Bubble-bubble interaction in multi-component flow

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Bubble-bubble interaction for the simple case of a small spherical bubble in the vicinity of a much larger bubble, both rising in stationary liquid, with no mass transfer between liquid and vapor phases, has been studied. The effect of the motion of the larger bubble on the dynamics of the smaller bubble has been determined both for completely spherical, and for spherical cap shaped large bubbles. The complicated motion of the smaller bubble, as it is entrained in the wake of the larger bubble, is clearly seen. This simple model of bubble-bubble interaction can be used in the individual-particle-tracking method of two-phase flow analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTwo-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer - 1992
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791809234
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event28th National Heat Transfer Conference and Exhibition - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Aug 9 1992Aug 12 1992

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD
ISSN (Print)0272-5673


Other28th National Heat Transfer Conference and Exhibition
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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