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  • Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 143
  • June 1984, pp. 367-385

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

  • H. J. Pearson (a1), I. A. Valioulis (a1) and E. J. List (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 April 2006

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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