Vol.1, No.2, 2005, pp.97-108, doi:10.3970/fdmp.2005.001.097
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A Computational Study of Bubble Motion in Newtonian and Viscoelastic Fluids
  • Edwin Jim ´enez1, Mark Sussman2, Mitsuhiro Ohta3
Florida State University, Dept. of Math, Tallahassee, FL, USA.
Florida State University, Dept. of Math, Tallahassee, FL, USA.
Muroran Institute of Technology, Dept. of Applied Chemistry, Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to utilize a numerical model to compute bubble motion in quiescent Newtonian and viscoelastic liquids. For our numerical method, we use a coupled level set and volume-of-fluid method with a second order treatment for the jump conditions related to surface tension. We investigate axisymmetric gas-liquid systems with large density and viscosity ratios as well as buoyancy-driven flows with complex changes in topology. We present comparisons to previous computational results as well as experimental results.
Keywords
Level set, Volume-of-fluid, Viscoelastic, Projection method, Adaptive mesh refinement
Cite This Article
´enez, E. J., Sussman, M., Ohta, M. (2005). A Computational Study of Bubble Motion in Newtonian and Viscoelastic Fluids. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 1(2), 97–108.