Bubble behavior at an uneven wall

H. Shmueli, G. Ziskind, R. Letan

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Abstract

The present study deals with single bubble growth on an uneven wall. A model problem is defined and solved using a three-dimensional numerical simulation. The wall has the shape of a triangular cavity and feature vortices. The equations solved in the present study are based on macro region modelling of the bubble alone and describe its growth from the initial state to detachment from the surface and consequent motion. The model includes a simultaneous solution of conservation equations for the liquid and gaseous phases, in conjunction with three-dimensional interface tracking. The latter is achieved using the level-set method. The numerical modeling includes the multi-grid method. The complete three-dimensional model is discretized using an original in-house numerical code realized in MATLAB. Different cases of bubble growth on the triangular cavity walls are investigated. The main conclusion from the calculations is that the bubble shape and its growth rate strongly depend on its location and on the channel orientation. New features, not possible for flat walls and special for this case, are revealed and discussed. It is demonstrated that under certain conditions, the bubble is obstructed by the surface geometry. It is also shown how a growing bubble affects the flow field inside a cavity, interacting with the vortex structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeat Transfer in Multiphase Systems; Gas Turbine Heat Transfer; Manufacturing and Materials Processing; Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment; Heat and Mass Transfer in Biotechnology; Heat Transfer Under Extreme Conditions; Computational Heat Transfer; Heat Transfer Visualization Gallery; General Papers on Heat Transfer; Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer; Transport Phenomena in Manufacturing and Materials Processing
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850336
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2016, collocated with the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels - Washington, United States
Duration: 10 Jul 201614 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2016, collocated with the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels
Volume2

Conference

ConferenceASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference, HT 2016, collocated with the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period10/07/1614/07/16

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