Kinetic Theory of Multiphase Flow


Principal Investigators:
Rodney Fox, Shankar Subramaniam


It is proposed to further the present understanding of circulating fluidized beds from the conceptual standpoint of kinetic theory.  The primary purpose is to provide a theoretical underpinning for the construction of computer codes to better understand and predict multiphase flow behavior in circulating fluidized beds, and, in particular, to provide theoretical estimates for the transport coefficient analogues that parameterize the computer simulations.