Shear Driven Liquid Film in a Duct: Comparison with Measured Results


Two-dimensional flow simulations of shear driven liquid film by turbulent air flow in a duct is performed using the Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes and continuity equations along with the k-ε turbulence model and the Volume of Fluid (VOF) model that are part of the FLUENT-CFD code. The purpose of this effort is to determine the suitability of using this model for predicting the measured results of Wittig et al. [1, 2]. In these studies, optical means are used to measure shear driven liquid film velocities along with the liquid film thickness, and measurements are reported for different air velocities and liquid film flow rates. The simulated results will be compared with measured values, and the suitability of the VOF model for simulating such flow will be assessed in this study.

Meeting Name

2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2006: Nov., Chicago, IL)


Mining Engineering

Second Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Measured Results; Shear Driven Liquid Film; Two-Dimensional Flow

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Jan 2006

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