Colliding particles in highly turbulent flows

Mehlig, Bernhard; Uski, Ville and Wilkinson, Michael (2007). Colliding particles in highly turbulent flows. Physics of Fluids, 19(9)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2768931

Abstract

We discuss relative velocities and the collision rate of small particles suspended in a highly turbulent fluid. In the limit where the viscous damping is very weak, we estimate the relative velocities using the Kolmogorov cascade principle. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.

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