Prasad, V K and Chatterjee, D and Singh, S P (2018) Numerical simulation of gas-bubble formation through two submerged orifices. Sādhanā, 43 (171). pp. 1-15.

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In this work, two-dimensional numerical simulations are carried out to analyse the dynamics of gas-bubble formation at two adjacent orifices submerged in an immiscible Newtonian liquid under the condition of constant gas flow rate using finite-volume-based commercial CFD solver Ansys Fluent. Two conditions for the ambient liquid are considered: firstly the liquid is in quiet condition and secondly, it is also co-flowing with the gas stream. The full cycle from the bubble formation to its detachment and the corresponding dynamics are simulated using the volume of fluid (VOF) method, which is one of the efficient front capturing techniques of Eulerian family. The study includes: (i) time sequence profile of bubble formation to clearly represent the bubble growth, neck formation and bubble break-up at a given Weber number (We), Reynolds number (Re), Bond number (Bo) and liquid to gas mean velocity ratio (Vr); (ii) bubble growth history for different Vr and at constant Re, We and Bo; (iii) effect of orifice spacing on bubbling synchronicity and frequency at given Vr, We, Re and Bo and (iv) synchronous bubbling regime, bubble size and formation time determination, bubble coalescence phenomenon and technique for its inhibition.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Computational fluid dynamics
Dynamic Simulation
Depositing User: Dr. Arup Kr. Nandi
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 10:32
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 10:32

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