Bubble Two-Phase Flow Simulation with Volume of Fluid Interface Tracking Method

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Numerical methods developed in simulation of two phase flows, explicitly resolve and track the interface with special numerical techniques of either Lagrangian or Eulerian type. While Lagrangian techniques are suited for small deformations of the interfaces, Eulerian techniques are usually preferred for highly distorted complex interfaces. For the most of flow regimes, the shape and evolution of the interfaces are not easily implemented in calculation codes, and this explains the interest in the development of interface tracking methods. In this paper, we present some of the main techniques used in the modelling of two phase flows. We will focus on the application of the Volum of Fluid method of SURFER code in the prediction of the flow around a spherical and Taylor bubbles rising in a quiescent liquid.
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Multiphase Flow; Bubbles; Interface Tracking and Capturing; VOF Method

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