Particle flow simulation in a channel with symmetric protuberances using combination of lattice Boltzmann and smoothed profile methods

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1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, P.O. Box 76169133, Iran

2 Department of Petroleum Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran

3 Department of Energy, Institute of Science, High Technology and Environmental Sciences, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

In the present study, a combination of Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) and Smoothed Pro le Method (SPM) is used to simulate one, two, and many particles motion in a planar channel with two symmetric protuberances. LBM is applied as the fluid flow solver and SPM is used to satisfy the no-slip boundary condition at particles surfaces. Bounceback boundary conditions are used for lower and upper walls while pressure boundary
conditions are applied for the  fluid inlet and outlet boundaries. Horizontal, vertical, and angular velocities of particles are recorded during the simulation. It is concluded that the combined LBM-SPM can be considered as a good candidate for simulation of particle motion in a channel with stenotic geometry.

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