Numerical and experimental investigation into the dynamics of a bubble-free-surface system
Journal article, 2021

The aim of the present work is to study the interaction between an oscillating bubble and a free surface. We perform a series of experiments and numerical simulations and attempt to characterize both early and late stages of the interaction. The focus is on providing insight into the mechanisms of bubble-induced atomization. For this reason, we are particularly interested in characterizing the patterns and dynamics of the liquid jets that are formed at the free surface. Observations regarding the evolution of the free surface are presented by measuring the jet's surface area and volume. Finally, based on these quantities, we introduce a metric that may be used to characterize the liquid jetting and predict whether late-time atomization of the interface will occur.

fluid dynamics

drops&bubbles

multiphase flows

cavitation

Author

Nikolaos Bempedelis

University College London (UCL)

Jiayi Zhou

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Combustion and Propulsion Systems, Combustions and Sprays

Mats Andersson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Combustion and Propulsion Systems, Combustions and Sprays

Yiannis Ventikos

University College London (UCL)

Physical Review Fluids

2469990X (eISSN)

Vol. 6 1 013606

Holistic Approach of Spray Injection through a Generalized Multi-phase Framework

European Commission (EC) (H2020-675676), 2016-01-01 -- 2018-12-31.

Subject Categories

Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevFluids.6.013606

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