CFD, ice slurry, pipe, settling, shear-inducted, diffusivity
Stratification in isothermal ice slurry pipe flow was investigated. A computational model which includes the shear-induced particle migration and the hindered settling was developed. The model, together with flow equations, was employed to calculate the flow patterns and particle concentration distributions in the ice slurry pipe flow. The effects of ice concentration on local ice concentration and velocity profiles were predicted. The model captures the trends found in experimental investigations.