Numerical modelling of air-nanofluid bubbly flows in a vertical tube using the MUltiple-SIze-Group (MUSIG) model

Yuan, Y, Li, X and Tu, J 2016, 'Numerical modelling of air-nanofluid bubbly flows in a vertical tube using the MUltiple-SIze-Group (MUSIG) model', International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, vol. 102, pp. 856-866.


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Title Numerical modelling of air-nanofluid bubbly flows in a vertical tube using the MUltiple-SIze-Group (MUSIG) model
Author(s) Yuan, Y
Li, X
Tu, J
Year 2016
Journal name International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume number 102
Start page 856
End page 866
Total pages 11
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract The MUltiple-SIze-Group (MUSIC) model was used in this study to simulate bubbly flows of air-water and air-nanofluid in a vertical tube. Flow parameters including the void fraction, gas velocity, interfacial area concentration and Sauter mean bubble diameter were predicted and compared against the experimental data available in the literature. The model agreed well with the experimental data of air-water bubbly flow, but exhibited notable discrepancies from the data of air-nanofluid bubbly flow. With the aim to improve the MUSIG model for an effective modelling of air-nanofluid bubbly flows, some latest experimental and theoretical research outcomes were summarised and analysed. It was proposed that the key job when modelling bubbly flows of nanofluids using the MUSIG model is to address the spontaneous assembly of nanoparticles at bubble surfaces and its effects on the interfacial forces and bubble coalescence process.
Subject Mathematical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Bubbly flow
MUSIG model
Nanofluids
Nanoparticle assembly
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.06.021
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ISSN 0017-9310
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