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Bashirova K.I. Simulation of the sedimentation of a swirling flow of a rarefied granular medium in a cylindrical region by MP-PIC method. Multiphase Systems. 16 (2021) 3–4. 144–148 (in Russian).
2021. Vol. 16. Issue 3–4, Pp. 144–148
DOI: 10.21662/mfs2021.3.017
Simulation of the sedimentation of a swirling flow of a rarefied granular medium in a cylindrical region by MP-PIC method
Bashirova K.I.
Mavlyutov Institute of Mechanics, UFRC RAS, Ufa, Russia


The object of the study is the deposition of small particles in a cylindrical region, for the evaluation of which a model was built in the OpenFOAM package. Many studies show that the MP-PIC method is well suited for modeling the interaction of a granular medium with liquid and gas flows. In this paper, the applicability of the method to solve the problem is evaluated. In the process of studying sedimentation in a swirling stream, groups of particles of different diameters were considered. It is shown that the smaller the particles, the faster they are deposited on the walls of a cylindrical tube. On the contrary, larger and heavier particles fly a long distance along the tube, which is explained by the greater influence of the inert component compared to the Stokes force. To evaluate the results obtained, a series of calculations using different sizes of grids was carried out. Good comparability of the results is shown. Further comparison with experimental data is planned.


numerical simulation,
particles sedimentation,
multiphase systems


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