Modeling the Flows of Two Immiscible Fluids in a Three-Dimensional Square Channel Using the Level-Set Method

Y. F. Yap, J. C. Chai, K. C. Toh, T. N. Wong

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Abstract

A numerical solution of an annular two-phase flow in a square channel is presented. A combined formulation using only one set of conservation equations to treat both fluids is employed. The level-set (LS) method is used to capture the interface between the fluids. To overcome a weakness in the level-set method, the localized mass correction (LMC) scheme of [22] is applied to ensure mass conservation. The finite-volume method is used to solve the governing equations. Results are presented for two fluids of identical and different properties with two different inlet interface shapes. These results are compared with that of the volume-of-fluid (VOF) method and good agreement is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-904
Number of pages12
JournalNumerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications
Volume49
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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