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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 36th Congress - The Hague (2015) ALL CONTENT : Special sessions : Prediction of particle plume spreading in a quiescent ambient
Prediction of particle plume spreading in a quiescent ambient
Author : ADRIAN C. H. LAI(1), S. N. CHAN(2), J. W. ER(2), ADRIAN W.K. LAW(2) & E. ERIC ADAMS(3)
ABSTRACT
Spreading rate is an important parameter in predicting the particle plume mixing characteristics. Different from a singlephase
plume in which its spreading rate is a constant, the spreading of particle plume varies with a number of dependent
variables. In this study, we performed gravity-driven particle plume experiments in quiescent ambient to study the effects
of particle size on the plume spreading rate. A particle plume was generated by releasing particles of density 2500 kg/m3
by gravity from a submerged hourglass in a water tank; particle size ranged 0.120 mm ĘC 0.725 mm. The resulting plume
spreading rate was measured and found to be significantly dependent on particle size. To predict the spreading rate, a
two-phase integral model is proposed using a new spreading hypothesis accounting for the particle settling velocity;
coupling between the solid and fluid phase is achieved by considering the drag forces acting on the particles by the fluid.
The model predictions were in good agreement with observation, suggesting the key physics of this complicated flow
has been well captured.
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Date Published : 18/08/2015
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