Simulations of boiling systems using a lattice Boltzmann method

L. Biferale, P. Perlekar, M. Sbragaglia, F. Toschi

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Abstract

We report about a numerical algorithm based on the lattice Boltzmann method and its applications for simulations of turbulent convection in multi-phase flows. We discuss the issue of 'latent heat' definition using a thermodynamically consistent pseudo-potential on the lattice. We present results of numerical simulations in 3D with and without boiling, showing the distribution of pressure, density and temperature fluctuations inside a convective cell. Key words: Lattice Boltzmann equation, boiling, thermal convection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)696-705
JournalCommunications in Computational Physics
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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