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A penalization method for the simulation of bubbly flows

Morente, Antoine and Laviéville, Jérôme and Legendre, Dominique A penalization method for the simulation of bubbly flows. (2018) Journal of Computational Physics, 374. 563-590. ISSN 0021-9991

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2018.07.042


This work is devoted to the development of a penalization method for the simulation of bubbly flows. Spherical bubbles are considered as moving penalized obstacles interacting with the fluid and a numerical method for ensuring the shear free condition at the liquid– bubble interface is proposed. Three test-cases (curved channel, inclined channel and 3D translating bubble) are used to validate the accuracy of the discretization ensuring the slip condition at the interface. Numerical simulations of a rising bubble in a quiescent liquid are performed for moderate Reynolds numbers. Considering bubble terminal velocities, initial accelerations and wake decay, the effect of the penalization viscosity used to ensure a uniform velocity in the penalized object is discussed. Finally, simulations of bubble swarms have been carried out in a fully periodic box with a large range of void fractions from 1% to 15%. The statistics provided by the simulations characterizing the bubble-induced agitation are found in remarkable agreement with the experiments.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02077455
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > EDF (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:22 Mar 2019 17:01

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