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Flow regimes of inertial suspensions of finite size particles
Iman Lashgari, Francecso Picano, Wim-Paul Breugem, Luca Brandt
Session: Instability and Transition 2
Session starts: Tuesday 25 August, 15:00
Presentation starts: 16:00
Room: Room A

Iman Lashgari (Linne FLOW Centre and SeRC, KTH Mechanincs, Stockholm, Sweden)
Francecso Picano (Industrial Engineering Department, University of Padova, Padova, Italy)
Wim-Paul Breugem (Laboratory of Aero and Hydrodynamics, TU-Delft, Delft, Netherlands)
Luca Brandt (Linne FLOW Centre and SeRC, KTH Mechanincs, Stockholm, Sweden)

Inertial regimes in a channel flow of suspension of finite-size neutrally buoyant particles are studied for a wide range of Reynolds numbers: $500 \le Re\le 5000$, and particle volume fractions: $0 \le \Phi \le 0.3$. The flow is classified in three different regimes according to the phase-averaged stress budget across the channel \cite{Lashgari2014}. The laminar viscous regime at low $Re$ and $\Phi$ where the viscous stress is the dominating term in the budget, the turbulent regime at high $Re$ and relatively low $\Phi$ where the momentum is mainly transferred by the action of the Reynolds stress and the inertial shear-thickening regime where the particle stress contributes the most to the significant enhancement of the wall shear stress. Particle distribution and dispersion properties provide additional evidence for the existence of the three different regimes.