Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 2353–2361 | Cite as

Effects of Particles Collision on Separating Gas–Particle Two-Phase Turbulent Flows

  • Sihao Lv
  • Weihua Yang
  • Xiangli LiEmail author
  • Guohui Li
Research Article - Mechanical Engineering


A second-order moment two-phase turbulence model incorporating a particle temperature model based on the kinetic theory of granular flow is applied to investigate the effects of particles collision on separating gas–particle two-phase turbulent flows. In this model, the anisotropy of gas and solid phase two-phase Reynolds stresses and their correlation of velocity fluctuation are fully considered using a presented Reynolds stress model and the transport equation of two-phase stress correlation. Experimental measurements (Xu and Zhou in ASME-FED Summer Meeting, San Francisco, Paper FEDSM99-7909, 1999) are used to validate this model, source codes and prediction results. It showed that the particles collision leads to decrease in the intensity of gas and particle vortices and takes a larger effect on particle turbulent fluctuations. The time-averaged velocity, the fluctuation velocity of gas and particle phase considering particles collision are in good agreement with experimental measurements. Particle kinetic energy is always smaller than gas phase due to energy dissipation from particle collision. Moreover, axial–axial and radial–radial fluctuation velocity correlations have stronger anisotropic behaviors.


Second-order moment model Particles collision Separating gas–particle two-phase turbulent flows Kinetic theory of granular flow Numerical simulation 

List of Symbols


Diffusion term


Source term


Kinetic energy


Production term




Correlation term



V, v


Greek Symbols


Volume fraction


Kronic-Delta unit tensor


Dissipation term


Dynamic viscosity


Kinematic viscosity


Pressure–strain term







Coordinates directions


Gas and particle






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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Chemistry and Environmental EngineeringDongGuan University of TechnologyDongguanChina
  2. 2.College of Energy and Power EngineeringNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina
  3. 3.Faculty of Infrastructure EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  4. 4.School of Electronic and Information EngineeringDalian Jiaotong UniversityDalianChina
  5. 5.Clean Combustion Research CenterKing Abdullah University Science and Technology of Saudi ArabiaThuwalKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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