Application of the lattice Boltzmann method to two-phase Rayleigh-Benard convection with a deformable interface

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  • The lattice Boltzmann method (LBM) is extended to include the effects of interfacial tension and its dependence on temperature and is applied to the problem of buoyancy-driven flow in a non-isothermal two-phase system. No a priori assumptions are made regarding the shape and dynamic roles of the interface. The behavior of interface is obtained as part of the solution of the lattice Boltzmann equations. A parametric study of the effects of thermally induced density change, buoyancy, surface tension variation with temperature on interface dynamics, flow regimes and heat transfer is presented. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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  • Chang Q; Alexander JID
  • Start Page

  • 473
  • End Page

  • 489
  • Volume

  • 212
  • Issue

  • 2