Volume 122, Number 2, April 2018
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Mesoscopic modelling of microbubble in liquid with finite density ratio of gas to liquid
State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems, and Key Laboratory of Soft Machines and Smart Devices of Zhejiang Province, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Zhejiang University - Hangzhou 310027, China
Received: 5 February 2018
Accepted: 22 May 2018
A microbubble model is developed with the mesoscopic simulation tool, dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) and many-body dissipative particle dynamics (MDPD). Standard DPD particles are employed to represent bubble phase at low density, and MDPD particles are for the liquid phase. The microbubble can be stable in liquid, in contrast to the vacuum bubble model. Gas-liquid interface is well presented with density and pressure jumps. The density ratio of gas to liquid can be lower than 0.1 by increasing the cut-off radius of bubble particles. Oscillating behavior of the microbubble model is investigated and validated by comparing with the Rayleigh-Plesset equation. The current model shows correct dynamic response, and the fluctuating behavior is captured as well. The lower the density ratio of the microbubble model, the closer the oscillating frequency to that of continuum theory.
PACS: 02.70.Ns – Molecular dynamics and particle methods / 47.11.-j – Computational methods in fluid dynamics / 68.03.-g – Gas-liquid and vacuum-liquid interfaces
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