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Numerical Simulation of Dynamic Contact Angles and Contact Lines in Multiphase Flows using Level Set Method

Abstract Many physical phenomena and industrial applications involve multiphase fluid flows and hence it is of high importance to be able to simulate various aspects of these flows accurately. The Dynamic Contact Angles (DCA) and the contact lines at the wall boundaries are a couple of such important aspects. In the past few decades, many mathematical models were developed for predicting the contact angles of the inter-face with the wall boundary under various flow conditions. These models are used to incorporate the physics of DCA and contact line motion in numerical simulations using various interface capturing/tracking techniques. In the current thesis, a simple approach to incorporate the static and dynamic contact angle boundary conditions usin... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Pendota, Premchand (Author) / Herrmann, Marcus (Advisor) / Rykaczewski, Konrad (Committee member) / Chen, Kangping (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Engineering / Physics / CFD / Contact angles / interface capturing / level set method / Multiphase flows
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 49 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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