On the breakup of an air bubble injected into a fully developed turbulent flow. Part 2. Size PDF of the resulting daughter bubbles

Martínez Bazán, Carlos and Montañés García, José Luis and Lasheras, Juan C. (1999). On the breakup of an air bubble injected into a fully developed turbulent flow. Part 2. Size PDF of the resulting daughter bubbles. "Journal Fluid Mechanics", v. 401 ; pp. 183-207. ISSN 0022-1120. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022112099006692.

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Title: On the breakup of an air bubble injected into a fully developed turbulent flow. Part 2. Size PDF of the resulting daughter bubbles
Author/s:
  • Martínez Bazán, Carlos
  • Montañés García, José Luis
  • Lasheras, Juan C.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal Fluid Mechanics
Date: 1999
ISSN: 0022-1120
Volume: 401
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Motopropulsión y Termofluidodinámica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Based on energy principles, we propose a statistical model to describe the bubble size probability density function of the daughter bubbles resulting from the shattering of a mother bubble of size D0 immersed in a fully developed turbulent water flow. The model shows that the bubble size p.d.f. depends not only on D0, but also on the value of the dissipation rate of turbulent kinetic energy of the underlying turbulence of the water, [epsilon]. The phenomenological model is simple, yet it predicts detailed experimental measurements of the transient bubble size p.d.f.s performed over a range of bubble sizes and dissipation rates [epsilon] in a very consistent manner. The agreement between the model and the experiments is particularly good for low and moderate bubble turbulent Weber numbers, Wet = [rho][Delta]u2(D0)D0/[sigma] where the assumption of the binary breakup is shown to be consistent with the experimental observations. At larger values of Wet, it was found that the most probable number of daughter bubbles increases and the assumption of tertiary breakup is shown to lead to a better fit of the experimental measurements.

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Item ID: 5930
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/5930/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:5930
DOI: 10.1017/S0022112099006692
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org
Deposited by: Memoria de Investigacion 2
Deposited on: 08 Feb 2011 16:16
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 14:36
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