## Abstract

The three-dimensional intrinsic convection in a monodisperse dispersion of spheres settling in a vertical container of arbitrary cross section is calculated using the simple model of point forces with excluded volume near the walls, proposed by Bruneau et al. [Phys. Fluids 8, 2236 (1996)]. An exact solution of the model equations for a container with rectangular cross-section shows that corners have no significant influence on the convection. A dense suspension is modeled by assuming an equilibrium particle distribution in the near wall region. It is predicted that as a result of near wall ordering, the intrinsic convection decreases with increasing particle volume fraction.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 55-59 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Journal | Physics of Fluids |

Volume | 10 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1998 |