In this paper we present a new multiphase computational model for polydisperse turbulent gas-liquid flows. In this model the gas phase is transported by a single convection equation and the effect of turbulent dispersion is addressed by including a diffusion term. In order to close the system of equations, the gas phase velocity is calculated by employing the slip velocity concept or by solving an ODE. This procedure shares similarity with the Euler-Lagrange (E-L) method, in which the gas velocity is updated by bubble Lagrangian tracking, and with the Euler-Euler (E-E) method, and for this reason it is called the Quasi-Eulerian-Eulerian (Q-E-E) method. In order to account for polydispersity one single transport equation is added to describe the effects of bubble breakage and coalescence on the mean bubble size. The novel Q-E-E method was implemented in the open-source code OpenFOAM-7 and was used to simulate turbulent gas-liquid flows with three different geometries operating under different conditions. The predictions for the dynamical vortex structures, local phase fraction, global gas holdup, mean bubble size and vertical/horizontal liquid velocities were verified against the solution provided by the E-L solver or against published experimental data. Good agreement was found and with extremely small computational costs.

QEEFoam: A Quasi-Eulerian-Eulerian model for polydisperse turbulent gas-liquid flows. Implementation in OpenFOAM, verification and validation / Li, D.; Wei, Y.; Marchisio, D.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MULTIPHASE FLOW. - ISSN 0301-9322. - STAMPA. - 136:(2021), p. 103544. [10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2020.103544]

QEEFoam: A Quasi-Eulerian-Eulerian model for polydisperse turbulent gas-liquid flows. Implementation in OpenFOAM, verification and validation

Marchisio D.
2021

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In this paper we present a new multiphase computational model for polydisperse turbulent gas-liquid flows. In this model the gas phase is transported by a single convection equation and the effect of turbulent dispersion is addressed by including a diffusion term. In order to close the system of equations, the gas phase velocity is calculated by employing the slip velocity concept or by solving an ODE. This procedure shares similarity with the Euler-Lagrange (E-L) method, in which the gas velocity is updated by bubble Lagrangian tracking, and with the Euler-Euler (E-E) method, and for this reason it is called the Quasi-Eulerian-Eulerian (Q-E-E) method. In order to account for polydispersity one single transport equation is added to describe the effects of bubble breakage and coalescence on the mean bubble size. The novel Q-E-E method was implemented in the open-source code OpenFOAM-7 and was used to simulate turbulent gas-liquid flows with three different geometries operating under different conditions. The predictions for the dynamical vortex structures, local phase fraction, global gas holdup, mean bubble size and vertical/horizontal liquid velocities were verified against the solution provided by the E-L solver or against published experimental data. Good agreement was found and with extremely small computational costs.
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