Energy efficiency

Kinetic Theory Based CFD Models for Polydisperse Multiphase Flow
Abstract:
Kinetic theory is a useful theoretical framework for developing CFD models for disperse multiphase flows. For example, Lagrangian particle tracking methods such as KIVA can be formulated in terms of a kinetic equation written in an Eulerian framework. For most applications, direct solution of the kinetic equation is intractable due to the high dimensionality of the phase space. A key challenge is thus to reduce the dimensionality of the problem without losing the underlying physics.
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