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Direct Numerical Simulations of Gas–Liquid Multiphase Flows


  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521782401

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  • Accurately predicting the behaviour of multiphase flows is a problem of immense industrial and scientific interest. Modern computers can now study the dynamics in great detail and these simulations yield unprecedented insight. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to direct numerical simulations of multiphase flows for researchers and graduate students. After a brief overview of the context and history the authors review the governing equations. A particular emphasis is placed on the 'one-fluid' formulation where a single set of equations is used to describe the entire flow field and interface terms are included as singularity distributions. Several applications are discussed, showing how direct numerical simulations have helped researchers advance both our understanding and our ability to make predictions. The final chapter gives an overview of recent studies of flows with relatively complex physics, such as mass transfer and chemical reactions, solidification and boiling, and includes extensive references to current work.

    • Authors are among the pioneers in the field and have extensive teaching experience
    • Gives a thorough treatment of the underlying mathematical formulation
    • Suitable for advanced graduate courses or to get individual students started on their dissertations
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521782401
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 177 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 145 b/w illus. 3 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Fluid mechanics with interfaces
    3. Numerical solutions of the Navier–Stokes equations
    4. Advecting a fluid interface
    5. The volume-of-fluid method
    6. Advecting marker points - front tracking
    7. Surface tension
    8. Disperse bubbly flows
    9. Atomization and breakup
    10. Droplet collision, impact and splashing
    11. Extensions
    Appendix A. Interfaces: description and definitions
    Appendix B. Distributions on the interface
    Appendix C. Cube-chopping
    Appendix D. Dynamics of liquid sheets

  • Authors

    Grétar Tryggvason, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
    Grétar Tryggvason is a Professor and Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts.

    Ruben Scardovelli, Università degli Studi, Bologna, Italy
    Ruben Scardovelli is an Associate Professor in the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Energetica, Nucleare e del Controllo Ambientale (DIENCA) of the Università degli Studi di Bologna.

    Stéphane Zaleski, Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)
    Stéphane Zaleski is Professor of Mechanics at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) in Paris and Head of the Jean Le Rond d'Alembert Institute (CNRS UMR 7190).

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