A new perspective on random walk modeling of particle dispersion Academic Article uri icon


  • This note presents a random walk formulation of small particle tracking within the framework of averaged turbulence modeling. Several issues, such as a justification for the finite number of multi-point correlations to be taken, the adoption of just one two-point correlation rather than several, and construction of specific models, are discussed. It offers a new perspective on random walk modeling of small particle dispersion and suggests some possible improvements to existing models, especially with regard to taking into account the spatial correlation explicitly. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

author list (cited authors)

  • Tao, L., Rajagopal, K. R., & McFarland, A. R.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Tao, L||Rajagopal, KR||McFarland, AR

publication date

  • September 2002