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A penalization technique applied to the “Volume-Of-Fluid” method: wettability condition on immersed boundaries

Horgue, Pierre and Prat, Marc and Quintard, Michel A penalization technique applied to the “Volume-Of-Fluid” method: wettability condition on immersed boundaries. (2014) Computers and Fluids, 100. 255-266. ISSN 0045-7930

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2014.05.027


A penalization approach is presented to simulate two-phase flow in the presence of immersed solid boundaries so as to consider highly complex objects such as porous media microstructures. Based on the standard Volume-Of-Fluid formulation, the method takes into account the wettability effects which may occur on the surface of immersed solid boundaries. A spatial shift between the no-slip and the wettability conditions is introduced to make the method stable, regardless of the simulation parameters. The penalized VOF model and the numerical choices are then validated by a series of tests on capillary-dominated flows, which represent the most challenging cases for VOF simulations.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045793014002254
HAL Id:hal-01010612
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:20 Jun 2014 08:30

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