Numerical simulation of multi-dimensional two-phase flow based on flux vector splitting
This paper describes a new approach to the numerical simulation of transient, multi-dimensional two-phase flow. The development is based on a fully hyperbolic two-fluid model of two-phase flow using separated conservation equations for the two phases. Features of the new model include the existence of real eigenvalues, and a complete set of independent eigenvectors which can be expressed algebraically in terms of the major dependent flow parameters. This facilitates the application of numerical techniques specifically developed for high speed single-phase gas flows which combine signal propagation along characteristic lines with the conservation property with respect to mass, momentum and energy. Advantages of the new model for the numerical simulation of one-dimensional and two-dimensional two-phase flow are discussed.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Engineering and Design (1996)
Record Number: 199611181 / Last updated on: 1996-10-28
Original language: en
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