In this paper the results of an international collaborative test case relative to the production of a direct numerical simulation and Lagrangian particle tracking database for turbulent particle dispersion in channel flow at low Reynolds number are presented. The objective of this test case is to establish a homogeneous source of data relevant to the general problem of particle dispersion in wall-bounded turbulence. Different numerical approaches and computational codes have been used to simulate the particle-laden flow and calculations have been carried on long enough to achieve a statistically steady condition for particle distribution. In such stationary regime, a comprehensive database including both post-processed statistics and raw data for the fluid and for the particles has been obtained. The complete datasets can be downloaded from the web at http://cfd.cineca.it/cfd/repository/. In this paper the most relevant velocity statistics (for both phases) and particle distribution statistics are discussed and benchmarked by direct comparison between the different numerical predictions. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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