Numerical investigation of rising bubbles bursting at a free surface through a multiphase SPH model

Numerical investigation of rising bubbles bursting at a free surface through a multiphase SPH model As a Lagrangian meshless method, smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method is robust in modelling multi-fluid flows with interface fragmentations. However, the application for the simulation of a rising bubble bursting at a fluid surface is rarely documented. In this paper, the multiphase SPH model is extended and applied to simulate this challenging phenomenon. Different numerical techniques developed in different SPH models are combined in the present SPH model. The adoption of a background pressure determined based on the surface tension can help to avoid tensile instability and interface penetrations. An accurate surface tension model is employed. This model is suitable for bubble rising problems of small scales and high density ratios. An interface sharpness force is adopted to achieve a smoother bubble surface. A suitable formula of viscous force, which is proven to be able to accurately capture the bubble splitting and small bubble detachment, is employed. Moreover, a modified prediction-correction time-stepping scheme for a better numerical stability and allows a relatively larger CFL factor is adopted. It is also worthwhile to mention that the particle shifting technique, which helps to make the particle distribute in an arrangement of lower disorder, can significantly improve the numerical accuracy. Regarding the treatment of the fluid surface, particles of lighter phase are arranged above the free surface of the denser phase to avoid the kernel truncation in the density approximation. Furthermore, this technique also allows an accurate calculation of the surface tension on the fluid surface. A number of cases of bubbly flows are presented, which confirms the capability of the present multiphase SPH model in modelling complex bubble-surface interactions with the density ratio and viscosity ratio up to 1000 and 100 respectively. Meccanica Springer Journals

Numerical investigation of rising bubbles bursting at a free surface through a multiphase SPH model

Loading next page...
Springer Netherlands
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Physics; Classical Mechanics; Civil Engineering; Automotive Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial