Foster, M.R. and Duck, P.W. and Hewitt, R.E.
(2006)
*Boundary layers in a dilute particle suspension.*
Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 462 (2068).
pp. 1145-1166.

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## Abstract

The general problem of a boundary-layer flow carrying a dilute, mono-disperse suspension of small particles (together with gravitational effects) is considered. The problem is modelled using the â��dusty-gasâ�� equations, which are a coupled equation set linking the fluid motion to that of the particle motion (both of which are modelled as continua). A number of qualitatively distinct potential scenarios are predicted. These include a variety of boundary-layer breakdowns, and the formation of shock transitions in the distribution of the particulate phase (together with the development of particle-free zones). Numerical results predicting these differing behaviours are confirmed through local asymptotic analyses of the governing equations. Although we consider a general class of boundary layer, our results are compared and contrasted with previous studies of specific cases, most notably the constant freestream fluid velocity case (akin to the â��cleanâ�� Blasius boundary layer). In the case of a boundary-layer flow driven by a linearly retarding free stream (the analogue of the classical â��Howarthâ�� boundary-layer problem), the effects of the particle phase are surprisingly seen to (slightly) delay the separation of the boundary layer.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | multiphase flow, boundary layer, particle-laden, complex fluids |

Subjects: | MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 76 Fluid mechanics PACS 2010, the AIP's Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme > 40 ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, ACOUSTICS, HEAT TRANSFER, CLASSICAL MECHANICS, AND FLUID MECHANICS > 47 Fluid dynamics |

Depositing User: | Dr Richard E. Hewitt |

Date Deposited: | 29 Jan 2012 |

Last Modified: | 20 Oct 2017 14:13 |

URI: | http://eprints.maths.manchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/1773 |

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