An efficient method for large-scale simulations of bubbly liquids

Sang Yoon Kang, Ashok S. Sangani

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An efficient numerical method for simulating the motion of a large number of spherical bubbles through an inviscid liquid is described. The flow induced by each bubble is approximated as that due to a monopole and a dipole, and a rapid summation method based on dividing the system into groups of bubbles is used for evaluating interactions among bubbles. The computational time is shown to increase linearly with the number of bubbles. The method is shown to give accurate results for the effective properties of bubbly liquids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-345
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 10 2002


  • Added mass coefficient
  • Bubbly liquids
  • Large-scale simulations
  • Parallel computing
  • Potential flow interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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