Dynamics of Non-Spherical Particles in Turbulence

  • Luis Blay Esteban

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


This book studies the dynamics of 2D objects moving through turbulent fluids. It examines the decay of turbulence over extended time scales, and compares the dynamics of non-spherical particles moving through still and turbulent fluids. 

The book begins with an introduction to the project, its aims, and its relevance for industrial applications. It then discusses the movement of planar particles in quiescent fluid, and presents the numerous methodologies used to measure it. The book also presents a detailed analysis of the falling style of irregular particles, which makes it possible to estimate particle trajectory and wake morphology based on frontal geometry. In turn, the book provides the results of an analysis of physically constrained decaying turbulence in a laboratory setting. These results suggest that large-scale cut-off in numerical simulations can result in severe bias in the computed turbulent kinetic energy for long waiting times. 

Combining the main text with a wealth of figures and sketches throughout, the book offers an accessible guide for all engineering students with a basic grasp of fluid mechanics, while the key findings will also be of interest to senior researchers. 


Irregular Particles Falling Style Drag Coefficient Correlations 3D Particle Tracking Volumetric Flow Measurements Wake Morphology Turbulence Generation Turbulence Decay and Saturation Homogenous Anisotropic Turbulence Planar Image Velocimetry

Authors and affiliations

  • Luis Blay Esteban
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  1. 1.Department of Aero and Astro EngineeringUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-28135-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-28136-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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