International Journal of Modern Physics and Applications
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International Journal of Modern Physics and Applications, Vol.1, No.3, Jul. 2015, Pub. Date: Jul. 16, 2015
Numerical Simulation of Water Droplet Falling onto a Liquid Pool Under Zero Gravity Conditions Using Level Set Method
Pages: 106-111 Views: 1178 Downloads: 525
Authors
[01] Ashraf Balabel, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Taif University, Al-Haweiah, Taif, Saudi Arabia.
Abstract
The present paper presents a numerical simulation of a water droplet falling under a constant velocity onto a liquid pool. The governing equations are solved using the control volume approach on a non-staggered grid system. The topological changes of the liquid droplet and the liquid surface are predicted by means of the level set method. The obtained results showed that the numerical method developed is capable to predict the resulting dynamics of such complex phenomenon in a simplified and accurate way. The remarkable capability of the developed numerical method in predicting two-phase flow dynamics enables us to predict further a wide range of two-phase flow industrial and engineering applications.
Keywords
Droplet Dynamics, Level Set Method, Zero Gravity, Numerical Simulation, Two-Phase Flows
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