Symposium B-4: Turbulent Transport in Multiphase Flow

(Mechanics of Fluids and Thermal Systems)

Symposium Organizer:

Ken Kiger, University of Maryland

Symposium Technical Description

The role of turbulence in the transport of multiphase mixtures is ubiquitous across a wide range of industrial and environmental flows, ranging from spray combustion to fluidized beds to sediment transport in oceans and rivers. The challenge of a mobile interface separating the phases at the small scale, combined with the well know challenge of a turbulent carrier fluid, presents a multitude of closure challenges for practical modeling of these systems. This symposium aims to focus on presentations of experimental, computational or theoretical advances in understanding and modeling the coupling behavior across the spectrum of dispersed multiphase systems.

Technical Program

Wednesday | W1 10:00am-11:40am

B4-1: Turbulent Multiphase Flow
Room 0101
Session Chair: Ken Kiger Track B: Mechanics of Fluids and Thermal Systems
10:00 am A large eddy simulation eulerian two-phase model for sediment transport

Zhen Cheng

10:20 am Quantifying and modeling the force variation within random arrays of spheres

Georges Akiki

10:40 am Wave-induced sheet flow on a sandbar: roles of the pressure gradient and bed shear stress

Ryan Scott Mieras

11:00 am Multi-camera PIV of two-phase oscillating sheet flow

Chang Liu, Ken Kiger