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Mechanistic study for the interfacial area transport phenomena in an air/water flow condition by using fine-size bubble group model. (English) Zbl 1108.80313
Summary: A set of number density transport equations based on the bubble size are used to predict the void fraction and the interfacial area concentration in an air/water flow conditions. As the closure relations for the number density transport equations, a coalescence due to random collisions and a breakup due to an impact of the turbulent eddies are modified based on previous studies. The bubble expansion term due to a pressure reduction and a coalescence due to a wake entrainment are modeled for the number density transport equation. In order to predict the local experimental data, a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) code coupling the two-fluid model and number density transport equations are developed in this study. As for the results of the numerical analysis, the developed model predicts well the void fraction and interfacial area concentration although some deviations between the prediction and the experiment are shown for the high void fraction conditions.
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)
76T15 Dusty-gas two-phase flows
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