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Jean-François Pinton
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon et CNRS

October 12, 2010
Mesa Laboratory, Damon Room
Lecture 3:30pm

Particles in Turbulence: Size Effects

The dynamics of of particles freely advected by turbulent flows has many applications in geo and engineerings sciences. We will review observations and modeling in the case of inertial particles, i.e. particles whose density does not match the fluid's or whose size is larger than, typically, the Kolmogorov scale. We will then focus on size effects and describe the dynamics of isodense particle with sizes up to the turbulence integral scale.