# Particle-laden two-dimensional elastic turbulence

@article{Garg2018ParticleladenTE, title={Particle-laden two-dimensional elastic turbulence}, author={Himani Garg and Enrico Calzavarini and G. Mompean and Stefano Berti}, journal={The European Physical Journal E}, year={2018}, volume={41}, pages={1-11} }

Abstract.The aggregation properties of heavy inertial particles in the elastic turbulence regime of an Oldroyd-B fluid with periodic Kolmogorov mean flow are investigated by means of extensive numerical simulations in two dimensions. Both the small- and large-scale features of the resulting inhomogeneous particle distribution are examined, focusing on their connection with the properties of the advecting viscoelastic flow. We find that particles preferentially accumulate on thin highly elastic…

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