Numerical Simulation of Droplet Motion and Two-Phase Flow Field in an Oscillating Container

T Watanabe

Abstract


The dynamic motion of the droplet in the oscillating flow field is simulated numerically using the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian and level set coupled method. It is shown that radiating flows are generated from the droplet surface in the oscillating direction and the droplet moves toward the pressure node. The translational motion of the droplet is caused by the density variation, while the radiating flows are by the pressure variation. The flow field around the droplet in the oscillating container is found to be similar to that around the oscillating droplet in the stationary container.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/1750-9548.5.1.35

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