Fast equilibration dynamics of viscous particle-laden flow in an inclined channel

  title={Fast equilibration dynamics of viscous particle-laden flow in an inclined channel},
  author={Jeffrey Wong and Michael R. Lindstrom and A. Bertozzi},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  pages={28 - 53}
A viscous suspension of negatively buoyant particles released into a wide, open channel on an incline will stratify in the normal direction as it flows. We model the early dynamics of this stratification under the effects of sedimentation and shear-induced migration. Prior work focuses on the behaviour after equilibration where the bulk suspension either separates into two distinct fronts (settled) or forms a single, particle-laden front (ridged), depending on whether the initial concentration… 
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