Numerical simulations of droplets on the hydrophobic and hydrophilic walls by lattice boltzmann method

Yosuke Matsukuma, Gen Inoue, Masaki Minemoto

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Abstract

Gas-liquid flows in/on porous structures are simulated by using of the two-phase Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM), in which the wetting boundary conditions on solid wall with complex geometry are incorporated. The complex geometry simulating the packed bed is numerically constructed by the discrete element method (DEM). It is confirmed that structure of the simulated packed bed is similar to the actual bed by comparison of wall friction factor. Next the behaviors of droplet on the porous structures are simulated with different wetting properties. For hydrophilic cases, the droplets set on the porous structure at initial stage penetrated into the porous structure as time marching on and spread in the bed. It was shown that the droplet behavior depends on the surface tension and its viscosity. From these numerical simulations, the applicability of LBM to Gas-liquid flows in/on porous structures was confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011
Pages3535-3540
Number of pages6
EditionPARTS A, B, C, D
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
EventASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011 - Hamamatsu, Japan
Duration: Jul 24 2011Jul 29 2011

Publication series

NameASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011
NumberPARTS A, B, C, D
Volume1

Other

OtherASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011
CountryJapan
CityHamamatsu
Period7/24/117/29/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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