In this paper, a two-way coupling Eulerian-Lagrangian approach is presented for the simulation of gas-solid two-phase flow in 180° curved duct. In the present study, Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes equations (RANS) and two turbulence models namely; standard k-ε model and RNG (Renormalization Group) based k-ε model are adopted. The effects of particle rotation and lift forces are included in the particle tracking model while the effect of inter-particle collisions is neglected. The present predictions are compared with published experimental data for single-phase flow and published particles trajectories. The comparisons show that the RNG based k-ε model predicts the flow behaviour better than the standard k-ε model. Furthermore, the particles trajectories are compared very well with published data. The effects of inlet gas velocity, bend geometry, loading ratio and solid properties on the flow behaviour are also discussed. The results show that the flow behaviour is greatly affected by the above parameters.

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