CFD modelling and validation of upward bubbly flow in an adiabatic vertical pipe using the quadrature method of moments
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TítuloCFD modelling and validation of upward bubbly flow in an adiabatic vertical pipe using the quadrature method of moments
Fecha de publicación2016
An Eulerian–Eulerian approach was investigated to model adiabatic bubbly flow with CFD techniques. In the framework of the OpenFOAM® software, a two-fluid model solver was modified to include a population balance ... [+]
An Eulerian–Eulerian approach was investigated to model adiabatic bubbly flow with CFD techniques. In the framework of the OpenFOAM® software, a two-fluid model solver was modified to include a population balance equation, solved with the quadrature method of moments approximation to predict upward bubbly flow in vertical pipes considering the polydisperse nature of two-phase flow. Some progress have beenmade recently solvingpopulationbalance equations in OpenFOAM® and this researchaims to extend its application to the case of vertical pipes under different conditions of liquid and gas velocities. In order to test the solver for nuclear applications, interfacial forces and bubble induced turbulence models were included to provide to this solver the capability to correctly predict the behavior of the continuous and disperse phases. Two-phase flow experiments with different superficial velocities of gas and liquid are used to validate the model and its implementation. Radial profiles of void fraction, gas and liquid velocities, Sauter mean diameter and turbulence intensity are compared to the computational results. These results are in satisfactory agreement with the experiments, showing the capability ofthe solver to predict two-phase flow characteristics. [-]
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