Limitations of the stochastic approach in two-phase turbulent flow calculations

Keh Chin Chang, Wen Jing Wu, Muh Rong Wang

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Limitations of the stochastic approach, a method widely used in simulating droplet dispersion in turbulence, are examined using two well-defined, two-phase, turbulent flow problems. It is found that the stochastic approach is restricted to flows in which the continuous and dispersed phases can meet each other's correlative condition. Also, use of the steady-state formula of the drag coefficient in the Lagrangian equation of motion for models based on the stochastic approach could cause significant errors in the prediction of complete two-phase turbulent structures, particularly for large droplets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-225
Number of pages15
JournalAtomization and Sprays
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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