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  • Main Title Aerosol cluster impact and break-up : model and implementation.


  • Author: Lechman, Jeremy B.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2010-10-01


  • English


  • Content Description: In this report a model for simulating aerosol cluster impact with rigid walls is presented. The model is based on JKR adhesion theory and is implemented as an enhancement to the granular (DEM) package within the LAMMPS code. The theory behind the model is outlined and preliminary results are shown. Modeling the interactions of small particles is relevant to a number of applications (e.g., soils, powders, colloidal suspensions, etc.). Modeling the behavior of aerosol particles during agglomeration and cluster dynamics upon impact with a wall is of particular interest. In this report we describe preliminary efforts to develop and implement physical models for aerosol particle interactions. Future work will consist of deploying these models to simulate aerosol cluster behavior upon impact with a rigid wall for the purpose of developing relationships for impact speed and probability of stick/bounce/break-up as well as to assess the distribution of cluster sizes if break-up occurs. These relationships will be developed consistent with the need for inputs into system-level codes. Section 2 gives background and details on the physical model as well as implementations issues. Section 3 presents some preliminary results which lead to discussion in Section 4 of future plans.
  • Physical Description: 19 p.


  • Keyword: Probability
  • Keyword: Aerosols
  • Keyword: Agglomeration
  • Keyword: Implementation
  • Keyword: Simulation
  • Keyword: Adhesion
  • Keyword: Soils
  • Keyword: Particle Interactions
  • STI Subject Categories: 72 Physics Of Elementary Particles And Fields
  • Keyword: Velocity
  • Keyword: Distribution


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: SAND2010-7105
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/1010851
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1010851
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc829853