A level-set approach for compressible, multiphase fluid flows with mass transfer

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Abstract

In this work, a new level-set-based approach is presented and applied to compressible, multiphase flows. Using a species-mass-conservation-based level-set transport equation, several advantages over signed-distance-function- based methods are demonstrated. Specific improvements include a ghost-fluid-free method for highly compressible problems, extensions to an arbitrary number of species, and finite-rate chemistry mass transfer modeling. While maintaining higher-order numerics, the approach is applicable to three-dimensional, time-accurate/steady, turbulent simulations. Herein, the method is applied to a flow solver that fully couples the mass, momentum, energy, and level-set transport equation; although the methods are equally applicable to segregated flow solvers. The methods are tested for ventilated supercavities, natural cavitation (incompressible, compressible, and thermal), and shock-induced boiling. Lastly, new reinitialization methods are developed specific to cavitating flows that decrease the interface diffusion where needed, while retaining an ability to admit subgrid-scale mixtures. Such an approach enables a more physical solution method for certain classes of multiphase flows. This formulation of the level-set approach is a general, valid, method that could easily be incorporated into any species-mass conservation solver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 25 2009

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Name19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference

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Other19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period6/22/096/25/09

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Multiphase flow
Flow of fluids
Conservation
Mass transfer
Cavitation
Boiling liquids
Momentum
Fluids
Hot Temperature

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Automotive Engineering

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Kinzel, M. P., Lindau, J. W. V., & Kunz, R. F. (2009). A level-set approach for compressible, multiphase fluid flows with mass transfer. In 19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference [2009-4152] (19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference).
Kinzel, Michael P. ; Lindau, Jules Washington V. ; Kunz, Robert Francis. / A level-set approach for compressible, multiphase fluid flows with mass transfer. 19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference. 2009. (19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference).
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Kinzel, MP, Lindau, JWV & Kunz, RF 2009, A level-set approach for compressible, multiphase fluid flows with mass transfer. in 19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference., 2009-4152, 19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, San Antonio, TX, United States, 6/22/09.

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Kinzel MP, Lindau JWV, Kunz RF. A level-set approach for compressible, multiphase fluid flows with mass transfer. In 19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference. 2009. 2009-4152. (19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference).