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mardi 9 février - 14H00

RENORMALIZED TRANSPORT OF INERTIAL PARTICLES

Marco MARTINS AFONSO (Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse)

par Pierre Pujol - 9 février 2010

We study how an imposed flow (laminar or turbulent) modifies the transport properties of inertial particles, namely their terminal velocity and effective diffusivity. Such quantities are investigated by means of analytical and numerical computations, as functions of the control parameters of both flow and particle, i.e., density ratio, inertia, molecular diffusivity, gravity (or other external forces), turbulence intensity, compressibility degree, space dimension, and geometric\temporal properties. The complex interplay between these parameters leads to the following conclusion of interest in the realm of applications : any attempt to model sedimentation processes (or, equivalently, the surface transport of floaters) cannot avoid taking into account the full details of the flow field and of the inertial particle.