A “two-fluid” model has been applied to predict turbulent dilute gas-particle flow through a Venturi tube. Bulk motion of particles is considered as a secondary fluid flow which exchanges mass and momentum with the primary conveying air stream. Closure of the time-averaged equations is achieved by modelling turbulent second-order correlations with an extended mixing-length theory. Proposed closure model is found to aptly simulate the dependency of the static pressure drop on the particle size, flow rate and the loading ratio.

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