Direct numerical simulations of two-phase Taylor-Couette turbulence

Vamsi Spandan, Rodolfo Ostilla-Monico, Roberto Verzicco, Detlef Lohse

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Two-phase Taylor Couette flow is simulated using the Euler-Lagrange approach, where the dispersed phase is treated as point particles with effective forces such as drag, lift, added mass and buoyancy acting on them. Two-way coupling is implemented between the carrier and the dispersed phase allowing us to study the interaction between the point like particles and the large scale flow structure in the carrier phase. Light buoyant particles are observed to be very effective in disrupting the coherent Taylor rolls, thus reducing the overall dissipation in the system and the overall driving torque.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event15th European Turbulence Conference, ETC 2015 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Aug 201528 Aug 2015
Conference number: 15


Conference15th European Turbulence Conference, ETC 2015
Abbreviated titleETC 2015


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