From bubbles to clusters in fluidized beds

B. J. Glasser, Sankaran Sundaresan, Yannis Kevrekidis

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Clusterlike solutions are reported for volume-averaged equations of motion in fluidized gas-particle suspensions (i.e., fluidized beds). A connection between bubbles and clusters is established through bifurcation analysis and numerical continuation in the mean volume fraction of the suspension. The robustness of this connection is established by varying the model parameters and the closures. The bubbles and clusters are shown to belong to the same family of nonuniform solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1849-1852
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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