Hamid Reza Zandi Pour, Michele Iovieno
Abstract: In this research, we undertake an investigation of a turbulent flow seeded with heavy inertial particles, employing Eulerian-Lagrangian point-particle direct numerical simulations in the two-way coupling regime. The primary objective of our investigation is to assess the influence of inter-particle collisions on heat transfer within the time-evolving thermal mixing layer that develops between two regions with distinct temperatures in a homogeneous and isotropic turbulent flow. Our findings encompass a range of Stokes numbers spanning from 0.2 to 3, while maintaining a thermal Stokes number to Stokes number ratio of 4.43, at a Taylor microscale Reynolds number up to 124. Our results reveal that particle collisions tend to diminish the correlation between particle temperature and velocity, consequently leading to a marginal reduction in the average heat transfer when compared to a collisionless regime at higher Stokes numbers.
Keywords: Heat transfer, Particle-laden flow, Turbulent mixing, Inter-particle collisions.
Date Published: November 7, 2023 DOI: 10.11159/jffhmt.2023.018View Article