Development and Implementation of a Hybrid Volume of Fluid/Level Set Method to Study Two Phase Flows
Fick, Anthony Daniel
Doctor of Philosophy
Date of Defense:
October 10, 2005
Ali Borhan, Committee Chair/Co-Chair Andrew Leonard Belmonte, Committee Member Darrell Velegol, Committee Member Andrew Zydney, Committee Member
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Simulation of two-phase flows is a complicated problem due to the nature of interfacial behavior. Knowledge of the shape of the interface is required to determine the flow field. Thus computations need to recreate the interface for each time step. In this work, a new method is described that combines the best features of two previously utilized techniques, the Volume of Fluid and Level Set methods.