One issue associated with the use of Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) to investigate the dispersion of small inertial particles in turbulent flows is the accuracy with which particle statistics and concentration can be reproduced. The motion of particles in LES fields may differ significantly from that observed in experiments or direct numerical simulation (DNS) because the force acting on the particles is not accurately estimated, due to the availability of the only filtered fluid velocity, and because errors accumulate in time leading to a progressive divergence of the trajectories. This may lead to different degrees of inaccuracy in the prediction of statistics and concentration. We identify herein an ideal subgrid correction of the a-priori LES fluid velocity seen by the particles in turbulent channel flow. This correction is computed by imposing that the trajectories of individual particles moving in filtered DNS fields exactly coincide with the particle trajectories in a DNS. In this way the errors introduced by filtering into the particle motion equations can be singled out and analyzed separately from those due to the progressive divergence of the trajectories. The subgrid correction term, and therefore the filtering error, is characterized in the present paper in terms of statistical moments. The effects of the particle inertia and of the filter type and width on the properties of the correction term are investigated.
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|Titolo:||Statistical properties of an ideal subgrid-scale correction for Lagrangian particle tracking in turbulent channel flow|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Tipologia:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|