State of the art in mapping schemes for dilute and dense Euler-Lagrange simulations
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- SINTEF Proceedings 
Euler-Lagrange (EL) simulations are an extremely important tool for academia and industry to better understand gas-particle flows. We present simulation results for various gas-particle flow configurations using a variety of Lagrangian-to-Euler coupling schemes. Specifically, we have combined the idea of smoothing the exchange fields (as proposed by Pirker et al. (2011), as well as Capecelatro and Desjardins (2013)) to design a new generation of robust mapping schemes that allow implicit, explicit or a hybrid implicit/explicit time marching. Our schemes enable EL simulations of highly loaded gas-particle flows in which particles have a broad size distribution. We demonstrate the performance of our mapping schemes for the case of (i) a bubbling bi-disperse fluidized bed, (ii) a freely sedimenting suspension, as well as (iii) particle injection in turbulent cross flow configurations.