covers the mathematical methods based on turbulence closure models as well as direct numerical simulation (DNS). In addition, the statistical (pdf) approach in deriving the dispersed-phase transport equations is discussed. The review is restricted to incompressible, isothermal flows without phase change or particle-particle collision. Suggestions are made for improving closure modelling of some important correlations.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Elghobashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA