Properties and averaged equations for flows of bubbly liquids

Peter D.M. Spelt, Ashok S. Sangani

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Averaged properties of bubbly liquids in the limit of large Reynolds and small Weber numbers are determined as functions of the volume fraction, mean relative velocity, and velocity variance of the bubbles using numerical simulations and a pair interaction theory. The results of simulations are combined with those obtained recently for sheared bubbly liquids [19] and the mixture momentum and continuity equations to propose a complete set of averaged equations and closure relations for the flows of bubbly liquids at large Reynolds and small Weber numbers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-386
Number of pages50
JournalFlow, Turbulence and Combustion
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997


  • Averaged equations
  • Bubbly flows
  • Potential flow interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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