Ahmed, Shahnawaz (2013) Prediction of Bubbles and Drop Dynamics under Different Flow Situations and Phase Change: Lattice Boltzmann Study. MTech thesis.
This paper deals with a numerical investigation about the bubble and drop dynamics under different flow situation and phase change process. Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) is used to discretize the governing equations for each of the flow situation related to drop or bubble. Three different cases are simulated related to bubble dynamics. Among them two are about the deformation of bubble in liquid medium with different flow conditions. In the 1st case, the bubble is subjected to flow parabolic velocity profile and in the 2nd case, the bubble is subjected to flow with linear velocity profile. The third one is related to the phase changes. In this case, a superheated bubble is placed in a surrounding of saturated liquid. Only one case is studied about the drop dynamics in which a water drop is placed in a rectangular horizontal channel with air medium subjected to parabolic velocity profile at inlet. In the present investigation, three separate probability distribution functions are used in LBM to handle continuity, momentum and energy equations separately. The interface between the two phasesis considered to be diffused within a narrow zone and it has been modelledwith convective Cahn-Hillard equation. Combined diffused interface-LBM framework is adapted accordingly to handle complex interface separating two phases having high density ratio.
|Item Type:||Thesis (MTech)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM), Deformation Angle, Shear Rate, Jacob Number, Peclet Number.|
|Subjects:||Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Computational Fluid Dynamics|
Engineering and Technology > Chemical Engineering > Heat Transfer
|Divisions:||Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering|
|Deposited By:||Hemanta Biswal|
|Deposited On:||19 Dec 2013 10:04|
|Last Modified:||19 Dec 2013 10:04|
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