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Baseline Closure Model for Dispersed Bubbly Flow: Bubble Coalescence and Breakup

Liao, Y.; Rzehak, R.; Lucas, D.; Krepper, E.


A set of closures for two-fluid modelling of adiabatic bubbly flows has been defined as baseline model, which provides a common basis for further improvement and development. It includes closures for bubble forces, bubble-induced turbulence as well as bubble coalescence and breakup. In this work, the baseline model is applied to the case of adiabatic upward vertical pipe flows and validated with aid of the MTLoop database. Special attention is paid to the performance of the newly proposed coalescence and breakup model. The comparison with measurements shows that the baseline model is able to capture the evolution of bubble size distribution, gas volume fraction and velocity profiles along the pipe over a wide range of flow conditions.

Keywords: baseline model; bubble coalescence and breakup; MUSIG, poly-dispersed bubbly flow; vertical pipe

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