## Abstract

This work is devoted to the numerical simulation of liquid-gas flows. The liquid phase is considered as incompressible, while the gas phase is treated as compressible in the low Mach number approximation. A single fluid two pressure model is developed and the front-tracking method is used to track the interface. Navier-Stokes equations coupled with that of temperature are solved in the whole computational domain. Velocity, pressure and temperature fields are computed yielding a complete description of the dynamics for both phases. We show that our method is much more efficient than the so-called all-Mach methods involving a single pressure, since large time steps can be used while retaining time accuracy. The model is first validated on a reference test problem solved using an accurate ALE technique to track the interface. Numerical examples in two space dimensions are next presented. They consist of air bubbles immersed in a closed cavity filled up with liquid water. The forced oscillations of the system consisting of the air bubbles and the liquid water are investigated. They are driven by a heat supply or a thermodynamic pressure difference between the bubbles.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 8844-8867 |

Number of pages | 24 |

Journal | Journal of Computational Physics |

Volume | 229 |

Issue number | 23 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Nov 2010 |

## Keywords

- Compressibility
- Front-tracking
- Low Mach number flow
- Two-phase flow

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Numerical Analysis
- Modeling and Simulation
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Computer Science Applications
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics