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Jazaul Ikhsan May 29, 2001 00:25

Bubble motion in

I am doing research about bubble flow in water. The bubble motion causes disturbance in water. What is the governing equation of this case ? How do I apply the shear stress term ? Thank you for your answer

Ibrahim Mustafa May 29, 2001 00:57

Re: Bubble motion in
The governing equations are NS. Apply them separately to water and air bubbles and match the boundary conditons to converge

Jazaul Ikhsan May 29, 2001 02:43

Re: Bubble motion in
Your explanation too general for me because, I'm sorry, I'am a beginner in this case. Could you explain in detail, please ? Thanks again for your answer.

John C. Chien May 29, 2001 06:05

Re: Bubble motion in
(1). You have governing equations for the bubble, and governing equations for the water. (2). So, you have conservation laws for the water, the bubble, and the combined system. Conservation laws are mass, momentum and energy conservations.(3). Relatively speaking, you will have flow over the bubble, and it will create flow motions in water. (you will also get flow motion in the bubble.)

Pei-Ying Hsieh May 29, 2001 09:55

Re: Bubble motion in
Navier-Stokes' equation is the governing equations. When in the water phase, use the fluid properties of water (density, viscosity), while in the air phase, use the properties of air. The conditions on the water/air interface should match. So, one of the issues is to track the locations of the interfaces. Several methods have been developed for this: Level Set, VOF (volume-of-fluid), Front tracking...etc. Each has its weakness and strength. So, which one to use depends on the problem you are solving.

If the medium of the bubble is not air and the density ratio between the bubble and water (or surrounding fluid) is less than 200, you might want to consider Lattice Boltzmann method. There is no need to track the interface explicitly.

bronze May 29, 2001 11:37

Re: Bubble motion in
There is a book by cliff, grace and weber

Bubbles drops and particles

Commonly refered to as the "Bubble Bible". I would suggest you start here. It covers everything and more.

A very interesting subject :)

Barry May 30, 2001 02:48

Bubble bible
Hey Bronze

Please give us the full reference for the Bubble bible, We are very interested! i.e. authors publishers etc etc

Thanx Barry

bronze May 30, 2001 10:26

Re: Bubble bible
R. Clift, J. R. Grace, and M.E. Weber, 1978, Bubbles, Drops, and Particles, Academic Press, NY, ISBN 0-12-176950-X

Barry May 31, 2001 01:35

Re: Bubble bible
Thanx a million Bronze

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