Bubbles released from a porous plug into a gas-stirred ladle present different bubbly dispersion patterns that can be studied by CFD means. Recent modeling (Alexiadis et al.) has, in fact, led to numerical results in accord with experimental data. However, due to the high number of equations involved, it is not easy to understand the physical reasons of the transitions between these patterns. In the present paper, attention was focused on the role of fragmentation and coalescence and the pattern-transition modeled by means of intersection points between these functions.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Applied Mathematical Modelling|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computational Mechanics
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Control and Optimization