Volume 9, Issue 5
Multiphysic Two-Phase Flow Lattice Boltzmann: Droplets with Realistic Representation of the Interface

Pablo M. Dupuy, María Fernandino, Hugo A. Jakobsen & Hallvard F. Svendsen

Commun. Comput. Phys., 9 (2011), pp. 1414-1430.

Published online: 2011-05

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Free energy lattice Boltzmann methods are well suited for the simulation of two phase flow problems. The model for the interface is based on well understood physical grounds. In most cases a numerical interface is used instead of the physical one because of lattice resolution limitations. In this paper we present a framework where we can both follow the droplet behavior in a coarse scale and solve the interface in a fine scale simultaneously. We apply the method for the simulation of a droplet using an interface to diameter size ratio of 1 to 280. In a second simulation, a small droplet coalesces with a 42 times larger droplet producing on it only a small capillary wave that propagates and dissipates.

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