Yasunori Watanabe, Yuta Mitobe, Yasuo Niida, Ayumi Saruwatari


A particle / turbulence two-way coupling model, integrated with conventional stochastic and sub-grid stress models of three-dimensional Large Eddy Simulation (LES), has been applied to the particle-laden turbulent flow in a wave boundary layer developed over seabed with the aim to understand dynamic effects of the particle size and number density to the suspension process in shearing flow over the seabed. While the particle size affects local velocity fluctuations, the particle population significantly induces secondary large-scale flows varying over a scale of the wavelength, and intensifies the turbulent energy near the bed. The particle-induced turbulence may result in additional suspension from the bed, causing a recursive suspension process via the particle turbulence interaction in the boundary layer.


wave boundary layer; particle-fluid two-phase flow; large eddy simulation


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