Advanced Powder Technology, Vol.29, No.4, 874-889, 2018
Effects of specularity and particle-particle restitution coefficients on the hydrodynamic behavior of dispersed gas-particle flows through horizontal channels
Specularity coefficient (phi) and particle-particle restitution coefficient (e) are two important parameters governing the flow physics of dispersed gas-particle flows. In this work, a detailed numerical analysis is carried out to get an insight into the effects of these two parameters in the flow hydrodynamics of dispersed gas-particle flows through horizontal channels. Investigations have also been carried out to find the phi-e pair for which the phase velocities become an extremum. It has been found that at a particular value of e, both gas and particle velocities at the centerline of the channel increase with increase in the value of phi, whereas near the wall, they tend to decrease. At a fixed non-zero value of phi, both gas and particle velocities tend to increase with increase in the value of e. For phi equal to zero, which corresponds to free-slip boundary condition for particle velocity, there is no significant variations in gas and particle velocities with changes in e. Out of all combinations of values of phi and e investigated herein, it is found that both gas and particle velocities attain a maximum value when both the values of phi and e are maximum. (C) 2018 The Society of Powder Technology Japan. Published by Elsevier B.V. and The Society of Powder Technology Japan. All rights reserved.