Direct Numerical Simulations of Bubbly Flows

  • Gretar Tryggvason
  • Jiacai Lu
  • Souvik Biswas
  • Asghar Esmaeeli
Conference paper
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 81)


The status of direct numerical simulations of bubbly flows is reviewd and a few recent results are presented. The development of numerical methods based on the one-field formulation has made it possible to follow the evolution of a large number of bubbles for a sufficiently long time so that converged statistics for the averaged properties of the flow can be obtained. In addition to extensive studies of homogeneous bubbly flows, recent investigations have helped give insight into drag reduction due to the injection of bubbles into turbulent flows and two-fluid modeling of laminar multiphase flows in channels.


Reynolds Number Direct Numerical Simulation Void Fraction Drag Reduction Multiphase Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gretar Tryggvason
    • 1
  • Jiacai Lu
    • 1
  • Souvik Biswas
    • 1
  • Asghar Esmaeeli
    • 1
  1. 1.Worcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

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