The numerical simulation of turbulent gas-solid particle flow in vertical round pipe is performed & analyzed by three different approaches: RANS 2D modeling, PDF approach (Zaichik’s model 2001) & by two-phase TBL (turbulent boundary layer approach). The given performances include all relevant force factors imposed on the motion of solid phase (two-fluid model is considered): particle-turbulence, particle-particle, particle-wall interactions, two-lift the Magnus & Saffman forces and buoyancy (gravitational) force. The dispersed phase is considered as a polydispersed phase composed of finite number of particle fractions and the mass & momentum equations are closed with the help of implementation of original “collision” model (Kartushinsky & Michaelides, 2004). The two/four-way coupling model of Gillandt & Crowe (1998) is accounted for turbulence modulation. The numerical results show that retaining of second diffusion terms in both directions (in streamwise & transverse directions) aligns the average x-velocity components of gas and dispersed phases as well as the particle mass concentration and k-profiles across the flow in case of both PDF and RANS 2D approaches that versus the distributions of parameters obtained by two-phase TBL approach. This is reasonable due to additional effect of fluxes diffusion of the carrier fluid & solid phase in the main direction derived from turbulence fluctuation and inter-particle collision which smoothes the profile shapes.

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