Bubble dynamics in turbulent duct flows: Lattice-Boltzmann simulations and drop tower experiments
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Lattice-Boltzmann simulations of a turbulent duct flow have been carried out to obtain trajectories of passive tracers in the conditions of a series of microgravity experiments of turbulent bubble suspensions. The statistics of these passive tracers are compared to the corresponding measurements for single-bubble and bubble-pair statistics obtained from particle tracking techniques after the high-speed camera recordings from drop-towers experiments. In the conditions of the present experiments, comparisons indicate that experimental results on bubble velocity fluctuations are not consistent with simulations of passive tracers, which points in the direction of an active role of bubbles. The present analysis illustrates the utility of a recently introduced experimental setup to generate controlled turbulent bubble suspensions in microgravity.
CitationBitlloch, P., Ruiz, X., Ramirez de La Piscina, L., Casademunt, J. Bubble dynamics in turbulent duct flows: Lattice-Boltzmann simulations and drop tower experiments. "Microgravity science and technology", 23 Juny 2018.