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On two-phase flow solvers in irregular domains with contact line

Lepilliez, Mathieu and Popescu, Elena-Roxana and Gibou, Frédéric and Tanguy, Sébastien On two-phase flow solvers in irregular domains with contact line. (2016) Journal of Computational Physics, 321. 1217-1251. ISSN 0021-9991

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2016.06.013


We present numerical methods that enable the direct numerical simulation of two-phase flows in irregular domains. A method is presented to account for surface tension effects in a mesh cell containing a triple line between the liquid, gas and solid phases. Our numerical method is based on the level-set method to capture the liquid–gas interface and on the single-phase Navier–Stokes solver in irregular domain proposed in [35]to impose the solid boundary in an Eulerian framework. We also present a strategy for the implicit treatment of the viscous term and how to impose both a Neumann boundary condition and a jump condition when solving for the pressure field. Special care is given on how to take into account the contact angle, the no-slip boundary condition for the velocity field and the volume forces. Finally, we present numerical results in two and three spatial dimensions evaluating our simulations with several benchmarks.

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HAL Id:hal-01349346
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > Airbus (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National d'Études Spatiales - CNES (FRANCE)
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)
Other partners > University of California - UC Santa Barbara (USA)
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Deposited On:27 Jul 2016 09:55

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