We investigate the large-scale transport of inertial particles. We derive explicit analytic expressions for the eddy diffusivities for generic Stokes times. These latter expressions are exact for any shear flow while they correspond to the leading contribution either in the deviation from the shear flow geometry or in the P´eclet number of general random Gaussian velocity fields. Our explicit expressions allow us to investigate the role of inertia for such a class of flows and to make exact links with the analogous transport problem for tracer particles.

Eddy diffusivities of inertial particles in random Gaussian flows

BOI, SIMONE;MAZZINO, ANDREA;
2017-01-01

Abstract

We investigate the large-scale transport of inertial particles. We derive explicit analytic expressions for the eddy diffusivities for generic Stokes times. These latter expressions are exact for any shear flow while they correspond to the leading contribution either in the deviation from the shear flow geometry or in the P´eclet number of general random Gaussian velocity fields. Our explicit expressions allow us to investigate the role of inertia for such a class of flows and to make exact links with the analogous transport problem for tracer particles.
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