Dynamics of Bubbles, Drops and Rigid Particles

  • Z. Zapryanov
  • S. Tabakova

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Governing Equations and General Properties of Fluid Flows

  3. Steady Flows. Hydrodynamics of a Single Rigid or Fluid Particle

  4. Steady Flows. Hydrodynamic Interactions between Rigid or Fluid Particles

  5. Unsteady Flows. Hydrodynamic Interactions between Drops, Bubbles and Rigid Particles

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 487-514

About this book


1. Objective and Scope Bubbles, drops and rigid particles occur everywhere in life, from valuable industrial operations like gas-liquid contracting, fluidized beds and extraction to such vital natural processes as fermentation, evaporation, and sedimentation. As we become increasingly aware of their fundamental role in industrial and biological systems, we are driven to know more about these fascinating particles. It is no surprise, therefore, that their practical and theoretical implications have aroused great interest among the scientific community and have inspired a growing number of studies and publications. Over the past ten years advances in the field of small Reynolds numbers flows and their technological and biological applications have given rise to several definitive monographs and textbooks in the area. In addition, the past three decades have witnessed enormous progress in describing quantitatively the behaviour of these particles. However, to the best of our knowledge, there are still no available books that reflect such achievements in the areas of bubble and drop deformation, hydrodynamic interactions of deformable fluid particles at low and moderate Reynolds numbers and hydrodynamic interactions of particles in oscillatory flows. Indeed, only one more book is dedicated entirely to the behaviour of bubbles, drops and rigid particles ["Bubbles, Drops and Particles" by Clift et al. (1978)] and the authors state its limitations clearly in the preface: "We treat only phenomena in which particle-particle interactions are of negligible importance. Hence, direct application of the book is limited to single-particle systems of dilute suspensions.


applied mathematics chemical engineering dynamics fluid mechanics viscosity

Authors and affiliations

  • Z. Zapryanov
    • 1
  • S. Tabakova
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and InformaticsSofia UniversitySofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Department of MechanicsTechnical University of PlovdivPlovdivBulgaria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5130-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9255-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
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