Simulation of buoyant bubble motion in viscous flows employing lattice Boltzmann and level set methods

M. Mehravaran, S. Kazemzadeh Hannani
2011 Scientia Iranica. International Journal of Science and Technology  
Recently, a hybrid Lattice Boltzmann Level Set Method (LBLSM) for two-phase incompressible fluids with large density differences, in cases of negligible or a priori known pressure gradients, has been proposed. In the present work, the mentioned LBLSM method is extended to take into account pressure gradient effects. The lattice Boltzmann method is used for calculating velocities, the interface is captured by the level set function, and the surface tension is replaced by an equivalent body
more » ... uivalent body force. The method can be applied to simulate two-phase fluid flows with density ratios up to 1000 and viscosity ratios up to 100. In order to validate the method, the evolution and merging of rising bubbles were investigated, and the results are in agreement with other numerical or experimental results.
doi:10.1016/j.scient.2011.03.018 fatcat:qirgl545zfdhtolvzusctsdfi4