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Monte Carlo simulation of coagulation in discrete particle-size distributions. Part 1. Brownian motion and fluid shearing

Pearson, H. J. and Valioulis, I. A. and List, E. J. (1984) Monte Carlo simulation of coagulation in discrete particle-size distributions. Part 1. Brownian motion and fluid shearing. Journal of Fluid Mechanics (143). pp. 367-385. ISSN 0022-1120. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120709-072813258

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Abstract

A method for the Monte Carlo simulation, by digital computer, of the evolution of a colliding and coagulating population of suspended particles is described. Collision mechanisms studied both separately and in combination are: Brownian motion of the particles, and laminar and isotropic turbulent shearing motions of the suspending fluid. Steady-state distributions are obtained by adding unit-size particles at a constant rate and removing all particles once they reach a preset maximum volume. The resulting size distributions are found to agree with those obtained by dimensional analysis (Hunt 1982).


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Additional Information:© 1984 Cambridge University Press. Published Online April 20 2006. Received March 31 1982. Revised November 5 1983. Financial support for this work was provided by NOAA/Sea Grant NA80AA-D-00120, NOAA Grant NA80RA-D0-0084 and a Mellon Foundation Grant to the Environmental Quality Laboratory at Caltech. The authors would also like to thank Dr R. C. Y. Koh for advice on many aspects of the computer code and Dr R. C. Flagan for helpful discussions of the problem.
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Official Citation: H. J. Pearson, I. A. Valioulis and E. J. List (1984). Monte Carlo simulation of coagulation in discrete particle-size distributions. Part 1. Brownian motion and fluid shearing. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 143 , pp 367-385 doi:10.1017/S0022112084001397
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