Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Density Ratio and Turbulence Intensity Effects in Microbubble Drag Reduction Phenomenon

[+] Author Affiliations
P. V. Skudarnov, C. X. Lin

Florida International University, Miami, FL

Paper No. FEDSM2005-77075, pp. 17-22; 6 pages
  • ASME 2005 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting
  • Volume 1: Symposia, Parts A and B
  • Houston, Texas, USA, June 19–23, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4198-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3760-2
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


Two-dimensional single phase computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of microbubble-laden flow over a flat plate was used to assess the role of mixture density variation in microbubble drag reduction for high Reynolds number flows. The model consisted of Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) transport equations, a standard k-ε turbulence model, and a convection-diffusion species transport model. Performance of the model was validated with available experimental data and numerical simulations of more advanced multiphase two-fluid model. A parametric study of density ratio and free stream turbulence intensity effects on drag reduction was carried out. The study indicated that the model taking into account only mixture density effect could still predict drag reduction reasonably well. In addition to this, higher values of free stream turbulence intensity are predicted to result in lower drag reduction.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In