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Title: Modelling the Interfacial Flow of Two Immiscible Liquids in Mixing Processes
Authors: Tang, H
Wrobel, L C
Keywords: Immiscible alloys;mixing;VOF;shear flow;interface tracking
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: 112. Tang, H. and Wrobel, L.C., Modelling the Interfacial Flow of Two Immiscible Liquids in Mixing Processes, International Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 43, 1234-1256, 2005
Abstract: This paper presents an interface tracking method for modelling the flow of immiscible metallic liquids in mixing processes. The methodology can provide an insight into mixing processes for studying the fundamental morphology development mechanisms for immiscible interfaces. The volume-of-fluid (VOF) method is adopted in the present study, following a review of various modelling approaches for immiscible fluid systems. The VOF method employed here utilises the piecewise linear for interface construction scheme as well as the continuum surface force algorithm for surface force modelling. A model coupling numerical and experimental data is established. The main flow features in the mixing process are investigated. It is observed that the mixing of immiscible metallic liquids is strongly influenced by the viscosity of the system, shear forces and turbulence. The numerical results show good qualitative agreement with experimental results, and are useful for optimisating the design of mixing casting processes.
ISSN: 0020-7225
Appears in Collections:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Engineering (AMEE)
Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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