Direct numerical simulation of the coalescence of bubbles

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Abstract

In industry, bubble columns are widely used. However, the knowledge on the hydrodynamics in the bubble column is limited. To increase this knowledge, computational fluid dynamics are used. In this research, the Volume of Fluid (VoF) model is used to study the coalescence of bubbles. Bubbles in the VoF model merge automatically when their surfaces share the same numerical grid cell. To determine, if the coalescence of the bubbles in the VoF model is physical, the results of the VoF model are compared to experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction and Engineering (ISCRE 2012), 2-5 September 2012, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE 22) - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 2 Sep 20125 Sep 2012

Conference

Conference22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE 22)
Abbreviated titleISCRE 22
CountryNetherlands
CityMaastricht
Period2/09/125/09/12

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Baltussen, M. W., Deen, N. G., & Kuipers, J. A. M. (2012). Direct numerical simulation of the coalescence of bubbles. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction and Engineering (ISCRE 2012), 2-5 September 2012, Maastricht, The Netherlands