A Model of Boiling in Emulsions

  • Matthew Lind RoesleEmail author
  • Francis A. Kulacki
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


A model of boiling dilute emulsions is developed based on the Eulerian multiphase model. The model contains three phases, corresponding to the continuous component and droplets and bubbles of the suspended component. Closure equations are developed for the effective properties of each phase, for boiling and condensation rates for the droplets and bubbles of the dispersed component, and for momentum and heat transfer between phases. A finite volume numerical model of the multiphase model is developed.


Eulerian multiphase model Multiphase flow Chain boiling Bubble-droplet interaction Effective property Finite volume OpenFOAM PISO algorithm CFD Drag model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Energy TechnologyETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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