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Numerical study of particle capture efficiency in fibrous filter

Jianhua Fan 1, 2 Franck Lominé 1, 2 Mustapha Hellou 1, 2
2 Geosax [LGCGM]
LGCGM - Laboratoire de Génie Civil et Génie Mécanique
Abstract : Numerical simulations are performed for transport and deposition of particles over a fixed obstacle in a fluid flow. The effect of particle size and Stokes number on the particle capture efficiency is investigated using two methods. The first one is one-way coupling combining Lattice Boltzmann (LB) method with Lagrangian point-like approach. The second one is two-way coupling based on the coupling between Lattice Boltzmann method and discrete element (DE) method, which consider the particle influence on the fluid. Then the single fiber collection efficiency characterized by Stokes number (St) are simulated by LB-DE methods. Results show that two-way coupling method is more appropriate in our case for particles larger than 8 μm. A good agreement has also been observed between our simulation results and existing correlations for single fiber collection efficiency. The numerical simulations presented in this work are useful to understand the particle transport and deposition and to predict the capture efficiency.
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Jianhua Fan, Franck Lominé, Mustapha Hellou. Numerical study of particle capture efficiency in fibrous filter. Powders and Grains 2017 – 8th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media, Jul 2017, Montpellier, France. pp.03003, ⟨10.1051/epjconf/201714003003⟩. ⟨hal-01551758⟩

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